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Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner Read the opening extract of the brand new Susie Steiner book before its publication on 05/04/2018

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Classic ghost stories or chilling modern takes on ancient monsters, the end of the world or the shadow at the end of the bed few of us can resist the delicious fears that horror fiction sets free.

This Month's Featured Books

Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
Frankenstein in Baghdad
Ahmed Saadawi
A prize-winning horror novel from war-torn Iraq. An extraordinary achievement, Frankenstein in Baghdad captures with white-knuckle horror and black humour the surreal reality of a city at war.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

Last Month's Featured Books

A Game of Ghosts A Charlie Parker Thriller: 15. From the No. 1 Bestselling Author of A Time of Torment by John Connolly

A Game of Ghosts A Charlie Parker Thriller: 15. From the No. 1 Bestselling Author of A Time of Torment
John Connolly
The Number One bestseller. Fifteenth in the 'series of superb novels built around the haunted private detective Charlie Parker' (Daily Mail)

The Month Before's Featured Books

Broken River by J. Robert Lennon

Reader Reviewed Broken River
J. Robert Lennon
January 2018 Book of the Month A masterclass in suspense awaits the reader in this almost understated, yet powerfully intense and dark novel. A family needing a fresh start move...

By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz

By the Light of the Moon
Dean Koontz
A powerful action thriller that deftly combines drama, humour and spellbinding characters in a furiously paced plot that will leave you wanting more.

The Doll Funeral by Kate Hamer

The Doll Funeral
Kate Hamer
They're not my real parents, but they tell me what to do, and what to say. But there are things I won't say. I won't tell them I'm going to...

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Simon Spanton, formerly Associate Publisher of Gollancz, the oldest specialist SF & Fantasy publisher in the UK, joined the editorial team of Lovereading in 2016 with a brief to select and review the very best titles in the fields of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror including those he believes may become the stars of tomorrow. Simon is on Twitter.


Established names like Stephen King and new stars like Lauren Beukes alike have taken horror into the mainstream. And it’s no surprise why – we can’t help ourselves we love a good scare from the safety of our armchairs. But there are any number of authors out there ready and willing to confront you with your darkest fears and, if you’re lucky, take you through them and out into the light again.

There’s always a fresh take on whatever has scared us down through the years. Whether the dark thrills of the demons that haunt the paranormal romances of Cassandra Clare or the hunger of the vengeful ghosts and vampires of Joe Hill. Or the high concept terrors of Sarah Lotz’s work, the insidious chills of Adam Nevill’s urban horrors. Horror can be stealthy like the classic chills of Susan Hills’ ghost stories or screaming in your face like Max Brooks’ terrifying zombies. So step this way and let us put the frighteners on you; scares that are subtle and literary or full-on ‘slap the book shut and turn on all the lights’. Or scares of the best sort – where you don’t know WHAT to expect.



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A selection of authors who will feature in this Lovereading category include:

Stephen King
Lauren Beukes
Cassandra Clare
Sarah Lotz
Adam Nevill
Susan Hill
Max Brooks