By Hanna, Coulee City Library & Heather, Oroville Library
Whether you love horror and have read everything by Stephen King, or you just like a good fright at this time of year, check out these recently released horror novels… if you dare!
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw. Print
With a cover alone enough to give many of us the creeps, this gorgeously creepy haunted house tale, steeped in Japanese folklore and full of twists, is a sharp and devastating exploration of grief, the parasitic nature of relationships, and the consequences of our actions.
Seamlessly blending classic horror and a dramatic narrative with sharp social commentary, The Only Good Indians follows four American Indian men after a disturbing event from their youth puts them in a desperate struggle for their lives.
My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephan Graham Jones. Print
Protected by horror movies, especially the ones where the masked killer seeks revenge on a world that wronged them, Jade Daniels, an angry, half-Indian outcast, pulls us into her dark mind when blood actually starts to spill into the waters of Indian Lake.
Revelator by Daryl Gregory. Print
Returning to the backwoods of Tennessee for her grandmother’s funeral, and to check on Sunny, a mysterious 10-year-old girl her grandmother adopted, professional bootlegger Stella soon discovers that Sunny is a direct link to her buried past and her family’s destructive faith.
A classic tale of good versus evil set in a small town with a young man who disappears for six days then returns, only to receive orders from a voice only he can hear to build a treehouse by Christmas or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again.