The Missing

Sarah Langan (Author)
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Description

A remote and affluent Maine community, Corpus Christi was untouched by the environmental catastrophe that destroyed the neighboring blue-collar town of Bedford. But all that will change in a heartbeat . . .

The nightmare is awakened when third-grade schoolteacher Lois Larkin takes the children on a field trip to Bedford. There in the abandoned woods, a small, cruel boy unearths an ancient horror--a contagious plague that transforms its victims into something violent, hungry . . . and inhuman.

The long, dark night is just beginning. And all hope must die as the contagion feeds--for the malevolence will not rest until it has devoured every living soul in Corpus Christi . . . and beyond.

Product Details

Price
$6.99
Publisher
Harper
Publish Date
September 25, 2007
Pages
400
Dimensions
4.3 X 1.14 X 6.68 inches | 0.46 pounds
Language
English
Type
Mass Market Paperbound
EAN/UPC
9780060872915
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About the Author

Sarah Langan, a Columbia MFA graduate and three-time recipient of the Bram Stoker Award, is the author of three novels including The Keeper. She grew up in Long Island and she currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughters. Find out more at SarahLangan.com.

Reviews

"A smart, brand-new take on the haunted house story...hard to believe this is a first novel."--Jack Ketchum, author of OFFSPRING
"A dark and bracingly bleak tale of supernatural terror."--Ramsey Campbell, author of SECRET STORY
"An astonishing first novel...chilling, haunting, and so smartly written that the pages fly by like the wind."--Ray Garton, author of THE LOVELIEST DEAD
"Akin to the more ambitious work of Stephen King...this effective debut promises great things to come."--Publishers Weekly
"Langan has crafted a grisly horror story that will keep you out of the woods for years to come."--BookPage
"Deft and disturbing... twists expectations into surreal surprises... hypnotic reading - an assured and impressive debut."--Douglas E. Winter
"[THE MISSING is] as engrossing as a dagger poised at one's throat."--J.C. Patterson
"THE MISSING is reminiscent of Stephen King's Salem's Lot with wicked drops of Koontz, Barker, and Straub."--J.C. Patterson
"THE KEEPER kept me up, late into the night...I'm hoping for a whole shelf of novels by Langan."--Kelly Link, author of MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS
"Echoes of Stephen King resound...the first fruits of a most promising career."--Washington Times
"[A] distinct and juicy flavor all its own. THE KEEPER begins what should be a very fruitful career."--Peter Straub, New York Times bestselling author of IN THE NIGHT ROOM
"[A] brilliant debut, heralding the arrival of a major talent."--Tim Lebbon, author of DUSK and BERSERK
"Langan has a sharp eye for the small vivid details of American life, and her characters are utterly believable."--London Times on The Keeper
"Langan has the control of a pro...."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A genuine creepfest that recalls, in the best way possible, the early work of Stephen King"--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"...innovative, sharp, and absolutely chilling..."--Brian Keene, Bram Stoker Award winning author of Ghoul and Dead Sea
"...The new author on the block is definitely a keeper..."---Edward Bryant, Locus