It would appear that fans of legendary horror author Stephen King will not have to wait a whole lot longer for a brand new novel. King announced, via his website, that his newest piece of writing The Institute will be available in September of this year. This newest work, published by Scribner, comes a little over a year after his last novel.
King is just as relevant now as he ever was, with the smashing success of the remake of the IT miniseries (with the second part to be released this fall), and the recent news of a new adaptation of The Stand being picked up by CBS All Access. He has not slowed his literary career, either.
Check out the official synopsis for The Insider, as well as the cover art below:
In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”
In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.
If you simply cannot wait for this new release, you check out an excerpt here.