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2018 Reading List: Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

At ALA Midwinter, the Reading List Council announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers. Kill Creek by Scott Thomas (Inkshares, 2017) was selected as the winner of the Horror category.

An homage to horror and the authors who write it, Kill Creek features four prominent authors who are lured into spending the night in a famous haunted house as a publicity stunt. The aftermath is both unexpected and terrifying.

Below, check out the shortlisted titles for the Horror category, as well as read-alike titles for Kill Creek.

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Little Heaven

by Nick Cutter

A “gripping and terrifying story…and one not to be missed” (Robert McCammon) from the acclaimed author of The Troop and The Deep!

Gallery Books, 2017.

Click to Read an Excerpt.

Click to Read the Booklist Starred Review.

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In the Valley of the Sun

by Andy Davidson

Deftly written and utterly addictive, this Western literary horror debut will find a home with fans of authors like Joe Hill, Cormac McCarthy, and Anne Rice.

Skyhorse, 2017.

Click to Read the Booklist Starred Review.

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A God in the Shed

by JF Dubeau

So you’ve inadvertently trapped an ancient trans-dimensional god in your backyard shed; what do you do? That’s what Venus McKenzy and her friends would like to know.

Inkshares, 2017.

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Ararat

by Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden’s Ararat is the heart-pounding tale of an adventure that goes wrong…on a biblical scale. When an earthquake reveals a secret cave hidden inside Mount Ararat in Turkey, a daring, newly-engaged couple are determined to be the first ones inside…and what they discover will change everything.

St. Martin's Press, 2017.

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Click to Read the Booklist Review.

Read-alike Titles for Kill Creek

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