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The Keeper

(2006)
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Awards
Bram Stoker Best First Novel (nominee)
Two sisters. One town. Terrible secrets. Susan; beautiful, disturbed and living in squalor, she wanders around the town, mute and accusing, an object of lust, fear and derision, the town witch, the town's guilty secret. Liz; years younger than Susan, in her last year of high school, worried about her looks, her weight, how popular she is, whether she will ever escape from Bedford and above all why her sister hates her so much. You see, she can't stop dreaming about Susan, vividly, horrifically. Dreams in which Susan tries to kill her, dreams from which she awakes strangely bruised. It turns out that everyone in Bedford dreams about Susan Marley. And when she dies, betrayed by life one final petty time, a hail of destruction is unleashed on the town of Bedford that is more terrifying than any dream.

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Praise for this book

"A dark and bracingly bleak tale of supernatural terror." - Ramsey Campbell

"[A] brilliant debut, heralding the arrival of a major talent." - Tim Lebbon

"THE KEEPER kept me up, late into the night...I'm hoping for a whole shelf of novels by Langan." - Kelly Link

"[A] distinct and juicy flavor all its own. THE KEEPER begins what should be a very fruitful career." - Peter Straub


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Used availability for Sarah Langan's The Keeper

Hardback Editions

August 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Keeper
Author(s): Sarah Langan
ISBN: 0-7553-3369-1 / 978-0-7394-7356-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

November 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Keeper
Author(s): Sarah Langan
ISBN: 0-7553-3371-3 / 978-0-7553-3371-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Keeper
Author(s): Sarah Langan
ISBN: 0-06-087290-X / 978-0-06-087290-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTorch
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Keeper
Author(s): Sarah Langan
ISBN: 0-7553-3370-5 / 978-0-7553-3370-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

January 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Keeper
Author(s): Sarah Langan
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


January 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Keeper
Author(s): Sarah Langan
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Keeper
Author(s): Sarah Langan
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA