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By Alexandra Sokoloff | Comments: ( 106 ) | Date: ( Sep 22, 2019 )

A terrifying novel of suspense based on the Rhine parapsychology experiments at Duke UniversityAfter experiencing a precognitive dream that ends her engagement and changes her life forever, a young psychology professor from California decides to get a fresh start by taking a job at Duke University in North Carolina She soon becomes obsessed with the files from the world fA terrifying novel of suspense based on the Rhine parapsychology experiments at Duke UniversityAfter experiencing a precognitive dream that ends her engagement and changes her life forever, a young psychology professor from California decides to get a fresh start by taking a job at Duke University in North Carolina She soon becomes obsessed with the files from the world famous Rhine parapsychology lab experiments, which attempted to prove ESP really exists.Along with a handsome professor, she uncovers troubling cases, including one about a house supposedly haunted by a poltergeist, investigated by another research team in 1965 Unaware that the entire original team ended up insane or dead, the two professors and two exceptionally gifted Duke students move into the abandoned mansion to replicate the investigation, with horrifying results.The Unseen is Alexandra Sokoloff s most thrilling novel to date a story of deception, attraction, and the unknown.


  • Title: The Unseen
  • Author: Alexandra Sokoloff
  • ISBN: 9780312384708
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Alexandra Sokoloff

I m the Thriller Award winning and Bram Stoker and Anthony Award nominated author of the bestselling crime and supernatural thrillers The Harrowing, The Price, Book of Shadows, The Unseen, The Space Between, and the new Thriller Award nominated Huntress FBI thriller series Huntress Moon, Blood Moon, Cold Moon Bitter Moon, Hunger Moon The New York Times Book Review has called me a daughter of Mary Shelley and my novels some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre I m a California native and a graduate of U.C Berkeley, where I majored in theater and minored in everything that Berkeley has a reputation for After college I moved to Los Angeles, where I ve made an interesting living doing novel adaptations and selling original thriller scripts to various Hollywood studios.In my stories I like to cross the possibility of the supernatural with very real life explanations for any strangeness going on, and base the action squarely in fact THE UNSEEN is based on real paranormal research conducted at the Duke University parapsychology lab, and BOOK OF SHADOWS teams a Boston homicide detective and a practicing Salem witch in a race to solve what may be a Satanic killing THE SPACE BETWEEN, is an edgy supernatural YA about a troubled high school girl who is having dreams of a terrible massacre at her school, and becomes convinced that she can prevent the shooting if she can unravel the dream.I also have written paranormal romance THE SHIFTERS, KEEPER OF THE SHADOWS and the non fiction workbooks SCREENWRITING TRICKS FOR AUTHORS and WRITING LOVE, based on my internationally acclaimed workshops and blog screenwritingtricks I live in Los Angeles and in Scotland, with Scottish crime author Craig Robertson.When I m not writing I dance jazz, ballet, salsa, Lindy, swing I do it all, every chance I get alexandrasokoloff



Comments The Unseen

  • Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~

    Well this was a weird one. I really enjoyed this but found the last quarter of the book kind of predictable. I wish it had ended a bit different and better. My opinion, of course.


  • Krisi Keley

    Although I don't like to and rarely give negative reviews, I can't help but feel I need to mention the main issue I had with this novel, for those who might be similarly sensitive to it. While I enjoyed the author's "The Space Between" and was looking forward to this novel on parapsychology, anything interesting or enjoyable about the story was ruined for me by how offensive I found it towards those who suffer from mental illness. However unintentional it may have been (and though perhaps not em [...]


  • Trilby

    This was a very disappointing book. After developing a really scary situation in an abandoned mansion, the author comes up with the cheesiest of denouements. I really felt cheated and was sorry to have been so badly suckered. I should have known that with characters repeatedly "tingling,""shivering,""sagging," or having "stony expressions," that the novel would end badly--for me, at least. I was irritated by the gratuitous sex scenes that turned out to have nothing to do with plot or character d [...]


  • Kasia

    I read a lot of horror and supernatural fiction so naturally I have read all of Sokoloff's books and I liked this one the most. One warm April afternoon I spotted "The Unseen" with the corner of my eye at my local library while waiting for some complaint resolution ( someone took me Patterson book that I had on hold) and ended up walking home with it instead, after finishing it I still want to get my own copy to read again, the paper back coming out has a fantastic cover and this is something th [...]


  • Kirsty

    Why on earth have I read all three of Sokoloff's books? They just keep getting worse, and you'd think I would have learned by now. Nice set-up and historical detail, but ultimately pointless. Also it contains ridiculous sentences like this:"'Yes, we do.' His drawl extended all vowels for at least three syllables." (Try extending those words for three syllables each. IT CANNOT WORK.)


