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Please find below a list of horror books that we recommend.

1. It by Stephen King
Score: 206
Our rating: 9.0 | 28 positive reader reviews
It is the children who see - and feel - what makes the town so horribly different. In the storm drains and sewers "It" lurks, taking the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. As the children grow up and move away, the horror of "It" is buried deep - until the [...]

2. Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
Score: 188
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Zinzi December has a Sloth on her back, a dirty 419 scam habit, and a talent for finding lost things. But when a little old lady turns up dead and the cops confiscate her last pay check, she's forced to take on her least favourite kind of job: missing persons. [...]

3. The Silent Land by Graham Joyce
Score: 170
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
A young couple are caught in an avalanche during a ski-ing holiday in the French Alps. They struggle back to the village and find it deserted. As the days go by they wait for rescue, then try to leave. But each time they find themselves back in the village. And, increasingly, they are plagued by [...]

4. The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
Score: 158
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
“The horror master…puts his unique spin on slasher movie tropes.”-USA TodayIn horror movies, the final girls are the ones left standing when the credits roll. They made it through the worst night of their lives…but what happens after?Like his [...]

5. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Score: 100
Our rating: 9.4 | 8 positive reader reviews
Murder and monstrosity on the streets of Victorian London. Nineteenth century London can be a very dangerous place. Beneath the prim and proper morals of Victorian society lurks a violent madman who emerges at night to commit the most cold-hearted of crimes. Nothing is known of him except his nam [...]

6. Needful Things by Stephen King
Score: 100
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
There is a new shop in town. Run by a stranger. Needful Things, the sign says. The oddest name. A name that causes some gossip and speculation among the good folks of Castle Rock, Maine, while they wait for opening day. Eleven-year-old Brian Rusk is the first customer and he gets just what he wan [...]

7. Fellside by MR Carey
Score: 97
Our rating: 9.5 | 4 positive reader reviews
Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire moors. It's not the kind of place you'd want to end up. But it's where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life. It's a place where even the walls whisper. And one voice belongs to a little boy with a me [...]

8. The Ritual by Adam Nevill
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.0 | 5 positive reader reviews
Four old university friends reunite for a hiking trip in the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle. No longer young men, they have little left in common and tensions rise as they struggle to connect. Frustrated and tired they take a shortcut that turns their hike into a nightmare that coul [...]

9. The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
The girl who wouldn't die, hunting a killer who shouldn't exist. Chicago 1931. Harper Curtis, a violent drifter, stumbles on a house with a secret as shocking as his own twisted nature - it opens onto other times. He uses it to stalk his carefully chosen 'shining girls' through th [...]

10. NOS4R2 by Joe Hill
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn’t [...]

11. Apartment 16 by Adam Nevill
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.2 | 1 positive reader reviews
Some doors are better left closed... In Barrington House, an upmarket block in London, there is an empty apartment. No one goes in, no one comes out. And it’s been that way for fifty years. Until the night watchman hears a disturbance after midnight and investigates. What he experiences is [...]

12. I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells
John Cleaver series: Book 1
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
I Am Not A Serial Killer is the story of John Cleaver, a 15-year-old sociopath who works in a mortuary, dreams about death, and thinks he might be turning into a serial killer. He sets strict rules to keep himself “good” and “normal,” but when a real monster shows up in hi [...]

13. I Don't Want To Kill You by Dan Wells
John Cleaver series: Book 3
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
John Wayne Cleaver has called a demon–literally called it on the phone–and challenged it to a fight. He’s faced two monsters already, barely escaping with his life, and now he’s done running; he’s taking the fight to them. As he wades through the town’s darkest [...]

14. Cinema of Shadows by Michael West
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
Welcome to the Woodfield Movie Palace. The night the Titanic sank, it opened for business... and its builder died in his chair. In the 1950s, there was a fire; a balcony full of people burned to death. And years later, when it became the scene of one of Harmony, Indiana's most notorious murde [...]

