Halloween Takeover: Jenny Blackhurst
Jenny Blackhurst chooses her top five books for Halloween
Posted on October 26, 2018 in Author Recommendations
In the lead up to Halloween, we asked some of our favourite authors to recommend the most frightening and unnerving books they’ve read. Take a look and tell us if you’ve dared to read any of these chilling stories.
Jenny Blackhurst grew up in Shropshire where she still lives with her husband and children. Growing up she spent hours reading and talking about crime novels – writing her own seemed like natural progression. Jenny’s fourth novel, The Night She Died, will be published in paperback on 1st November 2018.
A bit of a cheat because it’s a collection of stories from the master of horror but it’s (in my humble opinion) Stephen King’s strongest strong point. From a man who discovers that the quitting service he’s enrolled in will do ANYTHING to make him give up smoking, to the man who confesses to a psychiatrist what happened when the boogeyman came knocking – best you don’t read this on Halloween night.
“The dangerous thing about spider light is that it hides things – things you never knew existed. But once you have seen those things, you can never afterwards forget them …”
Do you have chills yet? I’ve been petrified that the spider light will catch me ever since I read this book.
One of the first horror books I ever read, which is probably why it holds such a special place for me – you never forget your first chill. I’ve been a huge fan of Dean Koontz ever since.
Another early read for me, this one is a slow burning, spooky and chilling ghost story. I’ve heard there’s a series being streamed on Netflix but I’m on a deadline so obviously wouldn’t know…
A new release this creepy read has a haunted asylum, a creepy cult and a new couple with secrets. Literally all the elements you need for a perfect ghost story.