  • Anna

    Dark, moody, and utterly compelling, The Unseen sucked me in and I could not put the thing down. I went to bed hours after I'd planned to because "just one more chapter" meant "MUST FINISH BOOK." I was sucked into the mystery every bit as hard as the protagonist and had to find out what happened next, and if sleep had to suffer, so be it.Since Dr Joseph Banks Rhine was a real person, and really conducted the Rhine experiments at Duke, I loved the afterword separating fact from fiction. Sokoloff [...]


  • Donnelle

    Sokoloff is most definitely gifted when it comes to creating an atmosphere rich with foreboding and dread, and she begins building those elements, and ratcheting up the tension from the very first page. Moreover, the subject matter of this book is incredibly interesting, as she explores the intersection of psychology and the supernatural, and any and all possible cause and effect relationships therein. As always, her characters seem real - intensely so - in that each and every one of them is fla [...]


  • Marcus

    I like Alexandra Sokoloff's books, but she really needs to give them less generic names. "Oh, it's a book about paranormal investigators trying to manifest a poltergeist. I think 'The Unseen' pretty much summarizes that concept as well as 'The Harrowing' describes a group of college students who unleash a supernatural boogeyman over a school holiday. 'Harrowing' is a noun, right? Well, whatever."But I digress. The Unseen has at its heart a really cool concept. A new professor at Duke University [...]


  • Rebecca McNutt

    If you enjoyed Stephen King's TV miniseries Rose Red, you might like this novel, a paranormal story deeply ingrained in history, nostalgia and psychology. I liked it but I wish it had focused more on the characters sometimes.


  • Monique

    Wavered back and forth on this book so many times and honestly if I could I would rate it a 3.5 as it wasnt bad at all--just not what I normally read or even enjoyThe premise is poltergists, and seriously let me preface this by saying I am not a big believer in paranormal activity, sorry but until it happens to me I guess I take the stories and "sightings" with a grain of salt and it is with this semi jaded point of view I found myself reading the cover flap of this book and then seriously doubt [...]


  • Tony Yeafoli

    The only thing "Unseen" about this book is its appeal. It has extreme potential which is squandered on a floozy, bickering, damsel-in-distress protagonist masquerading as an "academic" whose two emotions are either being startled or weak in the knees with lust.The dialogue is atrocious. The younger characters in the book talk the way old people think young people talk. The plot is plodding, slow, and repetitive.


  • Riayl

    Wow, that bio is off-putting, glad I didn't read it first. :)I enjoyed the parts that focused on researching the history of the paranormal studies at the university, and you could feel the tension/tingling building bit by bitright up until they went to the haunted house. Then things got sort of "ugh" and then they got weird, but not really ghostly creepy weird.


  • Horace Derwent

    i got her signature on this book! a greenish nite-writering one, holy mackerel! just can't believe it, whenvever i take a smell of the tome, the vanilla hint of the paper and ink :目


  • Erin

    Really glad I got past the cover on this book (shown)- it looks like true-crime or horror - something gruesome or bloody. But in reality, the book is just super creepalicious. In fact, I woke up this morning dreaming that a poltergeist had unspooled all of my dental floss. Alas, when I went into the bathroom, it was all still there. Still had to floss today. The story centers on Laurel McDonald, a psychology professor who moves from California to Duke University after the break-up of her marriag [...]


  • Bookaholics

    The Unseen by Alexandra SokoloffMay 26th, 20094 starsThe Unseen by Alexandra Sokoloff is a mystery/paranormal. After finding her fiancée with another woman, Laurel MacDonald breaks off her engagement. Humiliated, Laurel decides to look for a fresh start. She accepts an appointment at Duke University in North Carolina. As in any institution she knows the key to retaining her job is based on any articles, grants, or published books she can produce and therefore raise the regard of the school. For [...]


  • Tammy

    2.5 StarsHere is the book summary: After experiencing a bad breakup and some disturbing dreams, a young psychology professor from California decides to get a fresh start by taking a job at Duke University. She soon becomes obsessed with the files from the world-famous Rhine parapsychology lab experiments, which attempted to prove if ESP really exists. Along with a handsome professor, she uncovers disturbing cases, including one about a house supposedly haunted by a poltergeist, investigated by a [...]


  • Magpie

    While not as good as 'The Harrowing', 'The Unseen' is a well-written psychological thriller with supernatural elements. The premise is intriguing - the legacy of a parapsychology experiment gone wrong - and the few characters are well made, though since we see the entire story through the eyes of the main character, Laurel McDonald, some such as Katrina are viewed only with animosity and little suggestion that she is a character in her own right. The beginning is very slow, but still engaging, b [...]


