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Sarah Langan

Author of The Keeper

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Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories (2011) — Contributor — 503 copies
The Living Dead 2 (2010) — Contributor — 315 copies
The End Is Nigh (2014) — Contributor — 275 copies
Hex Life: Wicked New Tales of Witchery (2019) — Contributor — 164 copies
Hellbound Hearts (2009) — Contributor — 157 copies
The End Is Now (2014) — Contributor — 151 copies
Lightspeed: Year One (2011) — Contributor — 138 copies
The End Has Come (2015) — Contributor — 129 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2011 Edition (2011) — Contributor — 120 copies
Rage Against the Night (2011) — Contributor — 113 copies
Hark! The Herald Angels Scream (2018) — Contributor — 110 copies
The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City (2015) — Contributor — 84 copies
Halloween (2011) — Contributor — 72 copies
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women (2012) — Contributor — 70 copies
Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters (2011) — Contributor — 68 copies
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Twelve (2020) — Contributor — 55 copies
Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows of the Closet (2008) — Contributor — 26 copies
Nightmare Magazine, October 2012 (2012) — Contributor — 24 copies
Cinema Futura (2010) — Contributor — 19 copies
Revelations: Horror Writers for Climate Action (2022) — Contributor — 15 copies
Nightmare Magazine, June 2015 (2015) — Contributor — 14 copies
Gutshot (2011) — Contributor — 12 copies
Come Join Us by the Fire Season 2 (2020) — Contributor — 5 copies
The Burning Maiden (2012) — Contributor — 5 copies
Cemetery Dance Issue 59 (2008) 5 copies
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet No. 42 (2020) — Contributor — 2 copies

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Sarah Langan tells a cautionary tale of the suburbs-channeling Lianne Moriarty and Stephen King along with themes of mob mentality. An excellently written page-turner. My only complaint are too many false endings and philosophizing on the final pages.
 
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GordonPrescottWiener | 14 other reviews | Aug 24, 2023 |
This book literally haunted my brain for a few days. If you like Stephen King or John Saul or any of the 80s horror writers you’ll get into this. That said, it’s a twisted, dark, gross and bloody story so, be warned. The cheese factor at the end was pretty high and disappointing, however it fits with the overall mass market paperback-horrorness of it all.
 
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Andy5185 | 26 other reviews | Jul 9, 2023 |
Thought provoking and freakish, this is a book that leaves you with a desire to rant! OMG, is this what suburbia is coming to? Maple Street is the picture of perfect suburban life where residents drive practical cars to practical jobs, the public schools are blue-ribbon, parents hover on corners discussing extracurricular activities or sports, and which colleges their kids will attend. But no one seems to have concerns about their mortgages or if their parents are sick, and if their marriages aren't happy, no one mentions it. All is an illusion of success so when the Wilde family moves in, they find themselves "the outsiders" since they have little to nothing in common with the other families. Not fitting in becomes increasingly harder to accept as they become targets of abuse. And when a sinkhole opens in a park nearby and a popular teen disappears, accusations against the Wildes spread, building a train wreck of rumors and leaving a sense of impending doom. This was a quick read with unique characters that you can't help but root for (the likeable characters, that is).
It's a book that would be suitable for book clubs which could address issues of social mores and mob mentality. Definitely recommend reading!
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efoland | 14 other reviews | Jan 23, 2023 |
Really enjoyed this one! A bit futuristic, but it really all comes down to human nature and society - our need to look a certain way to a certain group (sometimes at all costs). This was a quick paced read with several pretty good twists. The characters were well developed (which I appreciate) and the writing style skipped around but more to add suspense so was easy to follow.
 
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sbenne3 | 14 other reviews | Jan 3, 2023 |

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