The Visitors: A Dark and Chilling Suspense

Author: Catherine Burns

Publisher: Legend Press Ltd

ISBN: 1785079166

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Grey Gardens meets Room in The Visitors, as a spinster must confront the horror that her brother has kept under lock and key in the basement of their crumbling mansion.

White Bodies

Thriller

Author: Jane Robins

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841216420

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Auf den ersten Blick sind Felix und Tilda das perfekte Paar: jung, verliebt und vermögend. Er ist Banker und sie Schauspielerin. Doch hinter der Fassade scheint einiges nicht zu stimmen. Callie, ihre Zwillingsschwester, beobachtet, wie sich Tilda immer stärker verändert: Sie isst kaum noch, lehnt Aufträge ab und verkriecht sich in ihrer Wohnung. Spritzen liegen in ihrem Bad. Besorgt wendet sich Callie an eine Gruppe im Internet, in der sich Opfer von Missbrauch treffen. Dann beginnen die Dinge aus dem Ruder zu laufen: Eine Frau aus der Gruppe wird ermordet. Und Felix stirbt auch – oder wurde er gleichfalls getötet? Ein packender Thriller über zwei sehr unterschiedliche Schwestern.

The Bad Place

A gripping novel of spine-chilling suspense

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472202686

Category: Fiction

Page: 401

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He has blood on his hands... Dean Koontz's The Bad Place is a terrifying novel that will chill the blood even as it rends the heart. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Harlan Coben. 'This is white-knuckle, hair-curling-on-the-back-of-the-neck reading - as close to actual physical terror as the printed word can deliver' - Los Angeles Times Frank Pollard awakens in an alley, knowing nothing but his name and that he is in danger. Over the next few days he develops a fear of sleep because when he wakes he finds blood on his hands, and bizarre and terrifying objects in his pockets. Distraught and desperate, Frank begs husband-and-wife detective team Bobby and Julie Dakota to get to the bottom of his mysterious, amnesiac fugues. It seems a simple job, but they are drawn into ever-darkening realms where they encounter the nightmarish, hate-filled figure stalking Frank. And their lives are threatened, as is that of Julie's gentle, Down's-syndrome brother, Thomas. To Thomas, death is the 'bad place' from which there is no return. But as each of them ultimately learns, there are equally bad places in the world of the living, places so steeped in evil that, in contrast, death seems almost to be a relief... What readers are saying about The Bad Place: 'This is truly a horror novel worthy of the name... shocking, distressing, gloriously well-plotted' 'If you want something truly original, yet gripping and fast-paced, DK is your man' 'One of the best books I have ever read!'

The Know

A dark suspense thriller of violence and vengeance

Author: Martina Cole

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755350782

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Her child is missing but someone out there knows the truth... THE KNOW, by the 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian) and Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Martina Cole features the fearless Joanie Brewer who knows exactly what she wants. But her need for revenge threatens to destroy even the ones she loves... Joanie Brewer's children meant the world to her. She'd do anything to protect them, even resorting to prostitution and petty crime in order to feed and clothe them. So when her beautiful teenage daughter is raped and murdered, only one thing will stop Joanie's pain - seeing her daughter's killer brought to justice. Joanie knows who he is and she'll do whatever it takes to nail him . . . If you love powerful female characters, be sure to also read Martina Cole's GOODNIGHT LADY, CLOSE and GET EVEN. These ladies are strong, resilient and vengeful...

The Visitor

A psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist

Author: K.L. Slater

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813742

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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THE WYVERN MYSTERY (Complete Edition: All 3 Volumes)

Spine-Chilling Mystery Novel of Gothic Horror and Suspense

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026872851

Category: Fiction

Page: 369

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This carefully crafted ebook: “THE WYVERN MYSTERY (Complete Edition: All 3 Volumes)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Wyvern Mystery is a 19th century gothic mystery. The story is about a young orphaned girl named Alice Maybell, her haunted past and the present dark atmosphere that makes a chilling and suspenseful tale. Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was a leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. M. R. James described Le Fanu as "absolutely in the first rank as a writer of ghost stories".