15. The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliott
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
You have two days to pass your audition. You better pass it, feller. You’re joining the circus. Ain’t that the best news you ever got? Delivered by a trio of psychotic clowns, this ultimatum plunges Jamie into the horrific alternate universe that is the centuries-old Pilo Family Circu [...]

16. Floating Dragon by Peter Straub
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
The terrors afflicting the sleepy town of Hampstead, Connecticut, were beyond imagination. Sparrows dropping dead from the trees like rotten fruit, disfiguring diseases spreading like wildfire, inexplicable murders and child drownings shattering the lives of the citizens - never can such a list o [...]

17. The Shining by Stephen King
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny's visions grow out of control.As winter closes in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seems to devel [...]

18. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
Four seekers have arrived at the rambling old pile known as Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of psychic phenomena; Theodora, his lovely assistant; Luke, the future inheritor of the estate; and Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman with a dark past. As th [...]

19. Under the Dome by Stephen King
Score: 90
Our rating: 8.8 | 2 positive reader reviews
On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as 'the dome' c [...]

20. Poseidon's Children by Michael West
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
After the ruins of a vast, ancient civilization are discovered on the ocean floor, Coast Guard officers find a series of derelict ships drifting in the current-high-priced yachts and leaking fishing boats, all ransacked, splattered in blood, their crews missing and presumed dead. And that's j [...]

21. Last Days by Adam Nevill
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Temple of the Last Days. The brutal cult with a history of murder, sex and occult dealings destroyed itself during one night of ritualistic violence decades ago. Or so they thought… Kyle Freeman is an indie film-maker with no money and few options, so when he lands a commission to make [...]

22. Inside Out by Will Elliott
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Inside Out is the story of Denton, a down-and-out no-hoper who lives with his mother and hits rock bottom one day during a road-rage incident. What should be the lowest moment of his life turns into a moment of revelation when he is rescued by members of the Sect of Bliss. Denton is quickly drawn [...]

23. Devourer of Souls by Kevin Lucia
The Clifton Heights Saga #3
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Welcome to Clifton Heights, an average Adirondack town. It's nice enough, really. Except after dark. Or on cold winter days when you're all alone... Sophan. An ancient game of chance and Fate. One boy's smoldering hate, another boy's need to make things right, and a father's g [...]

24. Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Detective Gabi Versado has hunted down many monsters during her eight years in Homicide. She’s seen stupidity, corruption and just plain badness. But she’s never seen anything like this. Clayton Broom is a failed artist, and a broken man. Life destroyed his plans, so he’s found [...]

25. Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth by Stephen Jones
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Respected horror anthologist Stephen Jones edits this collection of 17 stories inspired by the 20th century’s master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” in which a young man goes to an isolated, desolate fishing village in Massachusetts, and finds that [...]

26. Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Whoever is born here, is doomed to stay until death. Whoever comes to stay, never leaves. Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Blind and silenced, she walks the street [...]

27. The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
A missing God. A library with the secrets to the universe. A woman too busy to notice her heart slipping away.Carolyn's not so different from the other people around her. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. Clothes are a bit tricky, but everyone [...]

28. Black Wings of Cthulhu 4 by ST Joshi
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews
Through his collaborations with today's most talented and acclaimed practitioners of Lovecraftian fiction, editor S. T. Joshi has made the Black Wings of Cthulhu series essential for every library of horror and the macabre. Volume four offers up seventeen new masterpieces, each exploring the [...]

29. Rose Madder by Stephen King
Score: 89
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
Roused by a single drop of blood, Rosie Daniels wakes up to the chilling realisation that her husband is going to kill her. And she takes flight – with his credit card. Alone in a strange city, Rosie begins to build a new life: she meets Bill Steiner and she finds an old junk shop painting, [...]

30. Dawn by Octavia Butler
Lilith's Brood: Book 1
Score: 89
Our rating: 9.1 | 0 positive reader reviews
In a world devastated by nuclear war with humanity on the edge of extinction, aliens finally make contact. They rescue those humans they can, keeping most survivors in suspended animation and begin the slow process of rehabilitating the planet.When Lilith Iyapo is 'awakened', she f [...]

