Horrific Novels Perfect for Halloween

Finders Keepers book cover.Are you looking for a new book that will chill you to the bone? How about something that will have you on the edge of your seat?

The following horror novels, which were published this year, can be picked up from your nearby JMRL branch:

Finders Keepers by Stephen King – After Morris Bellamy discovers that notebooks and money belonging to his favorite author were taken by Pete Saubers, only Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson can rescue the Saubers family from the deranged and vengeful criminal. Also available as an audiobook from OverDrive.

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay – The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when 14-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of what at first seems to be acute schizophrenia, a condition which only gets worse, leading them to believe it’s actually demonic possession, as they become the center of a reality TV show. Also available as an audiobook from OverDrive.

The Deep by Nick Cutter – When a seemingly miraculous healing agent is discovered in the Pacific in the wake of a devastating plague, a team of brave heroes descends through pitch-black waters to an incommunicado research lab in the ocean deep.

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins – After she and a dozen other children found them being raised by “Father,” a cruel man with mysterious powers, Carolyn and her “siblings” begin to think he might be God; so when he dies, they square off against each other to determine who will inherit his library, which they believe holds the power to all Creation.

Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory – When his mother disappears at sea, a teenage boy, who is attuned to the supernatural world, attempts, along with an unusual group of allies, to solve the mystery of her accident.

The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker – An epic good-versus-evil thriller from the early days of two iconic characters pits long-beleaguered supernatural detective Harry D’Amour against priest of hell Pinhead.

The Glittering World by Robert Levy – When a successful chef returns to the small Canadian town where he was born for a short getaway to reconnect with family and friends, he suddenly remembers being abducted as a youth by a strange race of beings in the woods.

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