Bis du mir gehörst

Author: Melissa Marr

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473477109

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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"Ich werde es machen, aber es tut weh. Gott, es tut weh, den Menschen zu opfern, von dem ich glaubte, er wäre für mich bestimmt. Doch ich habe keine andere Wahl. Ich muss sie töten." Als Eva nach einem Unfall im Krankenhaus aufwacht, ist sie nicht nur schwer verletzt, sie hat auch eine merkwürdige neue Gabe: Sie kann den Tod anderer Menschen vorhersehen, wenn diese sie berühren. Kurz darauf wird eine ihrer Mitschülerinnen brutal ermordet und plötzlich schwebt Eva in höchster Lebensgefahr. Denn der Killer hat am Tatort eine Nachricht hinterlassen: Für Eva. Ein atemloser Thriller von der New-York-Times-Bestseller-Autorin Melissa Marr

Raum

Roman

Author: Emma Donoghue

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492954480

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Auch seinen fünften Geburtstag feiert Jack in Raum. Raum hat eine immer verschlossene Tür, ein Oberlicht und ist 12 Quadratmeter groß. Dort lebt der Kleine mit seiner Mutter. Dort wurde er auch geboren. Jack liebt es fernzusehen, denn da sieht er seine »Freunde«, die Cartoonfiguren. Aber er weiß, dass die Dinge hinter der Mattscheibe nicht echt sind – echt sind nur Ma, er und die Dinge in Raum. Bis der Tag kommt, an dem Ma ihm erklärt, dass es doch eine Welt da draußen gibt und dass sie versuchen müssen, aus Raum zu fliehen ... »Nerven zerreißend und fesselnd. ›Raum‹ – angeregt von der wahren Geschichte über Elisabeth Fritzl, eingesperrt mit ihren Kindern von ihrem Vater – ist die Geschichte einer Mutter und ihres Sohnes, deren Liebe sie das Unglaubliche überleben lässt.« Psychologies ZUM SPECIAL

The Murder Stone

Author: Charles Todd

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553898125

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Charles Todd’s critically acclaimed novels featuring Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge have been hailed by The Washington Post Book World as “one of the best historical series being written today.” The New York Times Book Review calls Todd’s mysteries “meticulously wrought...harrowing psychological drama.” Now he stakes out new territory in this mesmerizing stand-alone novel of one woman’s dark journey through family obsession, wartime secrets, and a chilling legacy.… The Murder Stone The Great War is still raging in the autumn of 1916, when Francesca Hatton’s beloved grandfather dies on the family estate in England’s isolated Exe Valley. Grieving for the man who raised her, Francesca is stunned to find an unsigned letter among his effects, cursing the Hattons and their descendants. Now a stranger has shown up on her doorstep, accusing her grandfather of being a murderer. Ex-soldier Richard Leighton blames Francis Hatton for the death of his mother, who vanished nearly a quarter of a century earlier. Her body was never found, only a shawl stained with her blood. And Leighton is not the only one with a claim on Francesca’s grandfather. On the day of his funeral, unexpected visitors arrive with the mourners, and Francesca is besieged by charges of Hatton’s vicious dealings. Yet there is also a shy young woman who praises his secret generosity. At the center of the intrigue is an unusual white stone that lies hidden in a secluded garden where Francesca once played with her five male cousins, all of them dead now on the battlefields of France. According to the terms of Hatton’s will, the Murder Stone must be dug up and transported to Scotland, where it is to be buried forever. But before Francesca can begin the journey, a series of ominous “accidents” occur, culminating in the discovery of a bleeding body on the Murder Stone itself. Was Hatton the loving, caring protector his granddaughter always believed him to be? Or a vindictive, secretive man who cultivated dangerous enemies? Francesca sets out in pursuit of the truth—and into the sights of someone determined to exact a revenge long overdue. From the Hardcover edition.