  • MayberryAfterMidnight

    The scariest book I've read in a long time. Well, scary enough to make me jump a foot in the air when the phone rang as I was reading it (home. alone). And scary enough to make me limit bathroom breaks while I was flying through the last 100 pages. Yes, there were a few things left a bit unresolved - who was the midnight lover? Or was that actually a dream? I certainly hope so, because otherwise that's even creepier than when all of the paintings turn upside down on the walls. And what were thos [...]


  • Jessica

    Really enjoyed this and it literally scared the crap out of me, although it didn't help that i read it home alone with the baby, husband working night shift while living out in the country with no close neighbors. But I was unable to put it down! Excellent writing and a very interesting, different topic. I felt emotionally engaged with the lead character, Laurel, from the very beginning. The book opens with her having a recurring and extremely vivid dream of when she caught her fiancé cheating [...]


  • R

    Well this book started out okay, but I have to say that I became extremely frustrated with the main protagonist Laurel. The author has a background in writing horror scripts and to my great disappointment it's like she followed every bad horror script on the planet when writing this book. You know the ones- where you yell at the screen and say "Tell someone about this! Don't go in there alone! Get out of the house!" That's exactly what I started to do every time she did something in this book. T [...]


  • Laurie Hartigan

    This story has been told (and told better) many times. If you enjoy "scientists" investigating a haunted house with hapless psychics in tow I recommend either Shirley Jackson's iconic "The Haunting of Hill House". Or Richard Matheson's "Hell House."I also agree with another reader's comments regarding the author's derogatory portrayal of individuals with mental illness; the protagonist, who is supposed to have a PhD in psychology, at one point describes the inmates at the local psychiatric hospi [...]


  • Mary

    2.5 stars Aus Books & Reading


  • Tina

    Excellent thriller! This is the first of her novels that I have read, and it was a great one to start with. It definitely wasn't scary, but it was a good psychological thriller that reeled me in pretty quickly and held my interest up until the end. I definitely look forward to reading more of her work.


  • Kevin

    This was my first Sokoloff book and it didn't disappoint! I probably would of never of picked this book up to read if it wasn't for "Jessica's" book review. This book had me right from page one and I couldn't put it down. There were some scary scenes ( goosebumps) that I really enjoyed! I'm looking forward to reading another Sokoloff book.


  • Denise

    Total disappointment! This book was completely flat in it's delivery in writing. Never was I afraid or even hanging on the interest of the expectant. Poltergeist? Maybe should have taken hold if the writer to make a better story. I haven't been more upset with an author since Steven King. What a joke


  • Andrea Strickland

    The Unseen is an excellent thriller that is based on the Parapsychology Lab that operated at Duke University until 1965. I loved that the book was totally fictional, yet based on real events. I was fascinated from beginning to end.


  • Plum-crazy

    "Atmospheric, spooky, intense.a chilling supernatural thriller" says the cover blurb can't say I agree with that. On the plus side, a "haunted house" scenario is one that always appeals to me. I did find one or two parts of the story really gripping. I enjoyed some of the incidents in the house, in particular Laurel & Katrina's initial tour of it but sadly the minuses far out weigh the plusses. The book was too slow & too long - it's halfway through the book before the investigation of t [...]


  • Rachel

    I really wanted to like this book. Unfortunately, there were many deal breakers. The biggest deal breaker was how mental illness, specifically schizophrenia, was portrayed. I wonder if Alexandra Sokoloff has ever even been to a mental hospital. I was in hospitalized for depression and it was nothing like what Dorothea Dix. Patients are not so drugged that they're unable to hold a conversation and they're not always drooling (although some medication can cause drooling). But still, the way schizo [...]


  • Tiffany Lynn Kramer

    The primes is one I've found extremely fascinating for the better part of 10 years and having read Sokoloff's The Harrowing and finding some promise there I thought I would at least enjoy The Unseen. However after 115 pages I have to accept that I have yet to form a real interest in this story or the characters.Laurel board me and from what I got to know of her I had to question her capabilities as a psychology professor. While on the other end Brendan was just a little to much of everything, ch [...]


  • Helen

    Two psychology professors and two ESP gifted students move into a supposedly haunted house to study poltergeist activity. They are following in the footsteps of a similar group in the 1960s which conducted paranormal experiments in the same house with disastrous consequences. It would seem that history will repeat itself as strange incidents soon begin occurring but is the house responsible or the human participants? This is deserving of 4 stars as I raced through it in a few sittings wanting to [...]


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