Book Fix – Chills

We asked our Facebook friends for their favorite book that gives them chills. Here are some of their recommendations (see full list at the end).

Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Friends go to extremes to uncover the dark truth about the mysterious disease that has them quarantined at their boarding school on a Maine island.


Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
Folklorist Alvin Schwartz offers up some of the most alarming tales of horror, dark revenge and supernatural events of all time.


Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
As the second Mrs. de Winter, Rebecca is increasingly burdened by the shadow of her mysterious predecessor. She becomes determined to uncover the dark secrets no matter the cost.


Needful Things by Stephen King
A new store has opened that sells whatever your heart’s secret desire – sexual pleasure, wealth, power, or even more precious things. Even though every item has a nerve-shattering price, the owner is always ready to make a bargain.


The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling
A caver who takes a dangerous job to make enough money to escape her hardscrabble planet begins to doubt her handler’s motivations.


Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
A gothic murder mystery set in gritty Victorian-era London where an intrepid society girl finds herself embroiled in the investigation of a serial killer known as Jack the Ripper.


Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
This New York Times bestseller intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World’s Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death.


Growing Things & Other Stories by Paul Tremblay
A chilling collection of psychological suspense and literary horror from the multiple award-winning author of the national bestseller, The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts.


Night of the Hunter by R.A. Salvatore
Drizzt and his allies face a perilous journey through the Underdark and the dangers of the undead that lie within.


The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney
After moving into a new house Jane learns about the untimely death of the home’s previous tenant, a woman similar to Jane in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same patterns, makes the same choices, crosses paths with the same people, and experiences the same terror as the girl before.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. She must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story – and survive this homecoming.


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Washburn University Journalism student Maggie Cabrera is our communications intern for summer 2022.