31. Desperation by Stephen King
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
Welcome to Desperation. Once a thriving copper mining town in the middle of the Nevada desert, Desperation is now eerily abandoned. It's the last place that travellers like the Carver family, bound for vacation, and writer Johnny Marinville, astride his Harley, would expect to be stopped and [...]

32. Breaking Chaos by Ben Galley
Chasing Graves #3
Score: 87
Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
The endgame has begun.The battle for the emperor’s throne grows ever fiercer. The City of Countless Souls cowers behind locked doors as the whims of the downtrodden and the powerful bring the great game of Araxes to its chaotic conclusion.With the soulblade at his hip and [...]

33. Bag of Bones by Stephen King
Score: 87
Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews
When Mike Noonan's wife dies unexpectedly, the bestselling author suffers from writer's block. Until he is drawn to his summer home, the beautiful lakeside retreat called Sara Laughs.Here Mike finds the once familiar town in the tyrannical grip of millionaire Max Devore. Devore is [...]

34. House of Small Shadows by Adam Nevill
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Catherine’s last job ended badly. Corporate bullying at a top television production company saw her fired and forced to leave London, but she was determined to get her life back. A new job and now things look much brighter. Especially when a challenging new project presents itself – t [...]

35. Residue by Steve Diamond
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Residue follows 17-year-old Jack Bishop after his father is abducted and a monster is let loose in his small town. As he looks for his father, he begins to notice that he can see the psychic residue left behind by monsters and murder victims. Along with the mind-reading Alexandra (Alex) Courtney, [...]

36. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
One of literature's most gripping ghost stories depicts the sinister transformation of 2 innocent children into flagrant liars and hypocrites. Elegantly told tale of unspoken horror and psychological terror creates what few stories in literature have been able to do — a complete feeling [...]

37. Broken by AE Rought
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
A string of suspicious deaths near a small Michigan town ends with a fall that claims the life of Emma Gentry's boyfriend, Daniel. Emma is broken, a hollow shell. She and Daniel had been made for each other. When she encounters newcomer Alex Franks, only son of a renowned widowed surgeon, she [...]

38. The Quorum by Kim Newman
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
In 1961, Derek Leech emerges fully formed from the polluted Thames, destined to found a global media empire. In 1978, three ambitious young men strike a deal with Leech. They are offered wealth, glamour, and success, but a price must be paid. In 1994, Leech's purpose moves to its conclusion, [...]

39. The Mourning House by Ronald Malfi
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Devastated by tragedy, Dr. Sam Hatch is a shadow of his former self. He travels the byroads of America, running away from a past he cannot escape. There is no salvation for him. And then he sees the house. Like a siren, it calls to him. Yet the house is not what it appears to be. Is it a blessing [...]

40. The Night Mayor by Kim Newman
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Truro Daine, a dangerous criminal who has been confined to imprisonment, escapes his incarceration by inventing a computer-generated dream world, which he rules as the Night Mayor. [...]

41. Medusa's Web by Tim Powers
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
In the wake of their Aunt Amity’s suicide, Scott and Madeline Madden are summoned to Caveat, the eerie, decaying mansion in the Hollywood hills in which they were raised. But their decadent and reclusive cousins, the malicious wheelchair-bound Claimayne and his sister, Ariel, do not welcome [...]

42. The Feast of All Souls by Simon Bestwick
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Alice has returned to her old home town to put her life back in order. 378 Collarmill Road looks like an ordinary house. But sometimes, the world outside the windows isn’t the one you expect to see; sometimes you’ll turn around and find you’re not alone. An old flame of Alice&rs [...]

43. Phantoms by Dean Koontz
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
Yesterday Snowfield, California, was a charming little town basking in the golden afternoon sun. Today it is a place of nightmare. An ancient, awesome force has spirited away almost the entire population of the town and left the bodies of those remaining bizarrely disfigured. What hope can there [...]

