Can anyone suggest a real spooky ,well written novel?Can anyone suggest a real spooky ,well written novel? Debbie #recommend
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay.
Exorcism… Reality tv… Interesting!!! Makes me think of a Dr Phil episode of a supposed possession of a teenager. Have requested this from my library now. Ugh, so many books to read!!! So little time… And just two eyes, one brain to process it all!!!
I loved We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Heart Shaped Box
@Kristen Salem’s lot is my favorite all time scary book!
@Keegan it is awesome! I read the buckle of it college, during a rain bad thunderstorm at night, which only made it that more creepy for me.
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
The Changeling with George C. Scott
Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill. The Shining and IT by Stephen King.
Just finished ‘A Head Full of Ghosts’. Now on to ‘Heart-Shaped Box’. I’m getting a lot of really great recommendations out of this post! So happy!?
Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
Bran Stoker’s Dracula
A small hand by Susan hill
Bag of Bones, by King.
I just finished and enjoyed Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Dacre Stoker Dracul, and The Un-dead (sequel to Dracula)
@Amber I didn’t know there was a sequel. Dracula had me up a whole rainy night in middle school!
i didnt really enjoy ‘Dracula’ – was quite sad cos i really looked forward to reading it ?
But am making a note of the other books and will check them out!! ??
If you haven’t read Haunting of Hill House give it a try!
Skin by Ted Dekker. The ending is a trip!!!!! Think more like Stephen king in this style of book.
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson ~ Synopsis: 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 they begin to cope with horrifying occurrences beyond their control or understanding, they cannot possibly know what lies ahead. For Hill House is gathering its powers – and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon ~ Synopsis: West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara’s farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea’s diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother’s bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked deeper into the mystery of Sara’s fate, she discovers that she’s not the only person who’s desperately looking for someone that they’ve lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill ~ Synopsis: Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the sole inhabitant of Eel Marsh House. The house stands at the end of a causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but it is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black – and her terrible purpose.?
The night film – marisha pessl
Love this book! One of my favourites. Reads like an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Best to download the companion ‘Night Film’ app to unlock additional content.
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
Mb forde he is a great writer
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The turn of the screw
It’s good to pick up this novella now. Netflix is currently working on ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ to be released in 2020 supposedly. I’ve just recently listened and enjoyed this BBC radio drama version of the ‘Turn of the Screw’.
@Sherryl Thanks for the heads up x
Verity by Colleen Hoover.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Dracula by Bram Stoker
Blood brothers series by Nora Roberts. Not that spooky but was awesome.
@Jad will check this series out. Love Nora Roberts
‘Metro 2033’ by Dmitry Glukhovski
It’s 2033 and the human race has obliterated itself. A few thousand survivors managed to get underground into the Moscow metro to escape the radiation and there is no way
for them to know if anybody else on the planet had survived. Decades later the metro is their entire life – stations are city states where ideologies take hold and cartridges for guns are currency. The surface world is saturated with lethal radiation and mutant creatures. Meanwhile the tunnels, stations, and passages of the Moscow Metro is inhabited by disease, filth and the scum of humanity, which is increasingly threatened by the presence of the Dark Ones.
Read this while viewing these images of the Moscow metro network:
Also, keep a map of the Metro handy to keep track of your location.?
@Sherryl Thanks. It sounds intriguing. I’ll definitely check it out.
Janet Tracy I’m glad this piqued your curiosity! As with most Russian literature, this book is a commentary on the human plight. It has a very philosophical bent but remains very accessible. Mind you it starts as a bit of a slow-burn. It only starts picking up the pace by Chapter 3. But, once it gets going, you’re hooked till the end. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
A head fullof full of ghosts- Paul Tremblay
Listening to an audiobook of ‘A Head Full of Ghosts’ now… good recommendation! It just reels you into their world. ??
Stephen king has some good ones
Psi-Ence Fiction by Chris Boucher has a nice spooky atmosphere. The pay off is a bit disappointing though.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. Stephen King’s older books are really creepy and gave me nightmares—Christine; Carrie; Salem’s Lot; Tommyknockers.