By Dean Koontz
I'm the single, the all and the single. I stay within the Pendleton as definitely as I reside all over. i'm the Pendleton's historical past and its future. The construction is my position of notion, my monument, my killing flooring. . . .
The Pendleton stands at the summit of Shadow Hill on the maximum aspect of an outdated heartland urban, a Gilded Age palace inbuilt the past due 1800s as a tycoon's dream domestic.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 given that its rechristening within the Nineteen Seventies as a luxurious condominium 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 exceptional quarters are a sanctuary, its darkish earlier all yet forgotten.
But now inexplicable shadows caper throughout partitions, safety cameras relay most unlikely photographs, phantom voices mutter in unusual tongues, not-quite-human figures lurk within the basement, elevators plunge into unknown depths. With each one passing hour a terrifying walk in the park grows: no matter what drove the Pendleton’s previous occupants to their unspeakable fates is at paintings back. And as nightmare visions develop into genuine, as a perilous tide starts to engulf them, the folk at seventy seven Shadow road will locate the main to humanity’s destiny . . . in the event that they can live on to exploit it.
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77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz