Reader beware. This collection is not for the faint of heart.

With Halloween creeping ever closer, we thought we’d take a look at the spookiest stories from the last year—spine-tingling tales that’ll have you reading deep and into the *dark night.


*Nightlight strongly recommended

End of Watch by Stephen King

The spectacular finale to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Mr. Mercedes—In End of Watch, the diabolical “Mercedes Killer” drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don’t figure out a way to stop him, they’ll be victims themselves. A sublimely terrifying conclusion, combining the detective fiction of Finders Keepers with the heart-pounding, supernatural suspense that has been his bestselling trademark.


Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay

A family is shaken to its core after the mysterious disappearance of a teenage boy in this eerie tale, a blend of literary fiction, psychological suspense, and supernatural horror from the author of A Head Full of Ghosts.

The Fireman by Joe Hill

In this chilling novel by horror superstar Joe Hill, a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion threatens to reduce civilization to ashes. Only a band of improbable heroes can save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.


Stalker by Lars Kepler

The police receive a video clip of a woman in a window and reason that someone must have been standing in the garden just outside her house to be able to film her. The next day the woman is found dead in her home, the vicious violence of the scene shocks even the most seasoned investigators. Of


course, that’s just the beginning…

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

When reclusive writer Leonora is invited to a hen party in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. But as the first night falls, revelations unfold among friends old and new and a haunting realization creeps in—they are not alone in the woods. What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside quickly takes a sinister turn in Ware’s suspenseful, compulsive, and darkly twisted psychological thriller.


The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone

In this hair-raising horror debut an ancient, frighteningly predatory species of spider re-emerges in force. When the unusual egg in Melanie Guyer's lab begins to vibrate and crack, she finds herself at the epicentre of this apocalyptic natural disaster. Working closely with her ex-husband and his very powerful boss, she has to find some way to stem the brutal tide of man-eating arachnids.