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What is the appeal of Horror Books? Let’s face it, some of them are awfully scary! Yes, of course, that’s the point – but why is that the point? Why do people spend their well-earned money, and time, on something that can only cause discomfort? This is, apparently, an age old question and one which psychologists seem to enjoy mulling over. But I know what I enjoy about horror stories and I wonder how many people share my view: I remember trying to read a collection of ghost stories when I was a young lad. They terrified me. To the point that I lost sleep over them. I could only read them during the day – not at night! – and I’d hide the book away so I couldn’t see it at night. I’m not sure how scary the stories really were, but I was clearly rather sensitive about ghost stories!

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What I remember at the time was that I kept going back to that book and trying to read another of the stories. As I look back, I realise I was challenging myself: literally ‘facing my fears’.

Over the years, I realise that much of my ‘enjoyment’ of horror stories – whether that’s horror books or movies – was for that reason. But as I matured and became less easily scared, I found that I enjoyed ‘testing’ myself against the experience. Reading or watching to see whether it scared me. Using horror almost as a ‘canary down the mine’ (although the mine would be the horror and me the canary). Searching to discover what scares me now! Not much does, admittedly – although the daily news does a good job!

But the search for my own, perhaps undiscovered, fears, is a part of the role of horror stories, for me. Like an exercise in self-therapy and self-discovery. I wonder how many other people share this approach?

Whatever your reason for enjoying (can we describe it as ‘enjoyment’?) horror fiction, there is plenty to choose from. And some absolute masters of the written word are responsible for some of the very best. We cannot mention horror without mentioning Stephen King, of course, but the list of writers is long, varied, and full of household names.

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The chilling classic Horror Book – The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

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Stephen King’s Modern classic horror story – The Shining

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Mateguas Island

What could be more idyllic than to live on an island off the coast of Maine? That's what Bill Andersen thought when he moved his family to Mateguas. But Mateguas is more than just pristine beaches nestled between rocky shores. No, Mateguas is really something quite...

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Fever Dream

“A wonderful nightmare of a book: tender and frightening, disturbing but compassionate. Fever Dream is a triumph of Schweblin’s outlandish imagination.” –Juan Gabriel Vasquez, author of The Sound of Things Falling and ReputationsA young woman named Amanda lies dying...

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Twisted

Come into a dark, strange world, where everything is firmly rooted in the familiar—except for some quirky detail that twists the yarn, and takes it for a spin in an unexpected direction. So prepare yourself: keep the lights on. If you like to read a horror anthology...

read more

Secrets and Malice

Rose's son Toby has been arrested and charged with a series of heinous crimes that are difficult to comprehend, but she's convinced he's innocent and seeks help from her brother Brett who is a lawyer, but who's also dying of cancer.Brett isn't as convinced of Toby's...

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Shadow on the Stairs

How will you die? Dr. Atwell knows. He knows how everyone will die, even the ones he won't kill himself.   He also knows about all your clones. You didn't really think you were the original, did you? Next you won't even believe he traveled through time to bring his...

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The Immanent World: Cluichi

Demons! Angels! Lost Souls! Cannibals!Omar Snellings had no idea that on this day — the final day of his life — that he'd be introduced to the ethereal forces of Heaven and Hell engaged in a series of card games, or cluichi, that used human souls as currency.Clive...

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Followed

After a dinner with friends, psychologist Phil Stanton and his wife Cathy are followed by a white pickup truck. Phil thinks he loses their pursuer, but when they reach their remote home the pickup truck is right behind them again. Megan, Phil and Cathy's...

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Madhouse

Don't talk to strangers...Faced with his parents' divorce, eleven-year-old Lucas runs away from home in the hope that his family will get back together to find him. While walking through the empty streets, he is picked up by a mysterious woman, who offers to take care...

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The Greenland Diaries

"It began with a drum. Then the monsters came. I've been hiding ever since."The following collections of journals were recovered from a caravan outside of Duluth, Minnesota. The exact date of recovery is not known nor is the origin of the speaker. The Bureau for the...

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Last Wrong Turn

Meet Enda...Lost on a rural English road, Penny and her husband are involved in a sudden, violent car crash. Waking up tied to a metal table in a remote farmhouse, Penny quickly discovers that she's the latest victim of a strange, deadly family. But Penny is different...