44. We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
Harrison is the Monster Detective, a storybook hero. Now he’s in his mid-thirties and spends most of his time not sleeping. Stan became a minor celebrity after being partially eaten by cannibals. Barbara is haunted by the messages carved upon her bones. Greta may or may not [...]

45. Chimera by Rob Thurman
Korsak Brothers series: Book 1
Score: 82
Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
Ten years ago, Stefan Korsak's younger brother was kidnapped. Not a day has passed that Stefan hasn't thought about him. As a rising figure in the Russian mafia, he has finally found him. But when he rescues Lukas, he must confront a terrible truth - his brother is no longer his brother. [...]

46. The Association by Bentley Little
Score: 82
Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
Barry and Maureen found the house of their dreams in Utah's beautiful Bonita Vista. It didn't bother them that they had to join a homeowner's association. They just never realized the Association would invade every aspect of their lives and that the penalty for bending the rules could [...]

47. Blood Water by Dean Vincent Carter
Score: 81
Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
They're all dead now. I am the last one. Dr Morrow can't identify the 'thing' he found living in the lake but he knows it's dangerous ...then it goes missing ...Caught in the flood that is devastating the town, brothers Sean and James stumble across Morrow and the carnage left [...]

48. The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart by Jesse Bullington
Score: 81
Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
In the plague-wracked and devil-haunted darkness of Medieval Europe, an elite few enjoy opulent lives while the majority eke out a miserable existence in abject poverty. Hungry creatures stalk the deep woods and desolate mountains, and both sea and sky teem with unspeakable horrors. For those ill [...]

49. The Concrete Grove by Gary McMahon
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Imagine a place where all your nightmares become real. Think of dark urban streets where crime, debt and violence are not the only things to fear. Picture a housing project that is a gateway to somewhere else, a realm where ghosts and monsters stir hungrily in the shadows. Welcome to the Concrete [...]

50. The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
In a quiet house on a quiet street Frank and Julia are having an affair. Not your ordinary affair. For Frank it began with his own insatiable sexual appetite, a mysterious lacquered box- and then an unhinged voyage through a netherworld of imaginable pleasures and unimaginable horror… Now [...]

51. Swallowed By The Cracks by Thomas McMahon Browne and Smith
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Swallowed By The Cracks is the latest (7th) compilation of four Dark Fantasy / Horror writers by John Everson and Bill Breedlove. They are the producers of the yearly ‘Dark Arts Books’ anthologies. The latest four authors that contributed to their anthology were Lee Thomas, Gary McMah [...]

52. Ash by James Herbert
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
David Ash - detective of the paranormal is sent to the mysterious Comraich Castle, secluded deep in the Scottish countryside, to investigate a strange, high-profile case: a man has been found crucified - in a room that was locked. The reports suggest that the cliff-top castle is being haunted&hel [...]

53. The Silent End by Samuel Sattin
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
In a mist-covered town in the Pacific Northwest three teenagers find themselves pitted against an unearthly menace that dwells beneath the foundations of their high school... Eberstark is an outcast and he's tired of pretending everything is fine. His mother disappeared almost a year ago afte [...]

54. Jago by Kim Newman
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
In the tiny village of Alder, dreams and nightmares are beginning to come true. Creatures from local legend, science fiction and the dark side of the human mind prowl the town. Paul, a young academic composing a thesis about the end of the world, and his girlfriend Hazel, a potter, have come to A [...]

55. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
This violent, profound, baroque and blackly humorous novel is the story of Melmoth, who has sold his soul in exchange for immortality in a satanic bargain, and now preys on the helpless in their darkest moments, offering to ease their suffering if they will take his place and release him from his [...]

56. Sweet Sixteen by Francesca Jeffries
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Sweet Sixteen and never been... killed. Leslie Burrows was born the same day as her grandmother, and each year they have two celebration parties with her grandmother's being the first on this occasion. Everything is going smoothly until Trisha's aunt and uncle start arguing and Mrs Krashn [...]

