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Sparklypants Sat 05-Jul-14 00:00:02

I've just finished The voices by f. R. Tallis. It was a bit had a few good chills but to be honest it just didn't deliver the goods sad

Does anyone out there in MN world have any suggestions? Ideally I want a book(s) that is going to scare the living bejesus out of me :-)

Please and thank you

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Sparklypants Sat 05-Jul-14 00:04:08

Sorry about the please and thank you thing, I was having a Miranda Hart moment.....

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agirlcalledsandoz Sun 06-Jul-14 13:07:14

Ania Ahlborn ? She has written 4 books, all reasonable on Kindle and v v scary. I'd start with Seed, her first one. It's great ! Also Adam Neville is good.

Brian Keene ? All good but he has written a zombie trilogy that I loved

agirlcalledsandoz Sun 06-Jul-14 13:08:11

Richard Laymon excellent too. Can you tell I love horror gringrin

LordEmsworth Sun 06-Jul-14 13:08:32

Jonathan Aycliffe is great, very scary...

Sparklypants Sun 06-Jul-14 19:29:46

Thanks, some great suggestions smile

I'm now going to look online to see if I can get any of them. I have a nook rather than a kindle but I'm sure I'll be able to find them on the Barnes and Nobel site.

Agirlcalledsandoz, i read some Richard laymon a few years ago and really enjoyed them but for some reason I completely forgot about him :-/

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hollycomputer Sun 06-Jul-14 20:01:31

Second the Jonathan Aycliffe suggestion. Just don't bother with his latest, Silence of Ghosts, as it's not nearly as good as his older novels. I'd start with Naomi's Room.

khuliloach Mon 07-Jul-14 17:55:29

Naomi's Room was very creepy!

agirlcalledsandoz Mon 07-Jul-14 20:52:10

He's great but I've read them all now hmm

Sparklypants Tue 08-Jul-14 18:08:00

I got Naomi's room and heart shaped box by Joe Hill (SKs son) :-) I'm going to start with Naomi's room tonight.

I'd love anymore suggestions as I tend to get through 8-9 books a month!

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agirlcalledsandoz Tue 08-Jul-14 19:00:14

NOS4R2 by Joe King is excellent - his best

Sparklypants Tue 08-Jul-14 20:27:55

Yeah I've heard of that. Will definitely give it a go.

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Hairylegs47 Tue 08-Jul-14 20:30:09

Pretty much anything by Dean Koontz. Too many to name - but I love them. My teenagers do too.

Sparklypants Wed 09-Jul-14 11:42:23

I've always loved dean koontz. I think he's got a new one coming out soon :-)

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burgatroyd Wed 09-Jul-14 20:54:27

OK. I love horror and the scariest book I have read is The Absence by Bill Hussey. It makes me feel I'll recounting that tale.

Also Seed Ania Ahlborn.

Sparklypants Wed 09-Jul-14 21:47:59

Ooohhh, I'll look for the absence :-) I may never sleep again but that's ok, apparently sleep's for wimps (and people with no kids).

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burgatroyd Thu 10-Jul-14 03:50:07

Feel ill I meant! Please do get the absence. Folks rate Through a glass darkly, by Hussey but it was the absense that left me troubled. It was just so, real and surreal at the same time.

burgatroyd Thu 10-Jul-14 03:52:45

Synopsis and review of absense

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burgatroyd Thu 10-Jul-14 03:57:25

Just remembered the supernatural series by Stephen Leather, with detective Joe nightingale. It wasn't scary exactly but engrossing. You must read them in order though.

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burgatroyd Thu 10-Jul-14 03:59:24

Sorry, don't know why tablets doing this! Lastly I suggest Joe Hill, Stephen Kings son. Again not scary like The Absence but engrossing. I loved Heart Shaped Box

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