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horror
mystery
mental-health
paranormal

McFall


Scott Nicholson - 2013
    Kindle Serials are stories published in episodes, with future episodes delivered at no additional cost. This serial currently contains one episode out of an estimated six total episodes, and new episodes will be delivered every two weeks."If Evil had fortified secret strongholds across the globe, the red church was certainly one of them."Award-winning author Scott Nicholson returns to the Blue Ridge Mountain legends and setting of his bestselling thrillers, The Red Church and Drummer Boy. When wealthy developer Larkin McFall moves to the small Appalachian Mountain community of Barkersville, generations-old tales of supernatural phenomena, sudden deaths, and odd disappearances resurface. Larkin laughs off the stories as superstition, while promising to bring a bright new future to the dying town.Sheriff Frank Littlefield senses a diabolical motive in McFall’s good intentions. High school friends Bobby Eldreth and Ronnie Day also suspect that an evil menace has invaded Barkersville, but both soon fall under McFall’s spell. Has the sinister presence that once infiltrated the abandoned—perhaps haunted—red church spread to the community as McFall turns the family property into a luxurious subdivision?When those who oppose Larkin McFall’s ambitions begin to die horrifically—or even worse, become the man’s biggest supporters—Sheriff Littlefield’s investigation uncovers a man with no past and no fingerprints.A man who destroys people by giving them exactly what they want.

The Poor and the Haunted


Dustin McKissen - 2019
    Having grown to be a successful adult, Jimmy must contend with the sudden re-emergence of memories from his childhood in Oklahoma and unexplainable events occurring inside his own home. Is it more than memories that haunt Jimmy? Did his parents suffer from mental illness and addiction, or were they possessed by something even worse - and has that presence arrived to take Jimmy?The first horror novel from acclaimed author and journalist Dustin McKissen explores the nature of hauntings, the ghosts from our past that haunt our present, and the unbreakable bond between siblings who learn early on they can only rely on each other.

The Haunting of Marshall Heights


Amy Cross - 2018
    A nearby trainline causes the entire building to regularly shudder. And some nights - at precisely 3am - the dead can be heard knocking on the doors, begging for help.When she arrives at Marshall Heights to search for her missing sister, Megan Booth immediately realizes that something's wrong. The local police refuse to go near the place, so Megan has to uncover the truth herself. She soon finds, however, that even the residents of the building are scared to discover what really lurks in the corridors.The Haunting of Marshall Heights - originally released as 3AM - is the story of a building where the barrier between the living and the dead has worn thin, and where an evil force is trying to force its way back into this world.

The Clearing


Thomas Rydder - 2013
    On the brink of death, the dog not only survives but grows larger… and more vicious. A thousand-year cycle of carnage is reaching its climax once more, and the peaceful wooded hills will soon be smeared with blood. Sheriff Cutlip leads his community in a hunt for the hidden terror, but then his own brother is bitten, his blood corrupted by the ancient evil. The sheriff must confront terrible choices, and he can’t do so aloneThe Clearing — a novel of ordinary people thrown together in extraordinary circumstances

The Ferryman


Christopher Golden - 2002
    In this riveting novel from the Bram Stoker Award-winning author, a woman and her lover are stalked by Charon-the mysterious Ferryman from Greek mythology.

Scarecrows


Tom Upton - 2009
    When an ancient evil returns to a small Wisconsin town, the only one who realizes that everybody is in danger is the town "nutcase," a delusional Viet Nam veteran, in whom nobody believes, not even his teen-aged daughter....{Graphic violence and sexual content.}

I Have the Sight


Rick Wood - 2016
     That’s when he first saw her. He was twenty-three when he had his second near-death experience. He saw her once more, overpowered by the demonic, destitute exterior that scarred his mind. Now he sees her when he’s awake. Everywhere he looks, every time he closes his eyes, she is there, making him weaker. She has chosen him and he is yet to understand why. But finding out why could be the key to saving the soul of his dead sister... I Have the Sight is the first book in the Edward King paranormal horror series, telling us the story of how the world’s greatest exorcist came to be. If you love books about demons, exorcisms, and the paranormal – you will love this series! Download book one now and discover the enthralling demon-filled experience by the author horror fans can’t stop talking about.

