IMAGINARY FRIEND by Stephen Chbosky

IMAGINARY FRIEND Stephen Chbosky Orion Books (www.orionbooks.co.uk) £20.00 Kate Reese’s life has been a series of bad decisions since her husband took his own life in the bath several years before. When her latest boyfriend hits her, Kate packs up her few possessions, and her seven-year-old son, and flees eastward in the middle of the […]

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YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT by Daniel Kehlmann

YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT Daniel Kehlmann (www.kehlmann.com) Translated by Ross Benjamin (www.rossmbenjamin.com) Riverrun (www.quercusbooks.co.uk) £10.00 A writer heads to the hills, retreating to a snow-bound chalet, with his wife and four-year-old daughter to try and write a sequel to his breakthrough film. While the solitude should allow them to enjoy each other as family, the […]

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IT by Stephen King

IT Stephen King (stephenking.com) Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk) £10.99 (he thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts) In May 1985 six people receive a phone call from a friend they have long forgotten reminding them of an oath they swore when they were just eleven years old. The phone […]

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GUEST POST: Thriller vs Horror by TIM LEBBON

Name: TIM LEBBON (writing as T.J. Lebbon) Author of: WHITE (1999)                  BERSERK (2006)                  30 DAYS OF NIGHT (2007)                  COLDBROOK (2012)                  THE HUNT (2015) On the web: http://www.timlebbon.net On Twitter: @timlebbon Tim Lebbon, best known for his horror novels, is releasing his first thriller (under the name T.J. Lebbon) on 16th July. […]

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REVIVAL by Stephen King

REVIVAL Stephen King (stephenking.com) Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk) £20.00 That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons, even death may die. Aficionados of the horror genre will instantly recognise this couplet as the work of H.P. Lovecraft, an excerpt from his fictional Book of the Dead, the Necronomicon. Referenced in Stephen […]

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HORNS by Joe Hill

HORNS Joe Hill (joehillfiction.com) Gollancz (www.gollancz.co.uk) £8.99 Ignatius Martin Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke the next morning with a headache…when he was swaying above the toilet, he glanced at himself in the mirror over the sink and saw he had grown horns while he slept. Ig Perrish may not […]

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GUEST POST: Once Upon A Time by Sebastian Gregory #Halloween

Name: SEBASTIAN GREGORY Author of: THE GRUESOME ADVENTURES OF ALICE IN UNDEADLAND (2014)                   THE ASYLUM FOR FAIRY-TALE CREATURES (2014)                   THE BOY IN THE CEMETERY (2014) On Twitter: @wordsbyseb To celebrate the Halloween season, and today’s publication of Sebastian Gregory’s latest book, The Boy in the Cemetery, publishers Carina UK are kicking off a […]

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