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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, by VE Schwab

Three hundred years ago, Addie made a deal with a devil: her freedom to live life as she chooses in exchange for her soul when she’s ready to die. She didn’t realize the catch – loosening her ties for total … Continue reading

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Voices in the Snow, by Darcy Coates

Clare is in an accident during a major snowstorm, and wakes up in a stranger’s house in the middle of the woods. Dorran seems kind, but something about the house is forbidding, and something lurks out in the unnatural weather … Continue reading

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The Haunting of Ashburn House, by Darcy Coates

When Adrienne inherits Ashburn house, it feels like a godsend. She’s homeless, with almost no income, and without any family to turn to. The dilapidated condition of the house gives her pause, but at least it’s a roof, right? Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Mexican Gothic, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexico, 1950s. Noemí travels out to check up on her newly-married cousin after some strange letters arrived from her at home. She’s “welcomed” into a decrepit old house by a family who believes they are superior to the “local” population … Continue reading

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The Shadows, by Alex North

Paul hasn’t been back to his hometown since he left for college 25 years ago. It was too difficult after the murder – a murder he was initially accused of committing – and the disappearance of another boy, Charlie. Charlie … Continue reading

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Home Before Dark, by Riley Sager

Maggie has grown up in the shadow of her father’s book, the one that claims that – true story! – their family lived in a haunted house for three weeks when she was five. The book is utter nonsense, she … Continue reading

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Tunnel of Bones, by Victoria Schwab

Cass’ family is next set to travel to Paris, where folks seem to be far more skeptical about the supernatural than they were in Edinburgh. If she thinks this means Paris is freer of ghosts, she learns otherwise in the … Continue reading

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City of Ghosts, by Victoria Schwab

Ever since her near-drowning, Cass can see ghosts. In fact, her best friend Jacob is a ghost. She doesn’t know why she seems to have one foot on each side of the veil, but it doesn’t trouble her too much … Continue reading

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In a Dark, Dark Wood, by Ruth Ware (audio)

Nora hasn’t seen Clare since high school, but ten years on, she’s invited to her bachelorette party. Reluctant, Nora attends – but things are not as they seem, and as the creep factor ramps up, someone may die… This was … Continue reading

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The Stranger Diaries, by Elly Griffiths

Clare is an English teacher who adores classic horror – at least until one of her colleagues is murdered  in a fashion too similar to Clare’s favorite horror short story, and a stranger’s words suddenly appear in her diary… I’ve … Continue reading

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