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The Harrowing

(2006)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
2007 Anthony Award for Best First Novel (nominee)
2006 Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel (nominee)

Baird Colleges Mendenhall echoes with the footsteps of students heading home for Thanksgiving break, and Robin Stone, who wont be going home, swears she can feel the creepy, hundred-year-old residence hall breathe a sigh of relief for its long-awaited solitude. As a massive storm approaches, four other lonely students reveal themselves to Robin: Patrick, a handsome jock; Lisa, a manipulative tease; Cain, a brooding musician; and Martin, a scholarly eccentric. Each has forsaken a long weekend at home for their own secret reasons. The five unlikely companions establish a tentative rapport, but they soon become aware of another presence disturbing the buildings ominous silence. Are they the victims of an elaborate prank, or is the energy evidence of something genuinesomething intent on using them for its own terrifying ends? Together, theyll face three long days and dark nights before the world returns to find out whats become of five students nobody wants and no one will miss


Genre: Horror

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