Boggy Creek: The Legend Is True


Eric S. Brown - 2012
    When Jennifer's father dies in a horrific accident, she finds herself drawn to his small cabin in the swampy woods of Boggy Creek, Texas. Her vacation with a few friends soon becomes a fight for survival when they discover the terrifying truth behind the legend of Boggy Creek.

The Narrows


Travis M. Riddle - 2018
    They each grapple with the loss in their own ways, trying to understand the strange circumstances of their friend’s unexpected death.While visiting the site where the body was found, Oliver stumbles across a chilling discovery that he knows must be related to what happened to Noah. Wanting to protect his friends from these newfound horrors, Oliver takes it upon himself to venture into the grotesque otherworld known as the Narrows to learn what happened to his friend and find a way to bring him back.Entering the Narrows is one thing, but will whatever he finds there allow him to leave?

Norman: The Doll That Needed to Be Locked Away


Stephen Lancaster - 2018
    From Day One, Norman the doll raised Hell. He caused sudden infestations of rats and spiders. He frightened dogs and put children in trances. He even moved on his own in video surveillance footage. And that was just the beginning.Norman takes you on a thrilling journey into Stephen's life with a doll that has held the spirit of an unborn child for over fifty years. A haunted doll that still lives in Stephen's house, locked away in his own room to keep him from once again endangering the house and Stephen's family.

City of Ghosts (Death Hunter #1)


Ron Ripley - 2020
    

Kransen House


Sara Brooke - 2012
    The Kransens live in an expensive, elegant home in the small town of Flening, Florida. Majestic and private, the grounds are surrounded by lush trees and colorful flowers. But there is an ugliness underneath the manicured and perfect facade... Secrets hide within the walls and curses whisper through the air. Newlyweds Ben and Ana Kransen are moving into the house with their in-laws. They’ve got high hopes and expectations for a better life. But soon after they move in, strange things start to happen. Noises fill the air, dark rooms unlock nightmares of the past, and it becomes clear that some people are not welcome in the Kransen House. Their lives are infiltrated by death, evil, and an unspoken religion. Ana knows something is wrong and her family is in danger. Left with few choices, she must find a way to save the ones she loves or face the consequences of an evil legacy.

The Ceiling Man


Patricia Lillie - 2017
    It’s not logical. It’s not possible.The Ceiling Man has picked up other watchers in his travels, but they all dismissed him as a nightmare. The girl is different. She knows he’s real.Teenage Abby is an innocent. The stranger only she sees and hears introduces her to evil. When Carole falls under the stranger’s sway, Abby must solve the puzzle of The Ceiling Man and save them both.

The Calling


Robert Swartwood - 2011
    To keep him safe, he travels away with his estranged grandmother and uncle to the small town of Bridgton, New York. And it's in Bridgton that he meets an extraordinary young man who has come with his father to stop an unrelenting evil. Soon Christopher learns of the town's deep dark secret, and how his parents' murder was no accident, and how he has been brought to Bridgton by forces beyond his power-forces that just may threaten the destruction of all mankind. Advance Praise for THE CALLING: "THE CALLING is a powerful, gripping and terrifying novel, the sort that possesses your whole life while you're reading it; it'll stalk you through the day, and inform your dreams. Swartwood has delivered a novel that will become a classic." - Tim Lebbon "Robert Swartwood's THE CALLING is a diabolical rocket sled of a psychological thriller. Told through the vivid, almost druggy point of view of a young man on the edge, tangled in a web of tragedy and surreal horror, Swartwood's novel gets under the skin and stays there. Highly recommended." - Jay Bonansinga

The Frenzy Way


Gregory Lamberson - 2010
    Taking the lead role in this chilling story may be the challenge of his career, testing his skills and his stamina, but even a superhero would find the series of terrifying crimes daunting. Unlike anything Mace has experienced, every blood-spattered scene is filled with body parts and partially eaten human remains and in the wake of each attack is the haunting premonition of another murdering onslaught. As Mace follows this crimson trail of madness, he must accept the inevitable conclusion: whomever or whatever is responsible for this terror does not intend to stop, and it’s up to him to put an end to the chaotic reign of a perpetrator whom, until now, he’s met only in the annals of mythology. Unfortunately, the mere mention of the word—werewolf—would send New Yorkers into a panic.