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Though the two remote Maine towns are neighbors separated by woods, they are radically different as Corpus Christie is an affluent community while Bedford is a run down manufacturing environmental nightmare. Corpus Christi third-grade schoolteacher Lois Larkin takes he...
Though the two remote Maine towns are neighbors separated by woods, they are radically different as Corpus Christie is an affluent community while Bedford is a run down manufacturing environmental nightmare. Corpus Christi third-grade schoolteacher Lois Larkin takes her class on a field trip to nearby Bedford. The innocent inadvertently uncovers a buried plague. Almost immediately law abiding people behave violently towards family and neighbors. No one can sit still as everyone seems to behave irritated and angry. The transformation continues as the townsfolk metamorphosis into something inhuman with the malevolence spreading at an incredibly rapid speed from person to person. Soon the once comfortable community of Corpus Christie looks like a battlefield, which it is for if humanity fails to restrict the evil to this town, the state, country, and world will be devoured in a short time. --- This is an exciting horror thriller as the audience will feel they are alongside the townsfolk caught in a web of evil. The story line is action-packed, but character driven by the townies who evolve from optimistic to fatalistic. Although the evil in bones live long after the person is interred, the only thing missing from this tense thriller is the cause of why the malevolence began the effect is chilling. Still Sarah Langan proves she is a genre royal with this small town Maine horror thriller. --- Harriet Klausner

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

There is no comparison to Salems Lot.....not even in the same area code

There is no way that this book should ever be compared to Salems Lot. I never felt like I could connect with the characters and the plot line to me never gets fully developed. I like premise, but this book just never got suction with me. It was difficult to finis...
There is no way that this book should ever be compared to Salems Lot. I never felt like I could connect with the characters and the plot line to me never gets fully developed. I like premise, but this book just never got suction with me. It was difficult to finish, and then the ending was disapppointing.....almost as if the author received a phone call and just decided to end it because she got bored.

posted by 7608165 on April 27, 2013

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Though the two remote Maine towns are neighbors separated by woods, they are radically different as Corpus Christie is an affluent community while Bedford is a run down manufacturing environmental nightmare. Corpus Christi third-grade schoolteacher Lois Larkin takes her class on a field trip to nearby Bedford. The innocent inadvertently uncovers a buried plague. Almost immediately law abiding people behave violently towards family and neighbors. No one can sit still as everyone seems to behave irritated and angry. The transformation continues as the townsfolk metamorphosis into something inhuman with the malevolence spreading at an incredibly rapid speed from person to person. Soon the once comfortable community of Corpus Christie looks like a battlefield, which it is for if humanity fails to restrict the evil to this town, the state, country, and world will be devoured in a short time. --- This is an exciting horror thriller as the audience will feel they are alongside the townsfolk caught in a web of evil. The story line is action-packed, but character driven by the townies who evolve from optimistic to fatalistic. Although the evil in bones live long after the person is interred, the only thing missing from this tense thriller is the cause of why the malevolence began the effect is chilling. Still Sarah Langan proves she is a genre royal with this small town Maine horror thriller. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2014

    This novel deserves higher ratings.It is well written,engrossing

    This novel deserves higher ratings.It is well written,engrossing,
    character-driven yet action-filled,and most importantly it's ending was satisfying.
    I may be crazy but its way better than Salem's Lot and nothing at all like it either in plot.
    I'm a huge Stephen King fan and Salem's Lot was not one of my favorites.So I had to
    set THAT record straight.The Missing's  plot itself isn't entirely unique
     but it is well done,and memorable.The ending actually gave me goosebumps.
    I don't get goosebumps from reading books.I will read more from this Author,Sarah Langan

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  • Posted December 13, 2013

    Highly recommended

    I really liked this book. I like that you meet different characters and see the story through their different perspectives.

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    Il I like it!! :))

    I like gory horror books and this is one of them thank u 4 this book nuff said.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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