The Pariah

The Pariah

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by Graham Ben Masterton
     
 

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The dead walk the earth—how can they be stopped?

The quaint little seaside town of Granitehead seemed like a perfect place for John and Jane Trenton to start their life together. But disaster strikes, and Jane and their unborn child are killed. John's grief is total, so when he starts to see the ghostly apparition of his wife, he almost welcomes this

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The dead walk the earth—how can they be stopped?

The quaint little seaside town of Granitehead seemed like a perfect place for John and Jane Trenton to start their life together. But disaster strikes, and Jane and their unborn child are killed. John's grief is total, so when he starts to see the ghostly apparition of his wife, he almost welcomes this supernatural phenomenon. Yet all is not what it seems, and this sinister spirit is not Jane, but something altogether evil and terrifying. He soon finds that many more in the town have been victims of unwanted visitations, and when he discovers the body of a local busybody, impossibly impaled on a still hanging chandelier, he knows something must be done. But how do you kill the undead? As he searches for an explanation he uncovers a link to a mysterious ship, lost around the time of the nearby Salem witch trials. For three centuries the rotting wreck of the David Dark has lain beneath waves—and an awful secret is concealed in the chill waters.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812521931
Publisher:
Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
Publication date:
11/28/1984
Product dimensions:
3.80(w) x 8.45(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

Graham Masterton's horror debut was The Manitou in 1976. He has written more than 100 novels, including The 5th Witch, Blind Panic, The Doorkeepers, Night Wars, and Spirit.

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The Pariah 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Pariah was very gripping with supernatural suspence. A very good story that kept me from putting the book down wanting to know what was going to happen next.
AnneM217 More than 1 year ago
I have read this book several times and it still scares me at the end. It is one of my desert island books-if I am ever stranded on a desert island I could reread this book.
Anonymous 11 months ago
First , it wasnt a month. Second everyone is different about how they grieve. Third, ten bucks says you never lost a spouse yourself. So dont condemn an action,when you dont know what your talking about
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It started out great but then it just got stupid and ridiculous. I totally lost respect for the story when the slutty Gilly character was introduced. It was sad to see that just after one month of John's wife's death he would start screwing around so fast. It just didn't make sense. John kept talking about how much he loved and missed his wife and unborn son but he went for the first slutty person to throw herself at him on the first day they met. Gilly just didn't fit in the story other than the author wanted to write sex scenes. The diving team didn't need her to be a lookout or log keeper because the person driving the boat does that. Also, if she's only 20 years old then how was she able to buy bottles of wine? You have to be 21 to buy alcohol in America. She was also so rude and intruding. She invited herself to eat dinner and spend the night with John on Jonh's first night of being invited to stay with Duglass Evelith. Duglass would never had allowed it as picky about having strangers in his house as he was. Then the next morning Gilly is so needy and stupid because John was leaving early to get things done without her. You can also tell the author is from England because of the choice of words he used. John was supposed to be from Missouri yet he spoke as if he was from London. A very disappointing story. Dont waste your time and money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago