Best Ghost Fiction Books
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Author: by Colleen Hoover
A Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover comes a novel that explores life after tragedy and the enduring spirit of love. When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with heruntil an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life.
After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met.
Once they arrive, Layla’s behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that’s just one of many inexplicable occurrences. Feeling distant from Layla, Leeds soon finds solace in Willowanother guest of the B&B with whom he forms a connection through their shared concerns.
As his curiosity for Willow grows, his decision to help her find answers puts him in direct conflict with Layla’s well-being. Leeds soon realizes he has to make a choice because he can’t help both of them. But if he makes the wrong choice, it could be detrimental for all of them.
2. The Shining
Author: by Stephen King
Before Doctor Sleep, there was The Shining, a classic of modern American horror from the undisputed master, Stephen King. Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing.
But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote …And more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.
3. The Stand
Author: by Stephen King
Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as rivetingeerily plausibleas when it was first published. The New York Times called it “the book that has everything.Adventure.Romance.Prophecy.Allegory.Satire.Fantasy.Realism.Apocalypse.
Great!”Now a limited series on CBS All Access A patient escapes from a biological testing facility, unknowingly carrying a deadly weapon: a mutated strain of super-flu that will wipe out 99 percent of the world’s population within a few weeks.
Those who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emergeMother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious Dark Man, who delights in chaos and violence.
As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between themand ultimately decide the fate of all humanity. (This edition includes all of the new and restored material first published in The Stand: The Complete And Uncut Edition.
4. The Drowning Kind
Author: by Jennifer McMahon
April 6, 2021
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Invited and The Winter People comes a chilling new novel about a woman who returns to the old family home after her sister mysteriously drowns in its swimming poolbut she’s not the pool’s only victim.
Be careful what you wish for. When social worker Jax receives nine missed calls from her older sister, Lexie, she assumes that it’s just another one of her sister’s episodes. Manic and increasingly out of touch with reality, Lexie has pushed Jax away for over a year.
But the next day, Lexie is dead: drowned in the pool at their grandmother’s estate. When Jax arrives at the house to go through her sister’s things, she learns that Lexie was researching the history of their family and the property.
And as she dives deeper into the research herself, she discovers that the land holds a far darker past than she could have ever imagined. In 1929, thirty-seven-year-old newlywed Ethel Monroe hopes desperately for a baby. In an effort to distract her, her husband whisks her away on a trip to Vermont, where a natural spring is showcased by the newest and most modern hotel in the Northeast.
5. The Sleep Experiment: An edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller (World's Scariest Legends)
Author: by Jeremy Bates
From USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author Jeremy Bates comes the second STAND-ALONE book in the all-new WORLD’S SCARIEST LEGENDS series. For fans of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Creepypastas. In 1954, at the start of the Cold War, the Soviet military offered four political prisoners their freedom if they participated in an experiment requiring them to remain awake for fourteen days while under the influence of a powerful stimulant gas.
The prisoners ultimately reverted to murder, self-mutilation, and madness.None survived. In 2018, Dr. Roy Wallis, an esteemed psychology professor at UC Berkeley, is attempting to recreate the same experiment during the summer break in a soon-to-be demolished building on campus.
He and two student assistants share an eight-hour rotational schedule to observe their young Australian test subjects around the clock. What begins innocently enough, however, morphs into a nightmare beyond description that no one could have imaginedwith, perhaps, the exception of Dr. Roy Wallis himself.
6. Graveyard Book
Author: by Neil Gaiman
The 10th anniversary edition of The Graveyard Book includes a foreword by Margaret Atwood as well as sketches from the illustrator, handwritten drafts, and Neil Gaiman’s Newbery acceptance speech. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling.
It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom. IT TAKES A GRAVEYARD TO RAISE A CHILD. Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead.
There are adventures in the graveyard for a boyan ancient Indigo Man, a gateway to the abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, he will be in danger from the man Jackwho has already killed Bod’s family.
The Graveyard Book, a modern classic, is the only work ever to win both the Newbery (US) and Carnegie (UK) medals.
7. The Unforgiven (Krewe of Hunters Book 33)
Author: by Heather Graham
May 25, 2021
“Graham weaves history, ghosts and danger into a gripping story like no other.” Fresh Fiction on The SummoningA tragic past. An uncertain future. Twelve years after the grisly murder of her parents, Kaitlyn Delaney has finally found peace. She has friends, a good job, a place to call home and a new life to live.
But then a shadow creeps in from Katie’s past, reminding her that she will never completely escape its terrifying grip. When private investigator Dan Oliver is called to the scene of a gruesome crime in New Orleans, he can’t help but hear echoes of the Delaney case, the unsolved murder that made him leave law enforcement.
As he digs deeper, he unearths more chilling similaritiesincluding mysterious letters connecting the killer to a string of murders that terrorized the Big Easy in 1919. Now reunited after all this time, Dan and Katie scour the streets together, desperate to find answers before more lives are lost.
But the otherworldly roots of this evil run far deeper than they ever imaginedand only the most precious of sacrifices will bring its twisted reign to an end.
8. The Monster MASH: A dead funny romantic comedy (The Monster MASH Trilogy Book 1)
Author: by Angie Fox
December 29, 2020
Ancient gods.Modern war. And a star-crossed couple who could use some divine intervention. The day I was drafted into the army of the gods, all I knew about being a MASH surgeon was what I’d learned from Hawkeye Pierce and Hot Lips Houlihan.
