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Publisher Description

Some believe Bedford, Maine, is cursed. Its bloody past, endless rain, and the decay of its downtown portend a hopeless future. With the death of its paper mill, Bedford's unemployed residents soon find themselves with far too much time to dwell on thoughts of Susan Marley. Once the local beauty, she's now the local whore. Silently prowling the muddy streets, she watches eerily from the shadows, waiting for . . . something. And haunting the sleep of everyone in town with monstrous visions of violence and horror.

Those who are able will leave Bedford before the darkness fully ascends. But those who are trapped here—from Susan Marley's long-suffering mother and younger sister to her guilt-ridden, alcoholic ex-lover to the destitute and faithless with nowhere else to go—will soon know the fullest and most terrible meaning of nightmare.

Mysteries & Thrillers
October 13
HarperCollins e-books

Customer Reviews

tutankuamen ,

Oh, so good.

I've just finished reading "The Keeper" for the second time. This is an exquisitely written horror story about characters who are not just called the Keeper, Susan, Liz, Mary, and Bobby, but it is a story about all people everywhere; it is a story about all of us.

MathOsGuru ,

Excellent Story, Well Written, & Simply Outstanding

The author writes intelligently, free flowing, and with the inked grace of Stephen King during his most promising prose. I purchased this book while considering an alternate, and I am just plain ecstatic that I opted to read this book instead. The characters are so well developed that the reader can almost step into their psyches at any given point in the story. The plot is well developed and congruent from beginning to end; simply a river that flows with no annoying impediments. Building moments to climactic ones are well narrated and leaves the reader in tense moments throughout the story. When the author puts you in the position to feel the emotions of the characters as the words flow across the pages, you know that you are in for the duration. This is one of the best books in this genre that I have read, and thoroughly enjoyed, in quite some time. I am a fan of King, Koontz, Craven, Poe, and many many others of the genre, and I now include Sarah Langan in this elite group of authors. The book is well worth the money, and you WILL NOT be disappointed, I guarantee you. I just purchased her next book, "The Missing", so without further ado, read this book and enjoy as I am off to begin her next book. Kudos to Langan for an excellent, excellent story!

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