By Paul Tremblay
A chilling mystery that brilliantly blends family drama, mental suspense, and a marginally of contemporary horror, resembling Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves, John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Let the appropriate One In, and Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House.
The lives of the Barretts, an ordinary suburban New England family members, are torn aside while fourteen-year-old Marjorie starts to demonstrate indicators of acute schizophrenia.
To her parents’ melancholy, the medical professionals are not able to prevent Marjorie’s descent into insanity. As their sturdy domestic devolves right into a condo of horrors, they reluctantly flip to an area Catholic priest for support. Father Wanderly indicates an exorcism; he believes the susceptible youngster is the sufferer of demonic ownership. He additionally contacts a construction corporation that's wanting to record the Barretts’ plight. With John, Marjorie’s father, out of labor for greater than a yr and the clinical debts looming, the relations has the same opinion to be filmed, and shortly locate themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a success truth tv convey. while occasions within the Barrett loved ones explode in tragedy, the exhibit and the stunning incidents it captures turn into the stuff of city legend.
Fifteen years later, a bestselling author interviews Marjorie’s more youthful sister, Merry. As she remembers these in the past occasions that came about whilst she was once simply 8 years previous, long-buried secrets and techniques and painful stories that conflict with what was once broadcast on tv start to surface—and a mind-bending story of mental horror is unleashed, elevating vexing questions about reminiscence and fact, technology and faith, and the very nature of evil.
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At the narrow, southern tip of the lake where its feeder stream splashed down from Upper Mesquite, she crouched and cupped water to her mouth. Even after spending a month up here, she still couldn’t get over the cold, fresh taste of it. Hard to believe that water could be so fine. She knew she would miss it in September, when they had to leave. Wouldn’t miss anything else, though: not the heat steaming off the rocks, or the mosquitoes, or the wind that tore around at night so loud it often kept her awake, or the cold when the sun went down, or the hard ground she slept on.
When they reached the car, Scott opened the trunk and lifted out a pack. His T-shirt rode up as he crouched to set the pack down. Karen glanced at the revealed strip of bare skin and the band of his jockey shorts. She remembered Meg’s remark, Hope you’re not planning to screw the guy. We’ll see, she thought, we’ll see. He took out the other packs and propped them upright against the rear bumper. He handed Karen her floppy felt hat. She put it on, and turned up the front brim. “Gabby Hayes,” Scott said.
Honest He did. ” “No, ma’am. ” “I saw you yesterday spying on these two. I was afraid you might pull a stunt like this, but I trusted you, fool that I am. ” She glared at Merle. The bill of his cap rose for a moment as he looked at her. Then it dipped down again. ” “I know,” he mumbled. ” she repeated. ” In the shadow of the ball cap, she saw a thin smile. ” “It isn’t that bad, Ettie. I already looked through their stuff. ” He tipped back the bill, no longer afraid of meeting Ettie’s gaze. “If they’d checked in with a ranger, they would’ve got one and said where they were going.
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay