Joanne is one lucky woman with a loving husband, Richard and their sweet baby girl, Evie. Their life could not get any more perfect until Richard’s estranged 20-year-old daughter, Chloe, turns up and wants to make peace with her dad after two years of not speaking. Joanna begins experiencing strange events that make her feel like she is losing her mind. Is Chloe really there to help and mend relationships? Or is something more sinister taking place? Read to find out!
When Chloe was 12 years old, six girls in her small town in Louisiana went missing. By the end of the summer, her father confessed to the crimes, locking him away for life and leaving Chloe and her family to deal with the aftermath. 20 years later, Chloe is a psychologist in Baton Rouge and soon to be married. However, when a teenage girl goes missing that summer and then another, she discovers terrifying parallels to when she was 12 and fears that she may be unmasking a killer.
After discovering her parents have died, Louise is apprehensive about flying out to Charleston, where they lived and leaving her daughter with her ex. She, in short, has no desire to package up and deal with the remnants of what her parents left behind, including all her loving childhood memories. Louise also has no desire to deal with her brother Mark, who has never left their hometown but needs to enlist his help to sell their parents’ home. But what happens when they discover that the house doesn’t want to be sold and has other plans for them instead?
4. “The Final Girl Support Group” by Grady Hendrix
Lynette Tarkington is a real-life survivor of a massacre from 20 years ago. Though she is not alone, she’s been meeting with five other girls who went through a similar experience and a therapist for the past decade to piece back together their lives. However, when one of the women in the support group does not attend a meeting, Lynette fears the worst, that someone is back to tear their lives apart...
5. “Don’t Fear the Reaper” by Stephen Graham Jones
This book is a sequel to “My Heart is a Chainsaw,” so if you need context, read that one first. In this sequel, Jade returns to rural lake town Proofrock on the day the convicted Indigenous serial killer, Dark Mill South, escapes to complete his revenge killings. Intent on avenging the 38 Dakota men hanged in 1862, Dark Mill South’s reunion tour will begin on Thursday, December 12, and end 20 bodies later on Friday, December 13.
Noemi Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside, upon receiving a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin, pleading to help save her from some mysterious doom. Although she knows nothing about the enigmatic Englishman her cousin married or the countryside, and despite being an unlikely rescuer, Noemi decides to come to her cousin’s assistance. While there, her cousin’s husband’s family and the house itself impose a strange effect on Noemi, though she finds herself unable to leave the enticing yet terrifying residence of High Place.
This is a dark and seductive novel about Dracula’s first wife, Constana. Discovering the horrors of what her husband is capable of, she finds comfort in the arms of her rival consorts. Constanta begins to unravel the dark secrets her husband keeps, but with everyone’s life on the line, including hers, she must decide between her freedom and her love for her husband.
Hogarth Street, a pretty, tree-lined avenue with white houses, is the envy of everyone and where everyone wants to live. The West family, including Katherine and Josh with their gorgeous five-year-old twins, appear to be the perfect family from the outside. But other neighbors start to notice as they turn down offers for babysitting or invites to barbecues. Every family has their secrets, but the West family seems to be extra sinister as tragedy unfolds behind closed doors.
Cooper and his young daughter Finch have lived in the North Appalachian woods without electricity, family or connection to the outside world for eight years. Finch begins to push back more against the sheltered life Cooper has created for her while he remains haunted by what drove them to it in the first place. The only two people they know are a local hermit, Scott and Cooper’s friend Jake, who brings them food and supplies every winter, but when he doesn’t show up this year, a chain reaction of events occurs. After a stranger wanders into their woods, the boundaries of their safe haven become blurred. Cooper must decide whether to continue hiding or face the sins of his past.
Beth and Fran spend their days in an apocalypse wreaking havoc on the New England coast by hunting feral men and harvesting their organs to avoid facing the same fate. Robbie is a man who lives by his gun and the motto that “other people aren’t safe.” After an incident entwines the three of them, they must go head-on with murderous TERFS, a sociopathic billionaire bunker brat and some interesting relationship dynamics as they outrun their demons and other feral men.