As Halloween draws closer by the day, we’re sharing five creepy reads to get you in the spirit. There’s something for everyone, from those scared of ghosts and ghouls, to those who find fear in the realistic and those who just want to escape this bizarre “Clown Craze”.
1. I See You – Clare Mackintosh
This page-turning thriller follows Zoe Walker who finds her photo in the classified section of a London newspaper. Her family brush it off as a mistake but Zoe can’t shake the feeling that someone is watching her. Delve into Zoe’s anxiety and find yourself in a world of paranoia.
2. The Seven Trials Of Cameron-Strange – James Calum Campbell
Grieving Dr Alastair Cameron-Strange is tracked down by the British authorities to take part in a mission that transports him across the world. Distrustful of Mr Fox, who has a beady eye on the Whitehouse, Dr Cameron-Strange throws himself into a world of danger. With seven ordeals to survive, it really is a matter of life and death and will leave you on the edge of your seat.
3. Bird Box – Josh Malerman
This horror novel sees a world transform into a paranormal universe on a level with The Walking Dead. The survivors know that whatever they do they must not catch a glimpse of the monster. Malorie, with her two young children, decide to travel down the river to a place they might be safe, but its twenty miles away and blindfolded, they will be unable to protect themselves. Chilling and engaging, Bird Box will transport you into a chaotic society where the people will do anything to survive.
Luckiest Girl Alive – Jessica Knoll
Ani FaNelli has built herself the perfect life which can only mean it’s about to be destroyed. A secret buried in her past exposes sinister consequences. A dark tale of ambition and obsession, Luckiest Girl Alive will linger in your mind and creep you out even after you turn the final page. Not to be read alone at night.
5. The Telling – Alexandra Sirowy
In this YA horror-mystery prepare to blur the real with the imaginary. Filled with the type of horror more commonly found in fairy tales, Lana experiences the terrors of her past alongside the sinister present full of blood and murder. A dramatic and dynamic story of a young girl pushed beyond her limits.