Black Wood

A deliciously dark thriller with a shocking secret at its heart

Author: SJI Holliday

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 1845029690

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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He spots the two girls through the cracked screen of beech, sycamore and leg-scratching gorse: a flash of red skirt and a unison of giggles . . . The smaller girl sees him first and she lets out a strange little squeak and jumps back, grabbing onto the other girl’s T-shirt, revealing a flash of milky white shoulder. He grins. Something happened to Claire and Jo in Black Wood: something that left Claire paralysed and Jo with deep mental scars. But with Claire suffering memory loss and no evidence to be found, nobody believes Jo’s story. Twenty-three years later, a familiar face walks into the bookshop where Jo works, dredging up painful memories and rekindling her desire for vengeance. And at the same time, Sergeant David Gray is investigating a balaclava-clad man who is attacking women on a disused railway, shocking the sleepy village of Banktoun. But what is the connection between Jo’s visitor and the masked man? To catch the assailant, and to give Jo her long-awaited justice, Gray must unravel a tangled web of past secrets, broken friendship and tainted love. But can he crack the case before Jo finds herself with blood on her hands? REVIEWS ‘A deliciously dark thriller with a shocking secret at its heart’ Fergus McNeill, author ofEye Contact ‘A dark, chilling read that moves fast and builds to a brilliant climax. Superb.’ Steve Cavanagh, author ofThe Defence ‘In her atmospheric debut, Holliday effectively and spookily evokes small-town claustrophobia and backbiting. An edgy and authentic new voice in crime fiction.’ Anya Lipska, author ofWhere the Devil Can’t Go ‘A fast-paced and chilling psychological thriller from an exciting new talent. If you liked Broadchurch, you’ll love this.’ Mark Edwards and Louise Voss, authors ofFrom The Cradle ‘Darkly atmospheric and utterly absorbing.’ Jane Isaac, author ofThe Truth Will Out ‘A plot which weaves and twists its way around a tight-knit community... [where] old sins return to haunt some damaged people and the atmosphere is thick with unspoken dread... You won’t read a more shocking, or satisfying, thriller this year.’ James Benmore, author ofDodger ‘A deeply unsettling story of bad deeds, complex loyalties and secrets better left buried,Black Woodis a thrilling debut which grips from the very first page and doesn’t let go.’ Eva Dolan, author ofLong Way Home ‘Holliday has a knack for creating fascinating, well-observed, and sometimes quirky characters.Black Woodis dark and twisty with a creepy atmosphere that pervades this compelling tale from first page to last. I was gripped. A fantastic new voice on the block.’ Amanda Jennings, author ofThe Judas Scar ‘Hugely satisfying twists and great characterisation, creepy and astute.’ Sarah Hilary, author ofSomeone Else’s Skin ‘A chilling exploration of the darkness that can hide in even the smallest of communities. A superb debut.’ David Jackson, author ofThe Helper ‘I was drawn intoBlack Wood- drip-fed with intrigue, mystery and menace. It has an absorbing storyline with interesting and engaging characters. An exciting debut novel.’ Mel Sherratt, author ofWatching Over You

How to Haunt Your House, Book Two

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0578050544

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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The coffin lid was raised a little higher in, How to Haunt Your House, Book one. Now it’s time to dig a little deeper and conjure up some new projects and decorating ideas to impress this year’s ghouls and goblins! Inside, How to Haunt Your House, Book Two, you will find a broad range of home haunt prop step-by-step instructions. From animated props to full sized grave ghosts there is something for the haunt enthusiast in everyone. See how to hack store bought props into something truly ghoul-a-rific. Turn Styrofoam into tombstones, crypts and tombs using just a few basic ingredients and tools. Make a severed hand endlessly stir over a glowing cauldron, amid a collection of Apothecary jars and witches’ bottles filled with strange potions and sinister looking ingredients. Turn this year’s Halloween party into the hair raising experience even the undead will be talking about.Find more great tips and videos visit us at: www.howtohauntyourhouse.com.

Girl on the Train - Du kennst sie nicht, aber sie kennt dich.

Roman

Author: Paula Hawkins

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641158125

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Der internationale Nr.-1-Bestseller! Jeden Morgen pendelt Rachel mit dem Zug in die Stadt, und jeden Morgen hält der Zug an der gleichen Stelle auf der Strecke an. Rachel blickt in die Gärten der umliegenden Häuser, beobachtet ihre Bewohner. Oft sieht sie ein junges Paar: Jess und Jason nennt Rachel die beiden. Sie führen – wie es scheint – ein perfektes Leben. Ein Leben, wie Rachel es sich wünscht. Eines Tages beobachtet sie etwas Schockierendes. Kurz darauf liest sie in der Zeitung vom Verschwinden einer Frau – daneben ein Foto von »Jess«. Rachel meldet ihre Beobachtung der Polizei und verstrickt sich damit unentrinnbar in die folgenden Ereignisse ...

The Night Visitor

Author: Dianne Emley

Publisher: Alibi

ISBN: 0804178933

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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In bestselling author Dianne Emley’s chilling new paranormal thriller, a beautiful woman’s romantic past comes back to haunt her in the form of an otherworldly visitor seeking justice. Gorgeous and successful, Rory Langtry seemed to have it all. Daughter of a movie star and sister of a supermodel, Rory was engaged to sexy artist, Junior Lara. But her bright future went dark one terrible, bloody night that left her sister dead and the accused murderer—Junior—in an extended coma. Now, five years later, Rory appears to have put the past behind her. She has a wonderful new fiancé and heads a successful cosmetics company. Yet dark secrets threaten. Across town, Junior lies close to death but before he departs he seeks to clear his name. It starts with a feeling. It turns into a vision. Soon Rory is having sensations that only Junior could experience. Then she learns details about the awful night that only Junior could know, newfound knowledge with potentially fatal consequences. When another act of violence rocks her family, Rory plunges deeper into the unsolved mystery, led by an inexplicable visitor to a dangerous time and place where all will be revealed at last. But until then, Junior will not let her go. Praise for Dianne Emley and The Night Visitor “The Night Visitor grabbed my attention on page one and never let up. It’s a creepy, crafty thrill ride, and I enjoyed every word. I’ll be looking for more of Dianne Emley’s books.”—Karen Robards, New York Times bestselling author of Her Last Whisper “A taut, gripping paranormal thriller from page one. You won’t be able to put this book down as Rory—a woman who has everything—fears all she believes is a lie. Excellent!”—Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of Maximum Exposure “Emley masterfully twists, turns, and shocks.”—Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestelling author of Last to Die, on Love Kills

