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Baird College's Mendenhall echoes with the footsteps of students heading home for Thanksgiving break and Robin Stone, who won't 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 building's ominous silence. Are they the victims of an elaborate prank, or is the energy evidence of something genuine - something intent on using them for its own terrifying ends?
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'Absolutely gripping...It is easy to imagine this as a film...Once started, you won t want to stop reading'--London Times
'The Harrowing is a real page-turner, a first novel of unusual promise'--IRA LEVIN, author of Rosemary's Baby
'The Harrowing is a find: fast, original, and genuinely creepy'--F. PAUL WILSON, author of Midnight Mass
'Sokoloff's debut novel is an eerie ghost story that captivates readers from page one. The author creates an element of suspense that builds until the chillingly believable conclusion. Four stars' --Romantic Times
'Poltergeist meets The Breakfast Club as five college students tangle with an ancient evil presence. Plenty of sexual tension... quick pace and engaging plot' --Kirkus Reviews
'Sokoloff's debut novel is a furiously paced, deftly plotted joy, bursting at the seams with disquieting imagery and carrying a disturbingly dark undercurrent. It gave me a nightmare... and that's rare' --TIM LEBBON, author of Dusk
SCREAM meets THE EXORCIST is this chilling and completely gripping debut from a new and exciting voice in the world of horror
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