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by Sarah Langan.
OVERVIEW: Some believe Bedford, Maine, is cursed. Its bloody past, endless rain, and the decay of its downtown portend a hopeless future. With the death of its paper mill, Bedfords unemployed residents soon find themselves with far too much time to dwell on thoughts of Susan Marley. Once the local beauty, shes now the local whore. Silently prowling the muddy streets, she watches eerily from the shadows, waiting for . . . something. And haunting the sleep of everyone in town with monstrous visions of violence and horror.
Those who are able will leave Bedford before the darkness fully ascends. But those who are trapped hereŚfrom Susan Marleys long-suffering mother and younger sister to her guilt-ridden, alcoholic ex-lover to the destitute and faithless with nowhere else to goŚwill soon know the fullest and most terrible meaning of nightmare.
2006 Harper paperback, 400 pages. New.