The Last to See Me by M DresslerThe Last to See Me portrays a parallel universe where ghosts are recognized as real, but the living do everything they can to eradicate them. Having dwelt for a century as a ghost in a grand California mansion called Lambry House, Emma Rose Finnis finally must come to terms with a ghost hunter. Set on a dramatic, foggy, wave-battered coastline, Emma's residence offers a perfect atmosphere for a spooky story, while her timelines in life and death alternate compellingly in this gripping tale of star-crossed lovers.
The Grip of It by Jac JemcAfter their previously ideal relationship falters, Julie and James decide they need to start anew in a different dwelling. They purchase a run-down Victorian house in a quiet area, ignoring the odd noises they hear when they view it -- but there's more to the house than meets the eye. Nor is the couple's relationship all sweetness and light. This classically Gothic-style tale twists and turns as it recalls the literary mastery of Henry James.
The New Annotated Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft ShelleyOn January 1, 1818, a new novel by an anonymous author appeared in print: Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus. Just in time for its bicentenary, this annotated edition of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's novel arrives, complete with an introduction, afterword, notes, and illustrations. Modern fans of Frankenstein's monster will find this volume compelling and satisfying, while those new to the story can read the original and learn about its history.
What the Hell Did I Just Read: A Novel of Cosmic Horror by David WongHang on to your reading glasses! Author David Wong returns in this complicated tale, vividly populated with supernatural creatures and the three main characters from Wong's previous novels (John Dies at the End and This Book Is Full of Spiders). You don't need to have read the first two books to enjoy this one, but get ready for abundant expletives, rivers of gore, and creepy absurdity. Oh -- and perceptive commentary on contemporary life.
Cursed, Haunted, Possessed!
Horrorstör by Grady HendrixOrsk, the "all-American furniture superstore in Scandinavian drag," serves its customers' needs from cradle to grave. At Orsk Location #00108 in Cleveland, Ohio, two employees "volunteer" to stay overnight to investigate strange events inside the store. After they meet another pair of employees, who hope to document the presence of ghosts, the quartet navigate the increasingly creepy showroom floor, explore the hidden dangers of the self-service warehouse, and attempt to survive until morning.
No One Gets Out Alive by Adam NevillHaving run away from home at age 19, Stephanie Booth finds a cheap room to rent in Birmingham, England...and soon realizes that the house is haunted. Not only that, but the live humans who run the place are dangerous sadists. Who is more threatening: the ghosts, or the landlord and his cousin? Author Adam Nevill skillfully cranks up the fear and the tension, adding twists and switchbacks that will keep you turning the pages.
Touch by Claire NorthIn Touch, author Claire North depicts possession with an unusual quirk: the soul or spirit of a murder victim can inhabit the body of a living human and easily move into yet another person at a mere touch. Meanwhile, a society dedicated to eliminating these ghosts tries to kill the people whose bodies they're inhabiting. The narrator, an entity called Kepler, seeks revenge against the ghost-killers in this fast-paced, thought-provoking consideration of the meaning of human existence.
Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul TremblayWhat really happened the night 13-year-old Tommy disappeared from a site called Devil's Rock in a local park? Baffled by the failure of the state police to turn up leads, his mother and younger sister become even more frightened when strange shadows that resemble Tommy appear, and pages of his journal mention a mysterious past event. Did Tommy die, and is his ghost trying to communicate with his mother? Award-winning author Paul Tremblay infuses normal small-town life with paranormal manifestations in this dread-inducing narrative.
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