Halloween is only a few weeks away. Try these scary reads
Special to the Whig
This week the good people at the Cecil County Public Library have decided to honor October with a list of supernatural- thriller- mystery type reads. Think you can get through them without jumping? Good luck. The Binding (2016)
By Nicholas Wolff Something’s not right in the seemingly idyllic small town of Northam, Massachusetts. Psychiatrist Nat Thayer diagnoses his new patient Becca with an obscure condition sometimes described as “walking corpse syndrome,” but assures her father there are no evil spirts controlling his daughter. When Becca’s rare disorder appears to be contagious, affecting his neighbors, Thayer works to uncover the town’s dark and wicked history to solve the source of the plague, before everyone he loves is gone.
By Sarah Rayne When the Harpers, a couple from New Jersey, inherit a dilapidated Victorian mansion in England, they are delighted and move in with their young daughter. After she is plagued with nightmares and suddenly disappears, the Harpers call on their friend Professor Michael Flint to research the murky history of the house. Can Flint and his friend, widowed antiques dealer Nell West, unravel the mystery before the Harpers become part of the house’s tragic legacy? The Passenger (2016)
By F.R. Tallis It’s 1940 and a German submarine captain has been tasked with a secret mission to pick up two prisoners of war in Iceland and deliver them to Germany. When one of the prisoners goes rogue, the aftermath is shocking and leans toward the supernatural. Fans of World War II fiction and movies like “Das Boot” will enjoy this dark read.
For more information, title availability and reading recommendations, please visit the Cecil County Public Library’s website at cecil. ebranch.info, facebook.com/ cecilcountypubliclibrary, call 410-996-5600 or stop by any branch.