Summer Scares

by Kelly

Summer is officially upon us. The nights may be getting shorter, but there is still plenty of darkness to explore, even in broad daylight, when you dive into the pages of a spine-tingling tale found in these newly added horror titles to the library’s adult fiction collection.

Goblin by Josh Malerman. Fans of Malerman’s BirdBox will uncover six times the scares in this collection of interconnected stories set in the town of Goblin, Michigan. Ferndale, Michigan resident and MSU alum Malerman opens the door to this creepy fictional town and the residents who inhabit it, telling six individual tales with a common tie.

The Invited by Jennifer McMahon. This haunted house story set in the woods of Vermont features a married couple set off to build their dream home on what find out is cursed land. Supernatural and strange event unfold as they put their house together and uncover the local legends surrounding those who haunt it.

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones. This disturbing novel of psychological horror unveils revenge and sorrow that haunts the lives of four Blackfeet Indian men, and their families, years after a shared event. Suspenseful, and at times graphic and gory, this novel is hard to forget.

The Ruins by Scott Smith. This survivor horror novel set on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula begs the question for the reader, how would you act and react if faced with a hopeless situation that you were lured into by a bizarre creeping horror. Add this one to your must-read list and then watch the movie.

Near The Bone by Christina Henry. Atop an isolated mountaintop an abused wife faces danger inside and outside her abode. When a group of hunters come looking for a legendary being, they discover more than the one monster they were looking for. Fast-paced, and thrilling, this horror novel serves up a dose of dread.

Get your summer scare started. Each of these titles offer up their own unique take on the horror genre, sure to send a chill down your spine and make you sleep with one eye open. Pick up a copy today or check our eResource apps for digital versions of these and other great horror titles.

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