Lock the door and put the light on. The KR team's most haunting books…

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tales_of_horror_01Which book has haunted you the most? Read on to find out what keeps The Killer Reads team up at night…

The Terror of Living by Urban Waite

Oh yes, the title says it all. Of course I expected to be scared by this one, and – praise be! – I wasn’t disappointed.

The thing is, it starts off so quietly. It’s all very modern-day Western; Phil Hunt dons his Stetson, saddles his horse and heads off into the North American mountains to pick up a very special delivery. There’s beautiful scenery, a nice travelling companion, and time spent just enjoying the good old open road. But of course, this is a drug run and the package at the other end contains $100K worth of cocaine.

Perhaps he was too busy admiring the view, but Hunt is soon busted by an off-duty cop. As he makes his escape, the traffickers set out to reclaim what’s theirs, and believe you me, this – this – is the scary bit.

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Pretty Little Things

Category: Books

A terrifying new standalone psycholgical thriller from the bestselling writer of ‘Retribution‘, Julliane Hoffman

Special Agent Bobby Dees knows what grief feels like. He understands the pain of losing a child. And he’ll do whatever he can to prevent it from happening again. The phone call that comes on a Sunday morning will take him away from his insular world of grief and sleepless nights — and into a far darker place. A young girl, Elaine Emerson, has gone missing and only Dees has a chance of finding her. It seems that Elaine was last seen waiting to meet her boyfriend – a mysterious figure she met secretly on the internet, who goes by the name of “El Capitan”, and whose reality is as cruel and chilling as the worst thing Dees can imagine!

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An interview with Jilliane Hoffman

Category: News

jilliane-hoffmanKiller Reads: What inspired you to write Pretty Little Things?

Jilliane Hoffman: My daughter was just eleven years old when a classmate of hers started a texting relationship via cell phone with a boy she’d met on the internet. She had pretended she was sixteen and he had claimed he was a teen, as well. This classmate then passed the telephone numbers and email addresses of all her fourth grade friends along to her new cell phone pal. The friends, being eleven year old girls, thought the whole thing was pretty funny and so they continued the ruse and ‘told’ this stranger that they were all 16.

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