During the winter months, there is always so tempting just creeping back into the bed and read all day. And to get us through the long nights that are already scary, let’s look at some books that can help us be freaked out in the dark.
By Jonathan Sims
Publication date 24 Nov 2020
You’re cordially invited to dinner. Penthouse access is available via the broken freight elevator. Black tie optional.
A dinner party is held in the penthouse of a multimillion-pound development. All the guests are strangers – even to their host, the billionaire owner of the building
None of them know why they were selected to receive his invitation. Whether privileged or deprived, besides a postcode, they share only one thing in common – they’ve all experienced a shocking disturbance within the building’s walls.
By the end of the night, their host is dead, and none of the guests ever said what happened.
His death remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries – until now.
But are you ready for their stories?
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By Josh Malerman
Publication date January 19, 2021
The author from the wildly popular Bird Box, Malermann is back with a brand new book. And the plot of this book, if I may, sounds way more intriguing than Bird Box ever did.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box comes a haunting tale of mystery and love, as a boy and a girl on their first date discover a strange house at the bottom of a lake–and a secret that will change their lives forever. So many love stories begin like this: It is summer. It is a beautiful night at a lake in the woods. They are seventeen. And it is their first date. But no other love story ends like this. For Jim and Amelia find something even stranger and more magical than first love: Under the water and in the darkness, there is a house at the bottom of the lake. They can’t resist exploring it. What they find seems to be an ordinary house like any other on any street in their little town . . . except that it is underwater. But there is something inside it. Something that calls to them. Something that is telling them to come home . . .
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The Age of Witches
By Louisa Morgan
Publication date Feb 2021
If you liked the new rise of campy academical witch novels, this is probably for you. If you loved a Discovery of Witches, this looks like it will sort of be in the same type of universe.
In Gilded Age New York, a centuries-long clash between two magical families ignites when a young witch must choose between love and loyalty, power and ambition, in this magical novel by Louisa Morgan.
In 1692, Bridget Bishop was hanged as a witch. Two hundred years later, her legacy lives on in the scions of two very different lines: one dedicated to using their powers to heal and help women in need; the other, determined to grasp power for themselves by whatever means necessary.
This clash will play out in the fate of Annis, a young woman in Gilded Age New York who finds herself a pawn in the family struggle for supremacy. She’ll need to claim her own power to save herself-and resist succumbing to the darkness that threatens to overcome them all.apart, she clings to one purpose: to protect her children at any cost–even from themselves.
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