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50 Must-Read Contemporary Horror Novels

Book Riot has compiled a list of 50 contemporary horror novels worth checking out if you love a good scare.
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Brother (Ania Ahlborn)
Brother (Ania Ahlborn)
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Shutter (Courtney Alameda)
Shutter (Courtney Alameda)
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The Dead Girls at Hysteria Hall (Katie Alender)
The Dead Girls at Hysteria Hall (Katie Alender)
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Another (Yukito Ayatsuji)
Another (Yukito Ayatsuji)
5
The Long Lankin (Lindsey Barraclough)
The Long Lankin (Lindsey Barraclough)
6
The Imago Sequence
The Imago Sequence
7
Broken Monsters (Lauren Beukes)
Broken Monsters (Lauren Beukes)
8
Suicide Motor Club (Christopher Buehlmann)
Suicide Motor Club (Christopher Buehlmann)
9
Anna Dressed in Blood (Kendare Blake)
Anna Dressed in Blood (Kendare Blake)
10
Kin (Kealan Patrick Burke)
Kin (Kealan Patrick Burke)
11
Three Hundred Million (Blake Butler)
Three Hundred Million (Blake Butler)
12
The Girl From the Well (Rin)
The Girl From the Well (Rin)
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One Bloody Thing After Another (Jacob F. Field)
One Bloody Thing After Another (Jacob F. Field)
15
The Passage
The Passage
16
The Troop (Nick Cutter)
The Troop (Nick Cutter)
17
Universal Harvester (John Darnielle)
Universal Harvester (John Darnielle)
18
The Good House (Tananarive Due)
The Good House (Tananarive Due)
19
Windeye (Brian Evenson)
Windeye (Brian Evenson)
20
Experimental Film (Gemma Files)
Experimental Film (Gemma Files)
21
Into the Drowning Deep (Mira Grant)
Into the Drowning Deep (Mira Grant)
22
Darkhouse (Karina Halle)
Darkhouse (Karina Halle)
23
My Best Friend's Exorcism (Grady Hendrix)
My Best Friend's Exorcism (Grady Hendrix)
24
HEX (Thomas Olde Heuvelt)
HEX (Thomas Olde Heuvelt)
25
Heart-Shaped Box (Joe Hill)
Heart-Shaped Box (Joe Hill)
26
Entropy in Bloom (Jeremy Robert Johnson)
Entropy in Bloom (Jeremy Robert Johnson)
27
Mongrels (Stephen Graham Jones)
Mongrels (Stephen Graham Jones)
28
Hammers on Bone (Cassandra Khaw)
Hammers on Bone (Cassandra Khaw)
29
The Red Tree
The Red Tree
30
The Graveyard Apartment (Mariko Koike)
The Graveyard Apartment (Mariko Koike)
31
The Fisherman (John Langan)
The Fisherman (John Langan)
32
The Missing
The Missing
33
The Ballad of Black Tom (Victor Lavalle)
The Ballad of Black Tom (Victor Lavalle)
34
Let the Right One in (John Ajvide Lindqvist)
Let the Right One in (John Ajvide Lindqvist)
35
The Hidden People (Alison Littlewood)
The Hidden People (Alison Littlewood)
36
Ghost Road Blues (Jonathan Maberry)
Ghost Road Blues (Jonathan Maberry)
37
Bird Box (Josh Malerman)
Bird Box (Josh Malerman)
38
Winter People (Jennifer McMahon)
Winter People (Jennifer McMahon)
39
Certain Dark Things (Silvia Garcia-Moreno)
Certain Dark Things (Silvia Garcia-Moreno)
40
No One Gets Out Alive (Adam Nevill)
No One Gets Out Alive (Adam Nevill)
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