If you want to add a little mystery to your October reading, here are some books I’ve enjoyed. Some oldies and some new stuff.
“Rosemary’s Baby” by Ira Levin
A quick, entertaining read about a young couple who move into an old, posh apartment building. The neighbors are not what they seem. Neither is Rosemary’s husband or the baby growing inside her.
Content note: Only some mild swearing, some sexual references, and one scene of satanic ritual which includes brief mention of nudity, and Rosemary is drugged, sees strange things, and is raped by the Devil (moderately described.)
“Interview with a Vampire” by Anne Rice
I’d seen the movie, but never read the book. It’s beautifully written, thoughtful (which makes it a little slow), and richly told. It’s fun to get to know these iconic characters more, and really see how much Anne Rice has influenced every major vampire franchise since this book’s release.
Content note: Infrequent swearing, some sensuality, and vampire violence
“Black Rabbit Hall” by Eve Chase
This newer book is classic gothic fiction (one of my favorite genres!). Old English estate, family secrets, atmosphere all over the place. Lovely writing, great mix of past and present narrative, and keeps you wanting more.
Content note: Some mild violence and mild sexual references
“All the Missing Girls” by Megan Miranda
This one is a really great mystery/thriller about the past coming back to haunt the present. Nic heads back to her hometown to help her sick father, and instead finds new and old terrifying experiences. The coolest part: the narrative is told backwards. Good reading!
Content note: Some foul language, including some F-words, some violence, and some sexual references.