R.I.P. Recommendations

I mentioned in a recent post that I was reading The Crying Child by Barbara Michaels for R.I.P. XVI and that turned out to be a perfect read to kick off the spooky reads season. It had an old house with a turret, a graveyard and the eerie cries of a child in the night.

I wasn’t sure what to pick up next and I know I had made a list of some potential reads but you know how that goes. I have a hard time sticking to a list and while looking through my shelves I found The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James and guys, this is fabulous.  Wait until you get to chapter five.

Anyway, I was thinking that for those of you who may still be looking for some suggestions I wanted to share some of my favorites from recent years.

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon. West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter. This another story involving ghosts and the ties between mothers and daughters.

The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons. Colquitt and Walter live in a charming, peaceful suburb. Life is made up of enjoyable work, long, lazy weekends, and the company of good neighbors. Then, to their shock, construction starts on the vacant lot next door, a wooded hillside they’d believed would always remain undeveloped. Disappointed by their diminished privacy, Colquitt and Walter soon realize something more is wrong with the house next door. Surely the house can’t be haunted, yet it seems to destroy the goodness of every person who comes to live in it. This was such a great read.

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay. Late one summer night, Elizabeth Sanderson receives the devastating news that every mother fears: her thirteen-year-old son, Tommy, has vanished without a trace in the woods of a local park. I thought the author captured the relationships between young kids so well but there is certainly evil lurking in this story.

The Whisper Man by Alex North. I finished reading this one last month and it would have been perfect for R.I.P. After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town. But the town has a dark past and there are whispers at night.

Let me know if you’ve read any of these and if you liked them. I’m close to finishing The Haunting of Maddy Clare and I almost don’t want to finish it’s that good but at the same time I’m looking forward to more spooky reads. I’ll keep you posted on what else I read.

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