By Paul Tremblay
A chilling mystery that brilliantly blends household drama, mental suspense, and a slightly of recent horror, comparable to Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves, John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Let the precise One In, and Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House.
The lives of the Barretts, a typical suburban New England kinfolk, are torn aside while fourteen-year-old Marjorie starts off to reveal indicators of acute schizophrenia.
To her parents’ depression, the medical professionals are not able to prevent Marjorie’s descent into insanity. As their sturdy domestic devolves right into a condominium of horrors, they reluctantly flip to an area Catholic priest for aid. Father Wanderly indicates an exorcism; he believes the weak teen is the sufferer of demonic ownership. He additionally contacts a construction corporation that's desirous to rfile the Barretts’ plight. With John, Marjorie’s father, out of labor for greater than a yr and the scientific debts looming, the relatives concurs to be filmed, and shortly locate themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a success fact tv express. while occasions within the Barrett family explode in tragedy, the exhibit 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 As she recollects these some time past occasions that came about whilst she was once simply 8 years outdated, long-buried secrets and techniques and painful thoughts that conflict with what was once broadcast on tv start to surface—and a mind-bending story of mental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 about reminiscence and fact, technology and faith, and the very nature of evil.
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Last night I’d counted seven—five men and two women—including my three targets. Of course, there may be other people inside that I’d missed. This was going to be interesting. Unlike the front door, their apartment door was a joke. They apparently thought being gang members meant they didn’t need decent security. They thought wrong. I took out my Glock and tried to stop hyperventilating. Breaking into someone’s place is scary as hell. It always is. 63 One hard kick and the door burst inward. A guy on the couch, sleeping in front of the TV.
He found the remote and switched on the set, watching from the foot of his bed. A grainy image filled the screen, like bad footage from one of those media helicopters covering a police car chase. It was an aerial shot of a compound of some sort. Scores of small dwellings and other, larger buildings dotted the windswept landscape. There were patches of green, but overall the terrain had an arid quality, perfect for iguanas and banana rats—except for all the fences. Jack noticed miles of them. One- and two-lane roads cut across the topography like tiny scars, and a slew of vehicles seemed to be moving at high speed, though they looked like matchbox cars from this vantage point.
I left the bakery and headed for the bus. Ti had paid me enough to afford a cab, or even a limo, but cabs and limos kept records. Besides, I preferred to save my money for more impor- 62 tant things, like drugs and hookers. I try to live every day as if it’s my last. After all, it very well might be. The bus arrived, and again everyone took great pains not to stare. The trip was short, only about two miles, taking me to a neighborhood known as Pilsen, on Racine and Eighteenth. I left my duck egg moon cake and my red bean ball on the bus for some other lucky passenger to enjoy, then stepped out into Little Mexico.
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay