By Paul Tremblay
A chilling mystery that brilliantly blends family drama, mental suspense, and a slightly of contemporary horror, equivalent to Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves, John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Let the perfect One In, and Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House.
The lives of the Barretts, a regular suburban New England relatives, are torn aside while fourteen-year-old Marjorie starts off to demonstrate indicators of acute schizophrenia.
To her parents’ depression, the medical professionals are not able to forestall Marjorie’s descent into insanity. As their solid domestic devolves right into a residence of horrors, they reluctantly flip to a neighborhood Catholic priest for aid. Father Wanderly indicates an exorcism; he believes the susceptible teen is the sufferer of demonic ownership. He additionally contacts a creation corporation that's desirous to record the Barretts’ plight. With John, Marjorie’s father, out of labor for greater than a yr and the clinical money owed looming, the relatives consents to be filmed, and shortly locate themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a success truth tv exhibit. whilst occasions within the Barrett family explode in tragedy, the convey and the surprising incidents it captures develop into the stuff of city legend.
Fifteen years later, a bestselling author interviews Marjorie’s more youthful sister, Merry. As she remembers these some time past occasions that came about while she used to be simply 8 years previous, long-buried secrets and techniques and painful thoughts 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 on reminiscence and fact, technology and faith, and the very nature of evil.
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The henge withered. Then, in the 1930s, came Alexander Keiller, the marmalade millionaire and amateur archaeologist. He bought up and demolished half the village, raised the stones, cleared the ditch, restored the circle. The clock was turned back. The National Trust moved in. The henge flourished anew — a monument and a mystery. * * * Nearly forty years have passed since the Trust's purchase of Keiller's land holdings at Avebury. The renovated circle basks unmolested in the heat of a summer's day.
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A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay