Spine Tingling Horror

Want some spooky stories in the run up to Halloween? Take a look through these eerie and terrorizing titles. 

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Clown in a cornfield

Clown in a cornfield

Cesare, Adam.
2020

Quinn Maybrook and her father have moved to tiny, boring Kettle Springs, to find a fresh start. But what they don't know is that ever since the Baypen Corn Syrup Factory shut down, Kettle Springs has cracked in half. On one side are the adults, who are desperate to make Kettle Springs great again, and on the other are the kids, who want to have fun, make prank videos, and get out of Kettle Springs as quick as they can. Kettle Springs is caught in a battle between old and new, tradition and progress. It's a fight that looks like it will destroy the town. Until Frendo, the Baypen mascot, a creepy clown in a pork-pie hat, goes homicidal and decides that the only way for Kettle Springs to grow back is to cull the rotten crop of kids who live there now.

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Harrow the ninth

Harrow the ninth

Muir, Tamsyn, author
2020

Harrowhark Nonagesimus, last necromancer of the Ninth House, has been drafted by her Emperor to fight an unwinnable war. Sealed in the gothic gloom of the Emperor's Mithraeum with three unfriendly teachers, hunted by the mad ghost of a murdered planet, Harrow must confront two unwelcome questions: is somebody trying to kill her? And if they succeeded, would the universe be better off?

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Home before dark

Home before dark

Sager, Riley, author
2020

Twenty-five years ago, Maggie Holt’s father, Ewan, wrote a book called “House of Horrors” about the ghostly happenings and encounters with malevolent spirits in Baneberry Hall, a rambling Victorian estate. Today, Maggie inherits Baneberry Hall after her father’s death. As she returns to renovate the place to prepare it for sale, Maggie experiences strange occurrences straight out of her father’s book. Alternating between Maggie’s uneasy homecoming and chapters from her father’s book, this is the story of a house with long-buried secrets and a woman’s quest to uncover them.

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The shadows

The shadows

North, Alex, 1976- author
2020

In the past, two schoolboys committed a gruesome murder, motivated - they said - by a ghostly figure who haunted them in the woods and in their nightmares. Paul Adams has spent every day since running from what happened all those years ago. In nearby Featherbank, two teenagers obsessed with the old case commit a copycat murder. As Detective Amanda Beck pieces together their motivation and begins to unravel the crime of the past, she discovers that there is more to this old story than anyone could have imagined.

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The terror : a novel

The terror : a novel

Simmons, Dan, 1948-
2007


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