A Head Full of Ghosts Review

A Head Full of Ghosts

Title – A Head Full of Ghosts

Author – Paul Tremblay

Publisher/Published – Titan Books / September 2016

Genre – Horror, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery

Summary From Goodreads

The lives of the Barretts, a 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 halt 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, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie’s younger sister, Merry. As she recalls the terrifying events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories begin to surface and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed.

 

My thoughts

4 0ut of 5 stars

When I was asked by the publisher if I would like a review copy I looked at the press release and saw that Stephen King was quoted on the front of the book saying that this scared him and I knew I just had to give it a shot. Horror isn’t my  usual genre but I am trying to branch out and try new genres rather than sticking to my comfort zone. I did really enjoy this book and found it thrilling and unexpected. It was scary but not too scary if you know what I mean. All the way through I didn’t know what to expect and I was always questioning what was happening and if it was real or made up by the characters and the TV crew. The main character Merry told the story of what happened to her and her family, there was also blog posts that dissected the TV show that was described in the book. throughout the story you start to realise there is a secret and it is revealed at the end of the book and I must say I was not expecting the book to end the way it did which made it more thrilling. Over all I really enjoyed this and I look forward to delving more into the horror genre and seeing where it leads me.

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy to review. This does not affect my opinions about the book and the opinions are my own.

 

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