Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by @joe_hill

Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them. Home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all… *** [‘Mrs Locke? Sam Lesser. Master Locke was my guidance…

For the Blood is the Life by @JoeAlba88

Evan Summers is a detective with a shameful past, a muddled present, and an uncertain future. While investigating a series of gruesome murders and trying to battle his alcoholism, Summers will try to reconnect with his young son. But when a break in the case puts his family at risk, it will be up to…

The Shockalot Box by @janebadrock

The Shockalot Box is an assorted collection of dark, twisty tales. Some are short, some are bitter-sweet and some are downright gross. Pick and mix stories in this unique collection to create an appetising five-course dinner of delight. *** [I don’t know where I came from: what pox-ridden loins from which I was spawned, but…

They Don’t Come Home Anymore by @TedEGrau

“Find a safe place to die. And make sure it is away from the people and away from the sky.” Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author T.E. Grau delivers a tale of obsession, alienation, and a teenage girl in search of something beyond the reach of death. But sometimes, when they journey too far, They Don’t Come…

Thin Air by @MichellePaver

The Himalayas, 1935. Kangchenjunga. The sacred mountain. Biggest killer of them all. Five Englishmen set out to conquer it. But courage can only take them so far. And the higher they climb, the darker it gets. *** [‘Ah, there you are, Dr Pearce!’] *** (Orion, 6 October 2016, 240 pages, ebook, A Year Of @EpicReads…

Water for Drowning by @RayCluley

For Josh, falling in love does not fit in with his rock and roll lifestyle. And falling for someone who believes in mermaids? Who wants to be one? Well, he wasn’t expecting that, either.  But the sea is deep with mysteries. Sometimes they wash ashore, whispered in the hush of a quiet tide, and all…

Loop by Kōji Suzuki

Stunning Japanese novel with a chilling twist – the follow-up to Ring and Spiral. Kaoru’s father, Hideyuki, lies dying in a Tokyo hospital, his body ravaged by viral cancer. This nightmarish incurable disease has sprung out of nowhere and has begun to affect organisms all over the planet. Twenty years ago Hideyki worked on a…

That Which Grows Wild by @ericjguignard

That Which Grows Wild collects sixteen dark and masterful short stories by award-winning author Eric J. Guignard. Equal parts whimsy and weird, horror and heartbreak, this debut collection traverses the darker side of the fantastic through vibrant and harrowing tales that depict monsters and regrets, hope and atonement, and the oddly changing reflection that turns…

Spiral by Kōji Suzuki

Pathologist Ando is at a low point in his life. His small son’s death from drowning has resulted in the break-up of his marriage and he is suffering from traumatic recurrent nightmares. Work is his only escape, and his depressing world of loneliness and regret is shaken up when an old rival from medical school,…

Ring by Kōji Suzuki

One night in Tokyo, four healthy teenagers die one after another of heart failure. A journalist, the uncle of one of the victims and intrigued by the coincidence, investigates and learns of a videotape that the four watched together a week before dying. Amid a series of bizarre and frightening images is a warning that…