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Horror December 2013
"Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints."
~ Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), English film director and producer
New and Recently Released!
How to Be a Good Wife - by Emma Chapman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/15/2013
Share How to Be a Good Wife ISBN-13: 9781250018199
ISBN-10: 1250018196
Marta Bjornstad is uncomfortable with her newly empty nest and has also begun to doubt her relationship with her much-older husband. She secretly stops taking her medication and soon begins to have disturbing dreams of a thin girl -- or could the dreams actually be memories? In How to be a Good Wife, author Emma Chapman deftly portrays a marriage whose foundation may be based on something much darker than Marta had believed. According to the Library Journal reviewer, Chapman "sharpens the feminine experience to a knife's edge." For another disturbing tale of a woman striving to recover long-hidden memories, read S.J. Watson's Before I Go to Sleep.
Under a Graveyard Sky - by John Ringo
Publisher: Pocket Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/03/2013
Share Under a Graveyard Sky ISBN-13: 9781451639193
ISBN-10: 1451639198
Author John Ringo puts a new twist on surviving the zombie apocalypse in Under a Graveyard Sky. Steve Smith and his family launch an escape vessel into the Atlantic Ocean to avoid infection by an airborne zombie plague. Using their boat as a base, Steve, his wife, and their two daughters begin locating and rescuing stranded survivors, collecting supplies, and organizing a new society. There's plenty of action along with witty banter as the family struggles to stay ahead of the undead hordes. Zombie survival enthusiasts will be thrilled by this thought-provoking yet humorous tale, the 1st in a planned series.
Cold Dread!
Harbor - by John Ajvide Lindqvist; translated by Marlaine Delargy
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/11/2011
Share Harbor ISBN-13: 9780312680275
ISBN-10: 0312680279
Anders and Cecelia love the harbor they can see from their little island house, called The Shack, so as soon as the water firmly freezes over, they go out with their seven-year-old daughter Maja for a picnic at the old lighthouse. Everything is covered in white, and there's no place to hide, but Maja mysteriously disappears -- wearing her red snow suit -- without even a trace of her footprints. Devastated, Anders drowns his sorrow in alcohol and Cecelia leaves him. A few years later, he returns to The Shack hoping to find some trace of Maja. What he finds is subtle, indefinable evil, and deeper terror than just the disappearance of a child.
The Silent Land: A Novel - by Graham Joyce
Publisher: Anchor Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/01/2012
Share The Silent Land%3a A Novel ISBN-13: 9780307739827
ISBN-10: 0307739821
While on a skiing holiday in the Pyrenees, married couple Zoe and Jake are buried by an avalanche. Although they manage to free themselves from the snow, they soon begin to wonder if they're trapped in some other, stranger place. The pair reaches civilization only to discover that they're completely alone, the hotel empty and the town deserted. There's no way to contact the outside world and, what's more, they can't seem to leave without ending up back where they started. What's going on? You'll wonder, too, as you read this suspenseful, haunting tale of a "love that can transcend death" (Publishers Weekly).
Fevre Dream - by George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Bantam Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/24/2012
Share Fevre Dream ISBN-13: 9780553577938
ISBN-10: 055357793X
In 1857, an icy winter falls over the Mississippi River at St. Louis, where steamboat captain Abner Marsh receives an offer he can't refuse: a luxurious river boat, the Fevre Dream, built just for him. Joshua York, a rather pale gentleman, makes one demand: Marsh must ask no questions about the activities of York and his nocturnal friends. Obviously, vampires are involved, though York doesn't let Marsh in on all his secrets right away. Meanwhile, Damon Julian, a rival vampire leader in New Orleans, aims to thwart York's benevolent plans. When the Fevre Dream disappears, Marsh gets his decrepit old steamboat running in a desperate search to find York and head off his nemesis. "Abundantly creepy," says Kirkus Reviews.
The Winter Ghosts - by Kate Mosse
Publisher: Berkley Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/07/2012
Share The Winter Ghosts ISBN-13: 9780425245293
ISBN-10: 0425245292
In The Winter Ghosts, Englishman Freddie Watson struggles to overcome his grief following his brother George's death in World War I. After a nervous breakdown on George's 25th birthday, Freddie goes to Southern France hoping to find relief in the change of scene. He shelters in a village called Nulle when an unexpected snowstorm causes him to wreck his car. In Nulle, a local woman named Fabrissa invites him to share the story of his grief, and in turn recounts her own loss. But the villagers there have never heard of a woman with that name. Obsessed, Freddie begins a quest to solve the mystery of Fabrissa, leading readers on an absorbing -- and chilling -- ghostly odyssey.
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