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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.

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The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell
The Silent Companions
Laura Purcell
Set in three time scales this is truly terrific stuff, a lovely, chilling, Gothic tale. In 1635 the “Silent Companions” are purchased. In 1865 they, and a journal, are discovered in a locked room. Some years later a damaged mute...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Other Featured Books this Month

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King, Owen King
Sleeping Beauties
Stephen King, Owen King
A spectacular father/son collaboration like no other, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men? All around the world, something is happening to women when...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

The Fireman by Joe Hill

Reader Reviewed The Fireman
Joe Hill
Tales of overwhelming pandemics striking our world are like buses: you wait for ages and all of a sudden, like a plague, they all emerge at the same time. Recent...

The Nightmare Stacks A Laundry Files Novel by Charles Stross

The Nightmare Stacks A Laundry Files Novel
Charles Stross
James Bond meets H. P. Lovecraft in the latest occult thriller from Hugo Award winner Charles Stross, in a series where British spies take on the supernatural.

The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin

The City of Mirrors
Justin Cronin
The epic doomsday scenario trilogy comes to a triumphant conclusion after ten years or so with this final and much-expected volume, following the visceral impact of The Passage and...

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Passenger by F. R. Tallis

The Passenger
F. R. Tallis
Award-winning thriller and historical crime writer F.R. Tallis heads into supernatural waters with his new novel. The Passenger is an atmospheric and highly worrying tale set in and around a...

The White Road by Sarah Lotz

The White Road
Sarah Lotz
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. South Africa author Lotz has a devious talent for claustrophobic tales that balance precariously between thriller and sheer horror and her...

The Burning World by Isaac Marion

The Burning World
Isaac Marion
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The much-anticipated sequel to young adult zombie love story Warm Bodies (which was the object of a fairly decent adaptation...

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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.

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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
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Sarah Lotz
Adam Nevill
Susan Hill
Max Brooks

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