Slow Burn Creepfests

Enjoy an atmospheric, quieter, slow burn creepfest? Then I've got some books for you! Clicking on any title will bring you to my complete review either here or at Goodreads if it's not here yet.

This list will updated whenever I get off my bum. The latest additions were added on August 8, 2017.

First the oldies. All of these books were written between 1906 and 1956 and all of them prove that well written fear-fests can stand the test of time.

1335601We Have Always Lived in the CastleSome of Your Blood23296980The Vampire Maid by Hume NisbetThe Cats of Ulthar by H.P. Lovecraft17899948

These books may be newer but they still build the dread like the classics and the payoff is always worth the wait.

The Bone Tree by Christopher Fulbright3025441611422798The Absence by Bill Hussey32240582Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone by Stefan KiesbyeThat Which Should Not Be by Brett J. TalleyThe House Next Door by Anne Rivers SiddonsFour and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie PriestThe Tooth Fairy by Graham JoyceDark Sister by Graham Joyce

And my most favorite book of creeping dread goes to . . . . 

The Red Tree by Caitlín R. Kiernan

Now tell me, what do you think of these and what have I missed?!


  1. I don't think I've read any of these...honestly my memory is terrible! I have seen the film Rebecca but that was when I was about ten and I remember nothing about it! I did love The Birds as a film though. The Cherie Priest one is on my tbr but I'm undecided on whether to read it or not.

    1. The Cherie Priest is a good one if you're in the mood for a ghost story.


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