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If It Bleeds: a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestseller The Outsider, plus three irresistible novellas

Stephen King

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Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

The eagerly awaited paperback edition of the No. 1 bestselling hardcover featuring a stand-alone sequel to The Outsider, and three additional irresistible novellas.

News people have a saying: 'If it bleeds, it leads'. And a bomb at Albert Macready Middle School is guaranteed to lead any bulletin.

Holly Gibney of the Finders Keepers detective agency is working on the case of a missing dog - and on her own need to be more assertive - when she sees the footage on TV. But when she tunes in again, to the late-night report, she realises something is not quite right about the correspondent who was first on the scene. So begins 'If It Bleeds', a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestselling THE OUTSIDER featuring the incomparable Holly on her first solo case - and also the riveting title story in Stephen King's brilliant new collection.

Dancing alongside are three more wonderful long stories from this 'formidably versatile author' (The Sunday Times) - 'Mr Harrigan's Phone', 'The Life of Chuck' and 'Rat'. All four display the richness of King's storytelling with grace, humour, horror and breathtaking suspense. A fascinating Author's Note gives us a wonderful insight into the origin of each story and the writer's unparalleled imagination

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Praise for If It Bleeds: a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestseller The Outsider, plus three irresistible novellas

  • Full of vividly drawn characters and unsettling themes, If It Bleeds is another tour de force by a master storyteller - Daily Express

  • Such glimpses into King's own mind are riveting and satisfyingly terrifying. Read the book for this - Evening Standard

  • The horror writer is at his familiar best with four suspenseful and sometimes surprisingly tender novellas... If It Bleeds brings together four new stories, all offering vintage King themes with their own particular twist... King, as always, is right on the money - Observer

  • The titular novella is...an impeccably judged whodunnit...the other three [are] readable, engaging studies of male lives at different stages - The Sunday Times

  • You may wonder if the great yarn spinner of the supernatural possesses psychic abilities of his own because this collection of short stories is so timely... Spine-chillingly brilliant - The People

  • You'll fly through IF IT BLEEDS - Daily Telegraph

  • You are drawn in immediately and kept guessing until the end - the Sun (On the audiobook)

  • Four wonderful stories - Press Association

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Stephen King

Stephen King is the No. 1 bestselling author of more than 50 titles. King is one of those rare authors who has received first-rate acclaim for both his full-length novels and his story collections. He lives in Maine, where Mile 81 is set.

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