A Head Full of Ghosts A Head Full of Ghosts

A Head Full of Ghosts

A Novel

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

Customer Reviews

StevenT334 ,

Should not be in the paranormal genre

I thought this book would be about the paranormal. I won’t spoil anything, but I think you can read between the lines with that statement. I was entertained somewhat but let down. I searched for audiobooks about ghost stories, and this should not have been one of the results. Buy it was and I feel like I was duped into buying it. — It is a decent story, though! So, not a total loss. I was sufficiently entertained while commuting.

mjm11983 ,

Excellent read!

Great modern day twist on a classic horror theme.

Lausterscot ,

WOW.

The ending still has me in shivers. This is a wonderful and engrossing book.

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