“Scared the living hell out of me, and I’m pretty hard to scare.” Stephen King
Combining the psychological tension of Gillian Flynn with the terror of Stephen King at his finest: if you only read one horror novel this year, make it A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS.
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.
The winner of the 2015 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Novel and a nominee for the 2015 World Fantasy Award for best novel, A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS is the literary, mind-bending psychological horror novel that took America by storm last year. Currently in film development with Robert Downey Jr.’s Team Downey and Dan Dubiecki’s Allegiance Theater producing. This is the book’s first ever UK publication. The book will be published by Titan Books on 27th September 2016 in paperback and ebook format.
PAUL TREMBLAY is a Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the crime novels THE LITTLE SLEEP and NO SLEEP TILL WONDERLAND. He has served as the president of the board of directors of the Shirley Jackson Awards, and his essays and short fiction have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and numerous year’s-best anthologies. He has a master’s degree in mathematics and lives outside Boston with his wife and two children.