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The Residence

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
In this terrifying ghost story based on true events, the President’s late son haunts the White House, threatening all who live in it—and the divided America beyond its walls. From the bestselling author of The Homecoming.

The year is 1853. President-elect Franklin Pierce is traveling with his family to Washington, DC, when tragedy strikes. In an instant, their train runs off the rails, violently flinging passengers about the cabin. When the great iron machine finally comes to rest, the only casualty is the Pierces’ son, Bennie. The loss sends First Lady Jane Pierce into mourning, and casts Franklin’s presidency under a pall of sorrow and grief.

As the Pierces move into the White House, they are soon plagued by events both bizarre and disturbing. Strange sounds seem to come from the walls and ceiling, ghostly voices echo out of time itself, and visions of spirits crushed under the weight of American history pass through empty hallways. But when Jane orchestrates a séance with the infamous Fox Sisters—the most noted Spiritualists of the day—the barrier between this world and the next is torn asunder. Something horrific comes through and takes up residence alongside Franklin and Jane in the very walls of the mansion itself.

Only by overcoming their grief and confronting their darkest secrets can Jane and Franklin hope to rid themselves—and America—of the entity that seeks to make the White House its permanent home.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"The only thing more bewitching than a ghost in the White House is putting its story in the hands of Andrew Pyper. Herein lies the coupling of the uncanny with the all-too-real, and the glow from such a pairing lights the way to a chilling, profound reading." - Josh Malerman

"The Residence is a supernatural thriller steeped in the melancholic and macabre. The kind of ghost story that will keep you up at night. A vivid nightmare of a book." - Iain Reid


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Hardback Editions

September 2020 : Hardback
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Title: The Residence
Author(s): Andrew Pyper
ISBN: 1-982149-05-1 / 978-1-982149-05-5
Publisher: Skybound Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2020 : Paperback
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Title: The Residence
Author(s): Andrew Pyper
ISBN: 1-982147-36-9 / 978-1-982147-36-5
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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September 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Residence
Author(s): Andrew Pyper
ISBN: 1-79711-363-1 / 978-1-79711-363-0
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Residence: A Novel
Author(s): Andrew Pyper
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Residence: A Novel
Author(s): Andrew Pyper
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Residence: A Novel
Author(s): Andrew Pyper
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Residence: A Novel
Author(s): Andrew Pyper
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


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September 2020 : Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Residence
Author(s): Andrew Pyper
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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September 2020 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Residence
Author(s): Andrew Pyper
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2020 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Residence: A Novel
Author(s): Andrew Pyper
Publisher: Skybound Books
Availability: Amazon