By Dean Koontz
I am the only, the all and the single. I dwell within the Pendleton as absolutely as I reside in all places. i'm the Pendleton's background and its future. The construction is my position of perception, my monument, my killing flooring. . . .
The Pendleton stands at the summit of Shadow Hill on the maximum element of an previous heartland urban, a Gilded Age palace inbuilt the past due 1800s as a tycoon's dream domestic. virtually from the start, its grandeur has been scarred by way of episodes of insanity, suicide, mass homicide, and whispers of items some distance worse. yet on account that its rechristening within the Nineteen Seventies as a luxurious house construction, the Pendleton has been at peace. For its lucky residents--among them a profitable songwriter and her younger son, a disgraced ex-senator, a widowed legal professional, and a pushed funds manager--the Pendleton's brilliant quarters are a sanctuary, its darkish earlier all yet forgotten.
But now inexplicable shadows caper throughout partitions, safeguard cameras relay most unlikely pictures, phantom voices mutter in unusual tongues, not-quite-human figures lurk within the basement, elevators plunge into unknown depths. With every one passing hour a terrifying sure bet grows: no matter what drove the Pendleton’s earlier occupants to their unspeakable fates is at paintings back. And as nightmare visions turn into genuine, as a perilous tide starts off to engulf them, the folks at seventy seven Shadow road will locate the major to humanity’s destiny . . . in the event that they can live to tell the tale to take advantage of it.
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77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz