The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

A broken marriage, recovering health, and writer’s block. Emily has known better days. When her best friend of decades, Chess, coaxes her to take a vacation to Italy with her, Emily gives in. Villa Aestas has a dark history and is also the inspiration for one of the best horror novels written. As Emily’s interestContinue reading “The Villa by Rachel Hawkins”

The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher

Freelance editor, Mouse agrees to clean out her grandmother’s house at her father’s request. Located in an isolated town in North Carolina, the house is a hoarder’s heaven full of boxes of trinkets, shelves of creepy dolls, and old newspapers. When Mouse finds her stepgrandfather’s journal entries hinting at strange beings holed up in theContinue reading “The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher”

The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda

In the past 2 decades, 7 people have gone missing from Cutter’s Pass. So, when the brother of the journalist, who recently disappeared, arrives at The Passage Inn, Abby Lovett, the manager, finds herself having to tread carefully. The townsfolk do not want another disappearance on their conscience, nor do they welcome strangers digging intoContinue reading “The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda”

Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins

When Lux’s boyfriend, Nico gets hired to lead a voyage to the abandoned Meroe island, he convinces her to go along – it’s good money, they get some time away together, what’s not to like? Except, in the days that pass, Lux finds herself questioning the decision to come, wondering if anything she has knownContinue reading “Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins”

A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham

Twenty years ago, Chloe’s father was imprisoned for killing six teenage girls in their town. Now, as a psychologist, she has only begun to gain a semblance of control over her life. But the horrors of the past are far from over. When two girls go missing in the span of days, each with anContinue reading “A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham”