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Publisher Description

WINNER OF THE 2015 BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A NOVEL

A chilling thriller that brilliantly blends psychological suspense and supernatural horror, reminiscent of Stephen King's The Shining, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, and William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist.

The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia.

To her parents’ despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie’s descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts’ plight. With John, Marjorie’s father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend.

Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie’s younger sister, Merry. As she recalls those long ago events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast on television begin to surface—and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed, raising vexing questions about memory and reality, science and religion, and the very nature of evil.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
June 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
William Morrow
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

mjm11983 ,

Excellent read!

Great modern day twist on a classic horror theme.

AAJean5 ,

Paul Tremblay Delivers

I really enjoyed this. I’m always on the lookout for good horror, and Paul Tremblay delivered. I loved the fact that you went back-and-forth in wondering what was going on - whether it was a genuine haunting or not. It wonderfully crafted and I really struggled to put it down once I got into it. I would recommend if you’re looking for a good spooky read.

aaronpc2049 ,

Wowwwww

A truly depressing dive into the mental illness people and families go though, how it effects said family, and the inevitable downfall it can cause. This is my first book that I’ve read in at least 10 years, and I thank Tremblay for getting me interested in Novels again.

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