Horrorstör

Thriller

Author: Grady Hendrix

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426429640

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Im stilechten Look eines Möbelkatalogs führt Horrorstör in die Untiefen eines ganz besonderen Spukhauses: des Möbelladens ORSK in Cleveland, wo die Angestellten Morgen für Morgen auf zerstörte Ware und Schmierereien an den Wänden treffen. In Ermangelung brauchbaren Materials von den Überwachungskameras werden drei Mitarbeiter dazu verdonnert, eine Nacht im ORSK-Store zu verbringen. Während sie einsam ihre Runden drehen, entwickelt der Laden mehr und mehr ein Eigenleben ...

Die Saat des Killers

Thriller

Author: Paul Cleave

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641221331

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Für Joshua bricht eine Welt zusammen, als sein Vater Mitchell bei einem Einsatz getötet wird. Doch der Polizist hinterlässt seinem Sohn etwas, das dessen Leben für immer verändern wird: seine Augen. Die Transplantation gelingt, und Joshua kann wieder sehen. Aber seitdem träumt er von einer einsamen Hütte, von Frauen in Todesangst, von entstellten Leichen. Joshua wird klar, dass bei dem Eingriff ein verheerender Fehler passiert ist. Eines der transplantierten Augen stammt von dem Serienmörder, der seinen Vater ermordet hat. Ohne es zu wollen, ist Joshua dem Erbe des unheimlichen Killers auf der Spur ... und gleichzeitig mit ihm verbunden ...

Five Gothic Masterpieces

The Mysteries of Udolpho, The Great God Pan, Frankenstein, Carmilla, and Dracula

Author: Bram Stoker,Mary Shelley,Ann Radcliffe,J. Sheridan Le Fanu,Arthur Machen

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504048997

Category: Fiction

Page: 2416

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The iconic Gothic horror classics that gave birth to the monstrous myths that still inhabit our nightmares. Tragic heroines, windswept moors, dark and stormy nights, castle prisons, and forbidden desires realized at the greatest cost—these are the elements of Gothic horror, given its finest expression in these five enduring novels. Frankenstein: Obsessed with the secret of creation, Swiss scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein cobbles together a body he is determined to bring to life. When the creature opens his eyes one fateful night, the doctor is repulsed: His vision of perfection is a hideous monster. Dr. Frankenstein abandons his creation, but the furious, lonely monster will not be ignored, setting in motion a chain of violence and terror. A gripping story about the ethics of creation and the consequences of trauma, Frankenstein is as relevant today as it is haunting. Dracula: Upon a visit to Transylvania, young English lawyer Jonathan Harker makes a horrifying discovery about Castle Dracula and its resident count, who survives on the blood of human beings. Thus a battle of wits ensues between the vicious count and his various adversaries in this legendary Gothic novel of horror, dark romance, and chilling suspense. Carmilla: Published twenty-five years before Stoker’s Dracula, Carmilla is the passionate, thrilling tale of a mysterious young woman’s dramatic arrival at an isolated castle. The innocent Laura has never seen anyone like the seductive, secretive Carmilla, except in her dreams—and an antique portrait, which resembles the visitor perfectly, down to the mole on her tempting neck. Laura quickly realizes there is something far more dark and sinister about Carmilla than meets the eye. The Great God Pan: When Mr. Clarke agrees to visit his friend Dr. Raymond, he is dubious about the proceedings he is to witness. In pursuit of what Raymond calls “transcendental medicine,” the doctor intends to make a small incision in a woman’s brain, allowing her to see past the world of the senses to a reality beyond imagining—a realm where, Raymond says, one can see the great god Pan. Stephen King has called The Great God Pan “one of the best horror stories ever written.” The Mysteries of Udolpho: Orphaned heroine Emily St. Aubert has been imprisoned by Signor Montoni, her evil guardian, in his gloomy medieval fortress in the Apennines. Terror is the order of the day inside the walls of Udolpho, as Emily struggles against Montoni’s rapacious schemes and the threat of her own psychological disintegration. A bestseller in its day and a potent influence on Walpole and Poe, this dreamlike, nearly hallucinatory classic remains one of the most important works in the history of European fiction. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.