Announcing the new novel from Stephen King: The Institute

By Maddy Marshall

Posted on February 12, 2019 in Books, Horror, News with tags Horror, Paranormal, Supernatural

We’re delighted to announce the new novel from Stephen King: The Institute. It will be released in September 2019. Combining the suspense of The Outsider with the childhood camaraderie in IT, The Institute is a powerful new novel which is destined to become the No. 1 blockbuster of Autumn 2019.

Here’s what we know so far:

There’s Only One Way Out…

Deep in the woods of Maine, there is a dark state facility where kids, abducted from across the United States, are incarcerated.  In the Institute they are subjected to a series of tests and procedures meant to combine their exceptional gifts –  telepathy, telekinesis – for concentrated effect.  Luke Ellis is the latest recruit.  He’s just a regular 12-year-old, except he’s not just smart, he’s super-smart.  And he has another gift which the Institute wants to use…

Far away in a small town in South Carolina, former cop Tim Jamieson has taken a job working for the local Sheriff.  He’s basically just walking the beat.  But he’s about to take on the biggest case of his career.

Back in the Institute’s downtrodden playground and corridors where posters advertise ‘just another day in paradise’, Luke, his friend Kalisha and the other kids are in no doubt that they are prisoners, not guests.  And there is no hope of escape.

But great events can turn on small hinges and Luke is about to team up with a new, even younger recruit, Avery Dixon, whose ability to read minds is off the scale. While the Institute may want to harness their powers for covert ends, the combined intelligence of Luke and Avery is beyond anything that even those who run the experiments – even the infamous Mrs Sigsby – suspect.

Thrilling, suspenseful, heartbreaking, The Institute is a stunning novel of childhood betrayed and hope regained.


The Institute will be released in hardback, export trade paperback, ebook and audio on 10 September 2019.

(Plus if you pre-order your copy now from Waterstones and Amazon it’s currently only half-price!)




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