As jeering pumpkins and fake cobwebs begin to decorate neighbourhood porches, here are five eerie books to keep you company in the dark.
Blurring the line between fact and fiction, John Darnielle’s Devil House combines daring formal experimentation with a spellbinding tale of crime, memory, and artistic obsession. Dipping into the realm of metafiction, this novel explores the complex puzzles of crafting true crime narratives and identity.
The Liquid Land is a dangerous novel; at once glittering nightmare and dark reality, Raphaela Edelbauer weaves the complexity of small-town social structures, while turning towards the abject horror that lies beneath repressed memory.
Opening on a stormy Halloween night, Too Easy reintroduces J.M. Green’s wisecracking social worker Stella Hardy — and this time she’s battling outlaw bikie gangs, corrupt cops, and a powerful hunger for pani puri.
Fielding Bliss has never never forgotten the summer of 1984: the year a heatwave scorched his small town — and the year he became friends with the devil. Devastatingly beautiful, The Summer That Melted Eveything by Tiffany McDaniel is a captivating story about community, redemption, and the dark places where evil really lies.
Lastly, a book to haunt your ‘to be read’ until its publication in February 2023: Bad Cree is Jessica Johns’ gripping debut, following a young Cree woman whose dreams lead her on a perilous journey of self-discovery that forces her to confront the toll of a legacy of violence on her family, her community, and the land they call home.
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