57. Dream Stalkers by Tim Waggoner
Shadow Watch #2
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Shadow Watch agents Audra and Mr. Jinx must investigate a new drug called Shut-eye and stop a wave of Incubi that are possessing people through their dreams. [...]

58. The Mutant Files: Deadeye by William C Dietz
Mutant Files #1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
In the year 2038, an act of bioengineered terrorism decimated humanity. Some survivors developed horrible mutations and nations are now divided between areas populated by norms and lands run by mutants. When a young woman is kidnapped by a mutant gang, tough Los Angeles detective Cassandra Lee is [...]

59. House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Johnny Truant wild and troubled sometime employee in a LA tattoo parlour, finds a notebook kept by Zampano, a reclusive old man found dead in a cluttered apartment. Herein is the heavily annotated story of the Navidson Report. Will Navidson, a photojournalist, and his family move into a new house [...]

60. The Mutant Files: Redzone by William C Dietz
Mutant Files #2
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The year is 2065, almost thirty years since a bioterrorist attack decimated the population. The world has been divided, and new nations have formed. Those mutated from exposure inhabit the red zones, while ‘norms’ live in the green zones. In the nation of Pacifica, Los Angeles detect [...]

61. Into Bones like Oil by Kaaron Warren
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
People come to The Angelsea, a rooming house near the beach, for many reasons. Some come to get some sleep, because here, you sleep like the dead. Dora arrives seeking solitude and escape from reality. Instead, she finds a place haunted by the drowned and desperate, who speak through the sle [...]

62. Duma Key by Stephen King
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
When Edgar Freemantle moves to Duma Key to escape his past, he doesn't expect to find much there. But Duma Key and its mysteries have been waiting for him. The shells beneath his house are whispering to him, and something in the view from his window urges him to discover a talent he never kne [...]

63. Skulls by Tim Marquitz
Score: 78
Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
Life held little interest for Jacob... until he found death. Abused and neglected, Jacob's only solace comes when he is alone in the woods or in the arms of his new girlfriend. But when he stumbles across a hidden bunker filled with human skulls, he learns what true suffering is. Drawn to exa [...]

64. In the Devil's Name by Dave Watson
Score: 78
Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
Some of the locals in Ballantrae still tell tales about haunted Bennane Head, the cliffs just up the coast where mythical mass murderer and cannibal Sawney Beane is said to have dwelt with his inbred family during the seventeenth century. Never walk past there at night, they say, or heaven help y [...]

65. Crusher by Niall Leonard
Score: 77
Our rating: 7.6 | 1 positive reader reviews
To catch a killer, Finn Maguire may have to become one... Everything changed the day Finn found his father in a pool of blood, bludgeoned to death. His dull, dreary life is turned upside down as he becomes the prime suspect. How can he clear his name and find out who hated his dad enough to kill [...]

66. The Influence by Bentley Little
Score: 77
Our rating: 7.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
When Ross Lowry moves into his cousin's guest house in the small community of Magdalena, Arizona, he expects nothing more than breathing room and a brief respite from his economic woes. But something's not right in the desert. After a raucous party on New Year's Eve, the luck of the a [...]

67. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
Score: 75
Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
'Buy my stepfather's ghost' read the e-mail. So Jude did. He bought it, in the shape of the dead man's suit, delivered in a heart-shaped box, because he wanted it: because his fans ate up that kind of story. It was perfect for his collection: the genuine skulls and the bones, the [...]

68. Firestarter by Stephen King
Score: 73
Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
A year ago, he was an upstanding instructor of English at Harrison State College. Now Andy is on the run with his daughter. A pigtailed girl named Charlie. A girl with an unimaginably terrifying gift. A gift which could be useful to corrupt authorities. Soon Charlie will be caught up in the menac [...]

69. Path of the Dead by Timothy Baker
Hungry Ghosts #1
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Nestled on the foot of Tibet’s sacred Seche La Mountain is the village of Dagzê. The normally quiet streets are bustling with the steady stream of arrivals and preparations for the coming Festival of the Medicine King; a time of celebration, healing, and renewal. But a shadow is sweep [...]

