Book Event

Monday, January 20, 2014

Thrills and Chills

Here are some books to keep you up at night:

Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman

A cold and snowy winter morning in the Adirondack Mountains brings devastation to Nora Hamilton’s life when she finds her Police Officer husband hanging from a frayed rope, an apparent suicide.  Disturbed that she had no idea he was suicidal, Nora starts to ask questions hoping to shed some light on the tragedy.   Surprisingly his co-workers and family seem intent on keeping her from finding answers and Nora discovers that some small towns will go to great lengths to keep past secrets buried.

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Journalist Scott McGrath destroyed his career and family when he made unfounded accusations about cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova.  Convinced that the reclusive filmmaker is involved in something sinister, McGrath decides to investigate when Cordova’s daughter apparently commits suicide.  As he goes deeper and deeper into Cordova’s creepy world McGrath finds that nothing is quite how it seems.

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Charles Manx is no ordinary serial killer as most people think.  Instead of killing the children he kidnaps he takes them in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with a NOS4A2 vanity plate to a terrifying place called “Christmasland,” a place not part of the real world.  After escaping from prison Manx goes after Vic McQueen who sent him there as a child.  Vic, who has an extraordinary ability of her own, now finds that it is up to her to stop Manx from taking her own son to “Christmasland.”