Missing

Missing

by Sarah Langan
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Missing 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From 2 to 1-where is the authors thought process?! Cant finish it! WHAT A WASTE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Shelly1979 More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. I like that you meet different characters and see the story through their different perspectives.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poor read. I felt it was a total waste of time and money. Probably will never buy another book by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first, things start off with so much promise with what appeared to be a sound base for good story growth. Then things appear to just make less and less sense as the story rambles through out so many possible changes in plot before just taking the easy way out. At the end, you are still left wondering what the heck just happened? Shame, it had the potential story line to take and be able to grap a reader's attention but as the plot line seemed to change constantly without offering a good basis as to why, it never got a chance to really get off the ground. Best advice is to save your money on this one, definately not worth the $$$ they demand. Try World War Z, especially since the movie is going to ruin the message the book attempts to get accross.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read a quarter of this book and had to stop. The author is just a little TOO influenced by H.P. Lovecraft for my taste. When the main character started gulping down mouthfuls of bloody dirt and bit into an earthworm I decided it was time to quit. If you like weird, this could be a great book for you. Not for me, however.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are a few good blurbs in and on this book that interested me from a few good writers that interest me so I bought it (or rather, I Mooched it) and I read it. It was a pretty quick read and I have to say, it was quick because I didn't like it very much. The story is pretty good. The characterizations are pretty bad. I felt like the author was trying to create internally tormented characters but the resulting characterizations were shallowly annoying and instead of coming across tormented to this reader, they came off the pages as ridiculously vacillating. Example: The main character, or family actually, was so full of conflicting emotions and mental attitudes toward each other that I started doubting if the author even realized what they were up to. Feelings toward other family members and 'loved ones' flipped between love, hate, complete passion and absolute displeasure... all within the space of a paragraph... over and over and over. It was annoying and my suspension of reality (a necessary request by an author of any reader) was tested to the limits. The book left me feeling like there was definitely something 'Missing.' What was missing was any kind of coherency. Don't get me wrong, I understand incoherent emotions and how they can play a role in a good story. There is nothing better than an incoherent person to add drama and suspense and even emotion (in the reader, either disdain or pity or even pleasure at such out-there thinking and actions) but when your main characters vacillate between such extremes it gets to be a big distraction. I love my wife, I hate my wife, I love my husband, I hate my husband, I love my parents, I hate my parents, I love our life, I hate our life, I'm a good person, I'm evil, I hate everything, I love everything. This is how the book reads. Passion, either good or evil, is a great attribute. Trying to impose both at the same time can make for great and tormented characters delving into a slip of sanity. Or, it can make for a miserable roller coaster ride that detracts from the overall story. The latter is what we have here. Never mind the fact that the premise of the book lies just past the reach of suspended reality to which readers are asked to submit. In this case, a teacher (another tormented, I hate/I love character) is given permission in upscale community of Corpus Christi, ME to take children on a field trip to a decimated, diseased, burned, polluted and dying neighboring town called Bedford (this was too convenient and I would propose would never have been allowed in the first place, thus my suspension of reality was tested early) where an evil is released by an annoying little schoolboy with a Jeffery Dahmer childhood. Never mind that, and the characterizations, and the book is still, well... pretty bad. -=R=-
Jae Cho More than 1 year ago
I like gory horror books and this is one of them thank u 4 this book nuff said.