70. Friends of the Dusk by Phil Rickman
Merrily Watkins Mysteries #13
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
When autumn storms blast Hereford, centuries-old human bones are found amongst the roots of a tree blown down on the city's Castle Green. But why have they been stolen? At the nearby Cathedral, another storm is building around a new, modernising bishop who believes that if the Church is to su [...]

71. Watchers by Dean Koontz
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
They escape from a secret government: two mutant creatures, both changed utterly from the animals they once were.And no one who encounters them will ever be the same again: a lonely widower; a ruthless assassin; a beautiful woman; a government agent.Drawn together in a deadly hunt, [...]

72. Travelers Rest by Keith Lee Morris
Score: 65
Our rating: 6.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Addisons - Julia and Tonio, ten-year-old Dewey, and Uncle Robbie - are driving home after collecting Robbie from yet another trip to rehab. When a terrifying blizzard strikes outside the town of Good Night, Idaho, they seek refuge at the Travelers Rest, a formerly opulent but now crumbling ho [...]

73. Drop Dead Gorgeous by Wayne Simmons
Score: 60
Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
As tattoo artist Star begins to ink her first client on a spring Sunday morning, something goes horribly wrong with the world... Belfast’s hung-over lapse into a deeper sleep than normal, their sudden deaths causing an unholy mess of crashing cars, smouldering televisions and falling aircra [...]

74. The Forbidden by FR Tallis
Score: 60
Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
When ambitious Doctor Paul Clément takes a job at the mission hospital on Saint Sébastien, he has dreams of discovering cures for tropical diseases. What he finds is a place where the black arts are just a way of life. After witnessing the ritualistic murder of a young man, said to [...]

75. Midnight by Dean Koontz
Score: 58
Our rating: 5.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
A string of inexplicable deaths has occurred in the picturesque coastal town of Midnight Cove; sinister, shadowy figures stalk the streets in the dead of night and four people are drawn together by terrifying circumstance: a young woman determined to find the truth behind her sister's suicide [...]

76. Infected by Scott Sigler
Score: 53
Our rating: 5.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
A mysterious disease is turning thousands of ordinary Americans into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, their own families, and even themselves. And one morning, ex–football star Perry Dawsey awakens to find mysterious welts growing all over his body. Soon P [...]

77. Gerald's Game by Stephen King
Score: 0
Our rating: 8.1 | 0 positive reader reviews
A game. A husband and wife game. Gerald's Game. But this time Jesse didn't want to play. Lying there, spreadeagled and handcuffed to the bedstead while he'd loomed and drooled over her, she felt angry and humiliated. So she'd kicked out hard. Aimed to hit him where it hurt. He was [...]

78. Pet Sematary by Stephen King
Score: 0
Our rating: 9.6 | 0 positive reader reviews
The house looked right, felt right to Dr Louis Creed.Rambling, old, unsmart and comfortable. A place where the family could settle; the children grow and play and explore. The rolling hills and meadows of Maine seemed a world away from the fume-choked dangers of Chicago.Only the occ [...]

79. The Dark Game by Jonathan Janz
Score: 0
Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews
Ten writers are selected for a summer-long writing retreat with the most celebrated and reclusive author in the world. Their host is the legendary Roderick Wells. Handsome, enigmatic, and fiendishly talented, Wells promises to teach his pupils about writing, about magic, about the untapped potent [...]

80. The Taking by Dean Koontz
Score: 0
Our rating: 6.9 | 0 positive reader reviews
On the morning that will mark the end of the world they have known, Molly and Niel Sloan awaken to the drumbeat of rain. It has haunted their dreams through the night, and now they find an eerily luminous and silver downpour that drenches their small Californian mountain town.As hours pass [...]

81. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Score: -2
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Living in the Blackwood family home with only her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian for company, Merricat just wants to preserve their delicate way of life. But ever since Constance was acquitted of murdering the rest of the family, the world isn't leaving the Blackwoods alone. And when C [...]