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Beat the heat with some chilling reads

Posted about 3 years ago by Natalie Draper

OK, it’s raining and a little cooler outside but we will soon find ourselves back in the sweltering swamp of August so we have a few chilling thrills to keep in mind for your summer reading adventures.

We love Paul Tremblay, and we think you will too. A Head Full of Ghosts surprised and terrified us, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock kept us on the edge of our seats and now as NPR Books advises, “Read ‘The Cabin At The End Of The World‘ And You Won’t Sleep For A Week” and we wholeheartedly agree. Coming soon to a library near you. Put this on your TBR for your next getaway.

The Outsider by Stephen King is super fresh, and in true King fashion, finds new ways to get under your skin.

Some Dan Simmons-style historical horror for you fans of The Terror: try The Hunger by Alma Katsu, the Donner party’s grisly fate re-imagined with a supernatural twist.

And for you horror western fans (it’s a thing!) Check out Unbury Carol by acclaimed Birdbox author Josh Malerman.

For fans of vintage horror, The Rim of Morning: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror by William Sloane (forward by our pal Stephen King) will keep you turning pages all night.

And finally, fans of You by Caroline Kepnes will be excited to check out her new book, Providence, a supernatural romantic thriller. Because, why can’t we have our cake and eat it too?

Natalie Draper

Natalie is the Main Library manager, blog editor, and a compulsive reader of all genres, except romance. She has a particular fondness for the strange and unusual, and for small indie presses, so look to her reviews if you're in the mood for something a little different. Bookologist

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