One of the scariest books I’ve ever read was Stephen King’s The Shining. It was not only ghost-and-monster creepy, but the dissolution of a family was really terrifying. In a different way, because it unmoors us from reality one page at a time, Caitlin R. Keirnan’s book The Red Tree has got to be in my top five.
Then there are a couple of classics, courtesy of Shirley Jackson; We Have Always Lived in the Castle, and The Haunting of Hill House, where it’s the human soul and spirit that make things horrifying.
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