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Billy

Deep in the swamplands of Louisiana, a monster is born.Hidden away in the cypress swamp of the Atchafalaya Basin, a cabin sits on pilings long driven into the murky water, home to a family of Cajuns known as the St. Pierres. A newborn joins their brood, a badly...

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The Owlmen

THE OWLMEN - NEW FROM THE AUTHOR OF BESTSELLING OCCULT HORROR TRILOGY, FATHER OF LIES!IF THEY SEE YOU THEY WILL COME FOR YOU... 'Seriously scary, spooky horror at its best.''Believe me this book is dark - unrelentingly so.''The writing is exquisite, an author on top...

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Afraid

WELCOME TO SAFE HAVEN, POPULATION 907...Nestled in the woods of Wisconsin, Safe Haven is miles from everything. With one road in and out, this is a town so peaceful it has never needed a full-time police force. Until now...A helicopter has crashed on the outskirts of...

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Pound of Flesh

Terror feeds them. Rage drives them. Only fury lasts forever… A ghost town, isolated from civilization by miles of scorching desert, has become a killing ground. Blood taints the sand and the stench of rot hovers on the humid air. It’s a small patch of hell that...

read more

To Hell in a Handbasket

From the Queen of Scream comes a novel that will raise the hair on the back of your neck.To the neighbors, they're sweet old ladies. To Tim Robertson, they're his worst nightmareNot every grandmotherly type bakes cookies.What's more frightening than finding out that...

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The Ghost Files

Cherry blossom lipstick: check Smokey eyes: check Skinny jeans: checkDead kid in the mirror: check For sixteen year old Mattie Hathaway, this is her normal everyday routine. She’s been able to see ghosts since her mother tried to murder her when she was five years...

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They Came With the Snow

The snow fell everywhere now. And the crabs kept coming. When a mysterious blast goes off in a small college town, triggering a blizzard, the few survivors must decide whether to stay or leave and face the monsters who came with the snow. The They Came with the Snow...

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Planet of the Dead

From the author of FEAST and Reinheit comes a new chapter in horror... PLANET OF THE DEAD News reports speak of mass panic and violence spreading across the globe. Negligent leaders hide behind misinformation. But in an age of paranoia and suspicion, who can say what...

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Holiday for the Hostile

Holiday for The Hostile, second book of The Hostile series, is probably even stranger than the first. Serena, plus her unusual friend and partner in crime, Tile X, reluctantly find themselves suffering a family holiday inside her eccentric grandfather’s hovel in...

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Razorbacks

A terrible pile-up on a deserted West Texas highway. A massive dust-storm cutting off communications and obscuring visibility. A father, his estranged son, and a small band of survivors marooned, waiting for help, unaware of the things that are out in the dust,...

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Generation Z

It’s been twelve years since the undead hordes swept over the earth forcing mankind to the brink of extinction. We now live like rats, scavenging in the ruins of our fallen civilization as the dead hunt us night and day.There is little left to scavenge, however....

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Berkley Street

Shane Ryan returns to Nashua and the childhood memories that drove him to join the Marines. After a prolonged legal battle with his aunt and uncle, Shane has possession of the family home where his parents disappeared over 20 years ago. The house, a monstrous castle...

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The Candle

The wax is Its prison. The fire is Its savior. And you are Its puppet.Lighting a candle. That's all that Stephen did. Now he is under the spell of a creature he doesn't understand, and nobody else can see. He doesn't always have control of his body. And strange...

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Fury

Do you love thriller books? “FURY throws you off the roof . . . literally leaving you screaming all the way down to the street.”** From Author Steve Windsor**Fury has a secret wish. She’s willing to do just about anything to see it come true. That includes risking a...

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Dark Isle

Mark Stine is an American academic enjoying his year as a visiting professor at Cambridge University. But when he starts researching the long-dead English writer, Monty Summerskill, he quickly discovers that truth is stranger than fiction. Turns out Summerskill's...

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The Mark

Imagine a world created purely for the gods’ entertainment. Our world.Green is born into this world with a strange birthmark covering her back, an ancient script only the gods can read. The mark makes her both a target and a mystery – some immortals want her dead,...

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Needful Things

Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic #1 New York Times bestseller about a mysterious store than can sell you whatever you desire—but not without exacting a terrible price in return.The town of Castle...

