October 30, 2019

Chilling Halloween Reads

Great and ghoulish books you should be reading this Halloween.

The nights are getting darker, pumpkins are popping up all over the place and temperatures are dropping…it’s the perfect time to curl up on the sofa and settle down with a spooky story.

Kate Goldsmith from Epsom’s Waterstones has curated her top reads to add some fright into your night…

Fiction Pick

Full Throttle, Joe Hill

A short story collection packed with terrifying, thrilling and spine-tingling stories, including “In the Tall Grass” – written with Joe Hill’s father, the one and only Stephen King. An undead circus, a twisted carousel whose animals come to life and a big game hunt in a Narnia-like setting, this collection is full of highly imaginative and fantastically creepy tales.

Thriller Pick

My Lovely Wife, Samantha Downing

How do you keep a marriage strong? Engage in new activities together? Share your deepest secrets and darkest desires? The couple in this book do both with murderous results in a story that’s gleefully dark and twisted. Be careful not to upset your neighbours, you never know what they might do behind closed doors!

Non-Fiction Pick

The Killer Across the Table, John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Get inside the mind of the most notorious and predatory killers with this new book from John E. Douglas, the FBI’s pioneer of criminal profiling. Focusing on four of the most diabolical cases he’s encountered, he delves into the factors that led the perpetrators to murder and how we interrogated them to expose their crimes. Absolutely fascinating and bone-chilling stuff.

Kids Pick

The Ghouls of Howlfair, Nick Tomlinson

In a town notorious for its legends of ghosts and monsters that has a thriving tourist trade based on its creepy and thrilling tours and activities, young Molly Thompson suspects there’s some menacing truth behind the stories. Her investigation starts a spooky, exciting adventure with high stakes. A perfect Halloween treat!

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