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Keepers by Gary A. Braunbeck

"The Keepers are coming..." The last words of a man who died in the middle of a highway through Cedar Hill, Ohio, still echo in Gil Stewart's ears when he discovers a dying dog in his front yard. At the same moment a package arrives on his doorstep. A package holding hope that a past young love might not be lost after all.

The Keepers are coming, and they're bringing with them memories Gil has spent most of a lifetime forgetting, memories leaking through fractures in his psyche.

The Keepers are coming, and the animals - the harbingers - are acting strange.
The Keepers are coming. But from where? And why?

Before the day is over, Gil will have the answers, and the world he thought he knew will be irrevocably altered.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942712381
Publisher: JournalStone
Publication date: 07/17/2015
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Gary A. Braunbeck is a prolific author who writes mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mainstream literature. He is the author of 19 books; his fiction has been translated into Japanese, French, Italian, Russian and German. Nearly 200 of his short stories have appeared in various publications. Some of his most popular stories are mysteries that have appeared in the Cat Crimes anthology series. He was born in Newark, Ohio; the city that serves as the model for the fictitious Cedar Hill in many of his stories. The Cedar Hill stories are collected in Graveyard People and Home Before Dark. His fiction has received several awards, including the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction in 2003 for "Duty" and in 2005 for "We Now Pause for Station Identification"; his collection Destinations Unknown won a Stoker in 2006. His novella "Kiss of the Mudman" received the International Horror Guild Award for Long Fiction in 2005.

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Keepers 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
19269684 More than 1 year ago
I read Keepers: The Cedar Hill Series on a Saturday afternoon. I almost put the book down, feeling it as more depressing than anything else. Gil is so confused by his own memories, he doesn't truly know what's real and what is not. He's told the 'Keepers are coming' and boy is he ready for them! Sadly, not before he flashes back and forth to several memories that play an intricate part to the story, Eventually, it all comes together for an explosive ending that you have to read... For the rest, please visit
BrandiNyborg More than 1 year ago
I have previously read In Silent Graves by this author, and absolutely loved it. I was really excited to win a copy of this book. I'm a huge animal lover so this book really was intriguing to me. I sat down and read this entire book in one sitting. It's a unique premise that had me glued to the pages. A great mystery filled with suspense, and an ending that will shock you, make this book a great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book fits in with Mr. Hands and In Silent Graves, both of which were very good. I found this book rather sad myself. But, still a very good read. I found myself stealing time from other pursuits to sit and read this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was really good, it kept me interested through the whole thing. It start out with the main character, Gil Stewart, and his nephew, Carson. One day when Gil Stewart was driving he witnessed the death of a man he didnt know, but he stopped his car and went to try to help, when he got over there the man grabbed his shirt and whispered in his ear 'the keepers are coming' and died. After this occurance it brought back everything in Gil's past, and forces him to remember and face his demons.