Tag Archives: atmospheric

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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The Retreat, by Mark Edwards

Lucas is off to a writers’ retreat in Wales, very near where he spent the first few years of his life. He’s a horror writer hoping for inspiration, but doesn’t expect the house of his retreat to be embroiled in … Continue reading

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Protected: Someone Like Me, by MR Carey

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Muse of Nightmares, by Laini Taylor (audio)

Warning: Mild spoilers for Strange the Dreamer, but none for this book. Now that Lazlo has awoken his abilities and Sarai is “differently alive,” everything has changed. Lazlo faces a choice: betray the person he loves, or betray the entire … Continue reading

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The Death of Mrs. Westaway, by Ruth Ware

Hal is struggling to get by in the years after her mother’s death, reading tarot cards for tourists and dodging loan sharks who want their money repaid. When the notice of her supposed grandmother’s death arrives, with promises of potential … Continue reading

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Dreadful Company, by Vivian Shaw (audio)

This second Greta Helsing novel, as I predicted, is an entirely separate plot from Strange Practice. The characters are (mostly) the same, with a few new people introduced. In this volume, Greta is in France at a conference when a … Continue reading

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