Now here I am, Dr. Petra Robichaud, in the middle of an immortal war, assigned to a MASH camp with a nosy sphinx, a vegetarian werewolf, and an uptight vampire who really needs to get a life. At least they’re all too busy with their own dramas to discover my secret: I can see the dead.
It’s a forbidden gift, one that can get me killed, so I haven’t told a soul. Until the arrestingly intense Galen arrives on my operating table, half-dead and totally to-die-for. When his spirit tries to slip out of his fatally wounded body, I impulsively slip it back in.
Call it a rash resurrection. One I’ll live to regret. Now Commander Galen of Delphi knows my secret, and he’s convinced I’m part of an ancient prophecyone that can end the war for good. But taking a chance could cost me everything.
9. 'Salem's Lot
Author: by Stephen King
Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem’s Lot in hopes that exploring the history of the Marsten House, an old mansion long the subject of rumor and speculation, will help him cast out his personal devils and provide inspiration for his new book.
But when two young boys venture into the woods, and only one returns alive, Mears begins to realize that something sinister is at workin fact, his hometown is under siege from forces of darkness far beyond his imagination. And only he, with a small group of allies, can hope to contain the evil that is growing within the borders of this small New England town.
With this, his second novel, Stephen King established himself as an indisputable master of American horror, able to transform the old conceits of the genre into something fresh and all the more frightening for taking place in a familiar, idyllic locale.
10. Joyland (Hard Case Crime)
Author: by Stephen King
Hard Case Crime
A STUNNING NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS OF ALL TIME! The #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.”I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts.
That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we’re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being.
Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book.” Stephen King
11. Spirit Legacy: Book 1 of the Gateway Trilogy
Author: by E. E. Holmes
Lily Faire Publishing
“The Gateway is open…”These cryptic words wake college student Jess Ballard from a terrifying dream into an even more terrifying reality. Jess’ life has never been what anyone would call easy; doing damage control in the wake of your nomadic, alcoholic mother doesn’t exactly make for a storybook childhood.
But now her world has fallen apart just when it should be coming together: her mother gone dead under mysterious circumstances; her life uprooted to stay with estranged relatives she’s never met; and there’s something odd about some of the people she’s been meeting at school:They’re dead.
Aided by Tia, her neurotic roommate, and Dr. David Pierce, a ghost-hunting professor, Jess must unravel the mystery behind her hauntings. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more danger shadows her every move. An ancient secret, long-buried, is about to claw its way to the surface, and nothing can prepare Jess for one terrifying truth…
Her encounters with the world of the dead are only just beginning. Spirit Legacy is the first of three thrilling paranormal page-turners in “The Gateway Trilogy” by E.E.Holmes. From the PublisherE.E. Holmes’ Spirit Legacy, First Book in Trilogy, Fiction for Young Adults, Fictional Fantasy, in eBook, Kindle, Paperback, and Audio (The Gateway Trilogy, Book 1)Free your imagination with the spine-tingling mysteries in Spirit Legacy.
12. The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)
Author: by Shirley Jackson
The greatest haunted house story ever written, the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror.
It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House.
At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powersand soon it will choose one of them to make its own. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
13. The Skeleton in the Closet (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries Book 2)
Author: by Angie Fox
August 30, 2015
From the USA TODAY bestselling Southern Ghost Hunter seriesA haunted library is no place for a girl who can see ghosts, but when Verity Long stumbles on a dead body in the middle of the main reading room, she has to believe someoneeven a dead someonemust have witnessed the crime.
Her ghostly sidekick Frankie warns her to stay out of it. The very alive, very handsome deputy sheriff, Ellis Wydell, inadvertently places her directly in the middle of it. And her ex-fianc, Ellis’s brother, is back with an agenda of his own.
Undaunted, Verity presses forward, uncovering scandalous secrets, long-forgotten ghosts, and a shocking trail of clues that places her directly in the path of a killer. What Reviewers are saying5 Stars! Angie Fox has another winner with The Skeleton in the Closet.5 Stars!
If you liked the first book you are going to love this book.5 Stars! If you like cozies with likable heroines, look no further.5 Stars! Well written with just the right amount of suspense. Rating: Clean and WholesomeParanormal Cozy Mystery Romance (with a cute pet skunk!
14. Shadow on the Stairs: Urban Mysteries and Horror Stories (Haunted Library)
Author: by Blair Daniels
August 17, 2018
How will you die?Dr. Atwell knows. He knows how everyone will die, even the ones he won’t kill himself. He also knows about all your clones. You didn’t really think you were the original, did you? He’s even traveled back in time to bring his daughter back from the dead.
SHADOW ON THE STAIRS is a collection of short thriller, horror, mystery, and suspense stories. Each bite-sized page turner is a quick, exciting read, made more so by Dr. Atwell’s elaborate narrative subtly woven between the stories. Supernatural and paranormal encounters.
Deranged murders and master assassins. Mad experiments and profane rites… Delve into these mysteries and join the hunt to discover the truth. Praise for Shadow on the Stairs: “This book is filled with quick and easy-to-read horror stories that pack a punch.” Review”Blair has the incredible ability to weave the most mundane passing thoughts into creepy nightmares.
She does this without evocative shock and gore and instead builds imagery and cadence that lead you there. She manages to build a world of existential dread that is not too unlike our own and doesn’t waste time.” Review”I devoured it in a day and a half.