Death of a Gigolo

I love the new book section of my public library! My local library always does a great job of stocking exciting new titles, both fiction and nonfiction, and I usually find myself perusing the shelves every time I drop in to pick up and return books. My last trip to the library was just a…

Weird Things Customers Say In Bookstores

When I have the opportunity to talk to other readers, I'm always interested to know the kinds of books they prefer reading. I've met a lot of people over the years who have very definite preferences when it comes to the books they read. Some people prefer to read books in specific genres, while others…

Lock Every Door

This week I finally had a chance to read Riley Sager's Lock Every Door. I had read one of her other novels (Final Girls) earlier this year as part of the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge and really enjoyed her writing style, so I was excited to dive into her newest book. Lock Every Door is a…

The Turn of the Key

What kinds of things scare you? During this time of year, our thoughts may turn to ghosts and zombies, killer clowns, or other murderous characters from horror movies...the "things that go bump in the night." A close friend once told me that she found psychological thrillers far more frightening than traditional horror movies, because they…

The Haunting of Hill House

There's something about the concept of the haunted house that has always been fascinating to me. I think some of my interest goes back to when I was a kid, watching Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! for the first time. It was one of my favorite shows when I was younger. As an adult, I'm still…

The Institute

When you think about horror, who is the first contemporary author that springs to mind? For me, it's Stephen King. The first time I read King's work was in college, when a friend recommended that I read Salem's Lot. I found the novel interesting and began to seek out more of King's work. I haven't…