I’m not a huge scary/horror book reader, but there are a few books that have given me pause and nightmares in my sleep. From actual horror to real life horror, here are just a few that came to mind for this Halloween week.
One of the few actual horror books that I’ve read, We Sold Our Souls was both scary and a quick read. Not my favorite, but definitely filled it’s roll as scary!
I have never been so terrified by a book as I was when reading The Vorrh. I call it a dark and twisty Heart of Darkness. I’ve found it’s a book a person either loves or hates and there’s not really an in between.
The fact that the forest is a whole other character in this book scarred me senseless because I definitely wasn’t expecting it. In addition, when one of the characters transforms into something clearly not human, I had nightmares for days.
The real life experiences of Wendy terrified me. I’ve never wanted to go to North Korea, and well, now I really don’t want to go to North Korea.
Anthony Horowitz is one of my favorite mystery writers and while I’ve only read one book by him, I’ve only read about 5 mysteries and the rest are by Agatha Christie. So while it doesn’t say much, he really does write a great mystery full of suspense that is, most definitely, scary.