What a Thrill - Six Spooky Seasonal Reads
It’s fall y’all! There’s a chill in the air, making this spooky season the perfect time to snuggle up and sink your teeth into a deliciously dark horror book.
If the idea of reading horror makes you shudder, you may be surprised by the wealth of unique subgenres that horror has to offer. Not into blood and gore? Try quiet horror! Do you enjoy reading the classics? Take a stab at some slow-burning and atmospheric gothic horror!
Whether you are an avid horror reader, or looking to try something new, this list of new horror picks will have something for you. These selections come from our print and digital collections. You can borrow physical copies from your local branch or download a digital version using an app or website.
OverDrive is our most popular source for digital books. OverDrive books can be read on your laptop or downloaded onto your tablet, phone, or eReader and accessed using Libby, OverDrive's app.
THE HACIENDA BY ISABEL CANAS
Supernatural Suspense: When handsome Don Rodolfo Solórzano proposes, Beatriz ignores the rumours surrounding his first wife's sudden demise, choosing instead to seize the security his estate in the countryside provides. But something is wrong with the hacienda. And no one there will help her.
Borrow The Hacienda
JUST LIKE HOME BY SARAH GAILEY
Gothic Thriller: 'Come home.' Vera's mother called and Vera obeyed. In spite of their long estrangement, in spite of the memories - she's come back to the home of a serial killer. There are secrets yet undiscovered in the foundations of the notorious Crowder House. Vera must face them and find out for herself just how deep the rot goes.
Borrow Just Like Home
HIDDEN PICTURES BY JASON REKULAK
Hauntings: Fresh out of rehab, Mallory Quinn takes a job in the affluent suburb of Spring Brook, New Jersey as a babysitter for Ted and Caroline Maxwell. She is to look after their five-year-old son, Teddy. But one day, he draws something different: a man in a forest, dragging a woman's lifeless body. With help from a handsome landscaper and an eccentric neighbour, Mallory sets out to decipher the images and save Teddy.
Borrow Hidden Pictures
THE CHILDREN ON THE HILL BY JENNIFER MCMAHON
Mystery/Thriller: Inspired by Frankenstein, McMahon presents a number of "monsters" linked to a psychiatric hospital in the 1970s—and one contemporary monster hunter who must confront her past.
Borrow The Children on the Hill
HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE BY GRADY HENDRIX
Horror-Comedy: When their parents die at the tail end of the coronavirus pandemic, Louise and Mark Joyner are devastated but nothing can prepare them for how bad things are about to get. As disturbing events stack up in the house, Louise and Mark must learn that sometimes the only way to break away from the past, sometimes the only way to sell a haunted house, is to burn it all down.
Borrow How to Sell a Haunted House
SUCH A PRETTY SMILE BY KRISTI DEMEESTER
Feminist Horror: Something snarly called the Cur is killing girls who dare to be different. Years ago, it threatened memory-repressing Caroline Sawyer, whose visions have been manifested in the frightening sculptures she creates. Now it threatens her 13-year-old daughter, Lila, who has been voicing her private pain. Now, this mother and daughter start tracking the Cur to its source.
Borrow Such a Pretty Smile
Hungry for more?
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