Literature | What I Read in Febuary

Come With Me

Synopsis – Aaron Decker’s life changes one December morning when his wife Allison is killed. Haunted by her absence–and her ghost-Aaron goes through her belongings, where he finds a receipt for a motel room in another part of the country. Piloted by grief and an increasing sense of curiosity, Aaron embarks on a journey to discover what Allison had been doing in the weeks prior to her death.

Yet Aaron is unprepared to discover the dark secrets Allison kept, the death and horror that make up the tapestry of her hidden life. And with each dark secret revealed, Aaron becomes more and more consumed by his obsession to learn the terrifying truth about the woman who had been his wife, even if it puts his own life at risk.

Published – 2011

Links – Waterstones | Goodreads

Author – Ronald Malfi

Genre – Mystery | Thriller | Horror

Come With Me – Ronald Malfi

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The House of a Hundred Whispers

Author – Graham Masterton

Genre – Horror | Mystery | Gothic

The House of a Hundred Whispers

Synopsis – All Hallows Hall is a rambling Tudor mansion on the edge of the bleak and misty Dartmoor. It is not a place many would choose to live. Yet the former Governer of Dartmoor Prison did just that. Now he’s dead, and his children – long-estranged – are set to inherit his estate.

But when the dead man’s family come to stay, the atmosphere of the moors seems to drift into every room. Floorboards creak, secret passageways echo, and wind whistles in the house’s famous priest hole. And then, on the same morning, the family decide to leave All Hallows Hall and never come back, their young son Timmy disappears – from inside the house.

Published – 2021

Links – Waterstones | Goodreads

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Apparition Phase

Synopsis – Tim and Abi have always been different from their peers. Precociously bright, they spend their evenings in their parents’ attic discussing the macabre and unexplained, zealously rereading books on folklore, hauntings and the supernatural. In particular, they are obsessed with photographs of ghostly apparitions and the mix of terror and delight they provoke in their otherwise boring and safe childhoods.

But when Tim and Abi decide to fake a photo of a ghost to frighten an unpopular school friend, they set in motion a deadly and terrifying chain of events that neither of them could have predicted, and are forced to confront the possibility that what began as a callous prank might well have taken on a malevolent life of its own.

Published – 2021

Links – Goodreads | Waterstones

Author – Will Maclean

Genre – Supernatural | Horror | Historical

The Apparition Phase

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Dark Matter

Author – Michelle Paver

Genre – Horror | Adventure | LGBT

Dark Matter

Synopsis – January 1937. Clouds of war are gathering over a fogbound London. Twenty-eight-year-old Jack is poor, lonely and desperate to change his life. So when he’s offered the chance to join an Arctic expedition, he jumps at it. Spirits are high as the ship leaves Norway: five men and eight huskies, crossing the Barents Sea by the light of the midnight sun. At last, they reach the remote, uninhabited bay where they will camp for the next year. Gruhuken.

But the Arctic summer is brief. As night returns to claim the land, Jack feels a creeping unease. One by one, his companions are forced to leave. He faces a stark choice. Stay or go. Soon he will see the last of the sun, as the polar night engulfs the camp in months of darkness. Soon he will reach the point of no return – when the sea will freeze, making escape impossible. And Gruhuken is not uninhabited. Jack is not alone. Something walks there in the dark.

Published – 2011

Links –Goodreads | Waterstones

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Sleep Tight

Synopsis – When DC Rose Gifford is called to investigate the death of a young woman suffocated in her bed, she can’t shake the feeling that there’s more to the crime than meets the eye.

It looks like a straightforward crime scene – but the police can’t find the killer. Enter DS Moony – an eccentric older detective who runs UCIT, a secret department of the Met set up to solve supernatural crimes. Moony wants Rose to help her out – but Rose doesn’t believe in any of that. Does she? As the killer prepares to strike again, Rose must pick a side – before a second woman dies.

Published – 2021

Links – Goodreads | Waterstones

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Author- C.S. Green

Genre – Crime | Thriller | Paranormal

Sleep Tight

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