This time of year, lots of people are leaning into horror and thriller reads, sometimes with cozy mysteries and sometimes with something a bit darker. I used to love horror and I’ve been getting back into it more recently, trying to rediscover my niche within the genre. With varying flavors of horror, here are five books that I’ve enjoyed and I think fit in to the atmosphere of the season.
Revival by Tim Seeley
One day in rural Wisconsin, the dead come back to life. Now Officer Dana Cypress must solve a murder while figuring out how the deceased have returned.
Injection by Warren Ellis
After five geniuses inject something into the world, things start getting a bit too weird as science and folklore collide. Now, they have to try and stop what they started.
Frankenstein: Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz
A re-imagining of the familiar Frankenstein story, this version follows a detective trying to catch a serial killer and uncovering something even more sinister behind the murders.
The Bone Orchard by Sara A. Mueller
Charm is a witch keeping the Orchard House running with her necromancy. Tasked with solving a murder, she must also come to terms with the trauma she has endured.
Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher
Marra must complete three impossible tasks in order to save her sister. A darker modern fairy tale where the witch is good and the prince isn’t the hero.