Can’t Wait Wednesday : The Residence by Andrew Pyper

Can't Wait Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is : The Residence by Andrew Pyper – and here’s why:

residenceIn this gripping and terrifying horror story based on true events, the President’s late son haunts the White House, breaking the spirit of what remains of the First Family and the divided America beyond the residence’s walls.

The year is 1853. President-elect Franklin Pierce is traveling with his family to Washington, DC, when tragedy strikes. In an instant, their train runs off the rails, violently flinging passengers about the cabin. But when the great iron machine finally comes to rest, the only casualty is the President-elect’s beloved son, Bennie, which casts Franklin’s presidency in a pall of sorrow and grief.

As Franklin moves into the White House, he begins to notice that something bizarre is happening. Strange sounds coming from the walls and ceiling, creepy voices that seem to echo out of time itself, and visions of spirits crushed under the weight of American history.

But when First Lady Jane Pierce brings in the most noted Spiritualists of the day, the Fox sisters, for a séance, the barrier between this world and the next is torn asunder. Something horrible comes through and takes up residence alongside Franklin and Jane in the walls of the very mansion itself.

Only by overcoming their grief and confronting their darkest secrets can Jane and Franklin hope to rid themselves—and America—from the entity that seeks to make the White House its permanent home.

Expected publication : September 2020


9 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday : The Residence by Andrew Pyper”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I had mixed feelings for Pyper’s last book, but hopefully that was just a blip! I’m still curious to check out this one.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I didn’t read his last book but loved The Damned and this one definitely is a very curious one.
      Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I love haunted house stories, but I don’t remember any set on a haunted White House!
    Interesting… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I like that aspect of the description. Hope it’s a scary ghost story.
      Lynn 😀

  3. universewithinpages

    This one looks interesting! I love the premise

  4. Tammy

    I’m very curious about this too. I may have requested it on NetGalley, I should probably find out, lol.

  5. waytoofantasy

    Well this sounds pretty intriguing! I’m super curious to see some thoughts on it.

    • @lynnsbooks

      The last book I read by this author was scary – I’m hoping for some of that with this one.
      Lynn 😀

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