"The only horror story I’ve read recently that finds adequate metaphors for the self-destructive properties of anger."
-Terrence Rafferty, The New York Times, January 28, 2007
"...has the capacity to hold the kind of unwilling attention usually captured by watching a snake's attack on a helpless rabbit."
-THE WASHINGTON TIMES, April 22, 2007
"...Langan lovingly crafts the
struggling town of Bedford, Maine, its unlucky inhabitants and the
troubling history of the town's shuttered paper mill, before tearing it
all to bloody pieces... This is horror on a big scale, akin to the more ambitious work
of Stephen King... this effective debut promises great things to come."
-PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY, August 28, 2006
-THE WASHINGTON TIMES, October 29, 2006
"A beautiful, suspenseful novel... that sets out to do exactly what it should: scare the reader with a combination of well-crafted prose and page-turning velocity."
-Sarah Weinman, THE BALTIMORE SUN, December 24, 2006
"...The new author on the block is definitely a keeper..."
-Edward Bryant, LOCUS MAGAZINE, July 2006
"[THE KEEPER] will scare the heck out of you." 4 stars
-Lindsay Hunter, OK! MAGAZINE, October 2, 2006
"It's the kind of book that makes me want to take notes to figure out how to create such sizzling, compact and effective prose."
-Bev Vincent, Cemetery Dance Magazine,
"The best book of 2006"
-Eric Compton, Maximum Horrors
"...An atmospheric spook-fest..."
-Curled up with a good book.com
"Langan's prose cuts like a knife and then pours salt in the wound. Highly recommended."
-David Niall Wilson, Cemetery Dance Magazine,