'Hums and crackles with delicious unease' Independent
'Captivating' The Sunday Times
'An absorbing thriller' Mail on Sunday
NO ONE HAS EVER ESCAPED FROM THE INSTITUTE.
Luke Ellis, a super-smart twelve-year-old with an exceptional gift, is the latest in a long line of kids abducted and taken to a secret government facility, hidden deep in the forest in Maine.
Here, kids with special talents - telekinesis and telepathy - like Luke's new friends Kalisha, Nick and Iris, are subjected to a series of experiments.
There seems to be no hope of escape. Until Luke teams up with an even younger boy whose powers of telepathy are off the scale.
Meanwhile, far away in a small town in South Carolina, former cop Tim Jamieson, looking for the quiet life, has taken a job working for the local sheriff. He doesn't know he's about to take on the biggest case of his career . . .
THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY OUT.
'An epic tale of childhood betrayal and hope regained... an immersive tale full of suspense and thrills that will keep readers up late at night racing towards a heartbreaking yet glorious finale... a dazzling achievement' - Daily Express
- Paperback | 496 pages
- 128 x 196 x 38mm | 340g
- 23 Jul 2020
- HODDER & STOUGHTON
- Hodder Paperback
- United Kingdom
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About Stephen King
Mirror as a 'genius' and by The Sunday Times as 'one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel'. He is the author of more than sixty books including the No. 1 bestselling novel THE OUTSIDER, voted winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for best Mystery and Thriller 2018 and the classic IT, 'a book which speaks to everybody' - Guardian. Many of his titles have been turned into films, TV series and streamed events including MISERY, IT and THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION. His highly acclaimed novel THE INSTITUTE was a runaway bestseller in hardback, and won the Goodreads Choice Awards for best horror novel.
King was also the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, in 2007 won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and in 2015 received America's National Medal of Arts. He lives with his wife, Tabitha King, in Maine.