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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

A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly
A Game of Ghosts
John Connolly
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. How time flies: already the fifteenth Charlie Parker novel from Irish author John Connolly! And they keep on getting better and better as he insidiously keeps on reducing the mystery element...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2017
The White Road by Sarah Lotz
The White Road
Sarah Lotz
Death waits at the top of the world in this adrenaline-laced thriller from Sarah Lotz, perfect for anyone who loves the film The Descent or John Krakauer's book Into Thin Air.
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017
The Fireman by Joe Hill
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 months have witnessed, among others, the Cronin trilogy reach its...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
End of Watch by Stephen King
End of Watch
Stephen King
A wonderfully sinister and mind-bending end to the ‘Hodges trilogy’. Yes, ‘End of Watch’ can easily be read as a standalone novel, however I really do recommend starting with ‘Mr Mercedes’, followed by ‘Finders Keepers’. Although each book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
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 German U-Boat in 1941. Despite Lothar-Gunther Bucheim’s acclaimed novel
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
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.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/05/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

The Funhouse by Dean Koontz

The Funhouse
Dean Koontz
The carnival is a world apart, endlessly travelling from town to town, providing thrills and magic for new kids every week. And the biggest, most popular attraction is the Funhouse...

Eagle Rising by David Devereux

Eagle Rising
David Devereux
Jack's back! And this time he must face a terrifying supernatural threat from Europe's recent past. Someone has been mad enough to revive the most terrifying evil of the last...

Hunter's Moon by David Devereux

Hunter's Moon
David Devereux
David Devereux has combined the action writing of McNab and Ryan with dark supernatural thrills and produced a blistering new breed of supernatural thriller. This is Dennis Wheatley for the...

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Veil (Testaments I and II) by Joseph D'Lacey

The Veil (Testaments I and II)
Joseph D'Lacey
A provocative, gut-wrenching and oh so readable pair of tales. Two novellas, testaments I and II, are included in this book of ‘The Veil’, both very different stories, yet linked...

Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel by Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor

Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel
Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
This is a novel that grew from a cult Podcast; Welcome to Night Vale. You don’t need to know the Podcast (I didn’t) to enjoy the book (I did, very...

Complete Ghost Stories by M. R. James

Complete Ghost Stories
M. R. James
What is there to say about M.R. James, the effective father of the modern ghost story , that hasn’t been said already? What might entice the curious? Well, first it...

The Last of Us by Rob Ewing

Reader Reviewed The Last of Us
Rob Ewing
A remote Scottish island has been devastated by a plague-like virus which has killed everyone except for a group of children. We know not why. It seems the children have...

The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone

The Hatching
Ezekiel Boone
An old-fashioned and high concept novel, the first in a new series, this is destined for the bestseller lists and the screen in sheer overdrive. Like a throwback to 1950s...

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

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