If I had to trace my love of scary stories back to some event from my childhood it would be the sleepover parties that my sisters and I used to host. We always seemed to be equipped with a flash light and the latest edition of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. I think that will always be my favorite source for scary stories.
As October is here, my need for something spooky is renewed. Here are three books that rate high on my spooky radar:
Real stories are sometimes the scariest. Capote tells the story of an actual quadruple murder of a farm family in Holcomb, Kansas in 1959. He traveled to Holcomb to interview investigators and local residents about the horrific details. I have never read it, but it is on my list if I ever build up the courage to read it.
"Gone Girl," Gillian Flynn
In Gone Girl, Flynn takes you on a wild goose chase as Nick tries to find his wife Amy who disappeared on the morning of their fifth wedding anniversary. I read this book at the beach two years ago, and I can honestly say that I did not know how it was going to end until I read the very last page. It kept me engaged the entire time, leaving little breadcrumbs here and there. You think you know what is going on, but you just have to keep reading to find out what will happen. Definitely a page turner!
"The Shining," Stephen King
In "The Shining," you follow Jack Torrence as he takes a job in Colorado as a caretaker at a hotel that closes every winter. He and his family are expecting a peaceful time isolated in the mountains, but they soon find out that their stay at the Overlook hotel will be anything but peaceful. Danny, the son, starts seeing things and Jack starts acting not so nice. If you've seen the move, you know what I mean.
What are you reading this October?