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The Institute

The Institute

‘It does everything you’d expect of a masterpiece – and it is one’ Sunday Express

‘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
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

On Sale: 10th September 2019

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781529355420

Reviews

A terrific book - a flat out pedal to the metal thriller. One of Stephen King's best
Linwood Barclay
Once pigeon-holed as a 'horror-meister', King has become a formidably versatile author, enabling him to pull off a captivating, hybrid novel that shape-shifts through several genres
The Sunday Times
A testament to the power of resilience and friendship . . . It does everything you'd expect of a masterpiece - and it is one
Sunday Express
THE INSTITUTE will delight King's devoted readers and create a whole new generation of lifelong fans. The Master of Storytelling at his very best - which means better than anyone else
Matt Thorne
Hums and crackles with delicious unease...King is supreme at crafting the building blocks of a story and laying them together in a slick, teasing and apparently simple way
Independent
Stephen King has written the most readable and electrifying tale . . . a thrilling, chilling ride
Love Reading
[King] has been a constant literary companion . . . I still look forward as much as I ever did to each new novel or short story collection. The Institute is another winner . . . It's familiar King territory and all the better for it.
Conleth Hill, Guardian
This hefty, provocative book will appeal particularly to King's long-standing fans.
Metro
King knows what he is doing, and has done for a longtime. His pacing, ear for dialogue and pure storytelling ability are all on display in The Institute
Otago Daily Times