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Teenage Killer

Welcome to Brockton, New Jersey, a peaceful seashore town where nothing truly terrifying ever happened until now.After being cyberbullied for his entire senior year of high school by three of his former friends, eighteen-year-old Terrence Marshall, a loner, an...

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Roses Are Dead

When a tragedy strikes Bailey's world she discovers that the secrets of her past are strangely intertwined. Now she is in a race to discover the truth of all of the mysterious deaths on Strawfield Road. When her search brings her in contact with the spirit world she...

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Mine

A psychopathic female fugitive provokes a mother’s vengeance in this terrifying thriller by the New York Times–bestselling author of Gone South and Boy’s Life.   Back in the 1960s, Mary Terrell shot and killed a man. A former member of the fanatical Storm Front...

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The Housemates

TEN DAYS, TWELVE COMPETITORS, TWO MILLION IN CASH. ALMOST CERTAIN DEATH.What at first appears to be a once in a lifetime opportunity for Damien Banks turns out to be the worst nightmare imaginable. Trapped inside a house with eleven strangers, and a booming voice...

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Pure Dark (Vol 1)

Can You Survive Pure Dark? Heroin junkie Charlie Ferrari has overdosed one too many times. They’ve put him in an induced coma. He’s trapped in a series of nightmares he can’t escape from - and you’re tagging along for the ride... Welcome to PURE DARK. The deepest,...

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Sweet Dreams for Laura

Horrific forces are at work in the sleepy little town of Port Solace, Washington. Those who have seen what lays in wait are either dead, or would prefer to forget. Aaron Williams is no different. He lives a mundane life, absorbed in the comfort of his daily routine....

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Nightmare Abbey

An evil force pulses deep within Malpas Abbey, overflowing with maniacal glee… Overlooking a dark hill, the gloomy Malpas Abbey has been avoided by locals for centuries. Its infamous history is marred with blood and terror. Only the foolish would dare enter such a...

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Demon Veil

An ancient evil is unleashed. Maia Gellman is the house roadie for her uncle’s bar. Life is simple until one horrific night changes her world forever. Terrified and alone, she finds herself on the run from an evil she cannot name. An evil that calls out to the part of...

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Mateguas Island

What could be more idyllic than to live on an island off the coast of Maine? That's what Bill Andersen thought when he moved his family to Mateguas. But Mateguas is more than just pristine beaches nestled between rocky shores. No, Mateguas is really something quite...

read more

Fever Dream

“A wonderful nightmare of a book: tender and frightening, disturbing but compassionate. Fever Dream is a triumph of Schweblin’s outlandish imagination.” –Juan Gabriel Vasquez, author of The Sound of Things Falling and ReputationsA young woman named Amanda lies dying...

read more

Twisted

Come into a dark, strange world, where everything is firmly rooted in the familiar—except for some quirky detail that twists the yarn, and takes it for a spin in an unexpected direction. So prepare yourself: keep the lights on. If you like to read a horror anthology...

read more

Secrets and Malice

Rose's son Toby has been arrested and charged with a series of heinous crimes that are difficult to comprehend, but she's convinced he's innocent and seeks help from her brother Brett who is a lawyer, but who's also dying of cancer.Brett isn't as convinced of Toby's...

read more

Shadow on the Stairs

How will you die? Dr. Atwell knows. He knows how everyone will die, even the ones he won't kill himself.   He also knows about all your clones. You didn't really think you were the original, did you? Next you won't even believe he traveled through time to bring his...

read more

The Immanent World: Cluichi

Demons! Angels! Lost Souls! Cannibals!Omar Snellings had no idea that on this day — the final day of his life — that he'd be introduced to the ethereal forces of Heaven and Hell engaged in a series of card games, or cluichi, that used human souls as currency.Clive...

read more

Followed

After a dinner with friends, psychologist Phil Stanton and his wife Cathy are followed by a white pickup truck. Phil thinks he loses their pursuer, but when they reach their remote home the pickup truck is right behind them again. Megan, Phil and Cathy's...

read more

Madhouse

Don't talk to strangers...Faced with his parents' divorce, eleven-year-old Lucas runs away from home in the hope that his family will get back together to find him. While walking through the empty streets, he is picked up by a mysterious woman, who offers to take care...

read more

The Greenland Diaries

"It began with a drum. Then the monsters came. I've been hiding ever since."The following collections of journals were recovered from a caravan outside of Duluth, Minnesota. The exact date of recovery is not known nor is the origin of the speaker. The Bureau for the...

read more

Last Wrong Turn

Meet Enda...Lost on a rural English road, Penny and her husband are involved in a sudden, violent car crash. Waking up tied to a metal table in a remote farmhouse, Penny quickly discovers that she's the latest victim of a strange, deadly family. But Penny is different...

read more

Billy

Deep in the swamplands of Louisiana, a monster is born.Hidden away in the cypress swamp of the Atchafalaya Basin, a cabin sits on pilings long driven into the murky water, home to a family of Cajuns known as the St. Pierres. A newborn joins their brood, a badly...

read more

The Owlmen

THE OWLMEN - NEW FROM THE AUTHOR OF BESTSELLING OCCULT HORROR TRILOGY, FATHER OF LIES!IF THEY SEE YOU THEY WILL COME FOR YOU... 'Seriously scary, spooky horror at its best.''Believe me this book is dark - unrelentingly so.''The writing is exquisite, an author on top...

read more

Afraid

WELCOME TO SAFE HAVEN, POPULATION 907...Nestled in the woods of Wisconsin, Safe Haven is miles from everything. With one road in and out, this is a town so peaceful it has never needed a full-time police force. Until now...A helicopter has crashed on the outskirts of...

read more

Pound of Flesh

Terror feeds them. Rage drives them. Only fury lasts forever… A ghost town, isolated from civilization by miles of scorching desert, has become a killing ground. Blood taints the sand and the stench of rot hovers on the humid air. It’s a small patch of hell that...

read more

To Hell in a Handbasket

From the Queen of Scream comes a novel that will raise the hair on the back of your neck.To the neighbors, they're sweet old ladies. To Tim Robertson, they're his worst nightmareNot every grandmotherly type bakes cookies.What's more frightening than finding out that...

read more

The Ghost Files

Cherry blossom lipstick: check Smokey eyes: check Skinny jeans: checkDead kid in the mirror: check For sixteen year old Mattie Hathaway, this is her normal everyday routine. She’s been able to see ghosts since her mother tried to murder her when she was five years...

read more

They Came With the Snow

The snow fell everywhere now. And the crabs kept coming. When a mysterious blast goes off in a small college town, triggering a blizzard, the few survivors must decide whether to stay or leave and face the monsters who came with the snow. The They Came with the Snow...

read more

Planet of the Dead

From the author of FEAST and Reinheit comes a new chapter in horror... PLANET OF THE DEAD News reports speak of mass panic and violence spreading across the globe. Negligent leaders hide behind misinformation. But in an age of paranoia and suspicion, who can say what...

read more

Holiday for the Hostile

Holiday for The Hostile, second book of The Hostile series, is probably even stranger than the first. Serena, plus her unusual friend and partner in crime, Tile X, reluctantly find themselves suffering a family holiday inside her eccentric grandfather’s hovel in...

read more

Razorbacks

A terrible pile-up on a deserted West Texas highway. A massive dust-storm cutting off communications and obscuring visibility. A father, his estranged son, and a small band of survivors marooned, waiting for help, unaware of the things that are out in the dust,...

read more

Generation Z

It’s been twelve years since the undead hordes swept over the earth forcing mankind to the brink of extinction. We now live like rats, scavenging in the ruins of our fallen civilization as the dead hunt us night and day.There is little left to scavenge, however....

read more

Berkley Street

Shane Ryan returns to Nashua and the childhood memories that drove him to join the Marines. After a prolonged legal battle with his aunt and uncle, Shane has possession of the family home where his parents disappeared over 20 years ago. The house, a monstrous castle...

read more

The Candle

The wax is Its prison. The fire is Its savior. And you are Its puppet.Lighting a candle. That's all that Stephen did. Now he is under the spell of a creature he doesn't understand, and nobody else can see. He doesn't always have control of his body. And strange...

read more

Fury

Do you love thriller books? “FURY throws you off the roof . . . literally leaving you screaming all the way down to the street.”** From Author Steve Windsor**Fury has a secret wish. She’s willing to do just about anything to see it come true. That includes risking a...

read more