The nights are getting longer, the weather getting colder, and Halloween is here.
For those of us who love to immerse ourselves in eerie tales, there’s no better way to get into the spirit of the season than curling up with a good book.
If you’re on the lookout for some chilling reads this Halloween, here are three Canadian books that are perfect for setting the mood.
Ghost Lake by Nathan Niigan Adler
“Ghost Lake” is a collection of interconnected stories, each one sending shivers down the spine. Adler masterfully weaves Indigenous stories and characters into modern narratives, creating a hauntingly beautiful tapestry of tales.
Set around the titular Ghost Lake, each story delves into the supernatural, blending horror with traditional folklore. The eerie setting and rich, atmospheric storytelling make “Ghost Lake” an unmissable read. This book is a thrilling dive into the supernatural.
Stillwater by Chip Zdarsky and Ramón K. Pérez
The graphic novel “Stillwater” by Chip Zdarsky and Ramón K. Pérez is a must-read for graphic novel lovers and horror fans alike.
This gripping story is set in a town where nobody dies. The concept might sound appealing at first, but as the narrative unfolds, Zdarsky and Pérez expose the darker side of immortality. The stunning artwork and the compelling plot make “Stillwater” an engrossing and unsettling read, perfect for Halloween night.
The Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais
Lastly, “The Witches of Moonshyne Manor” by Bianca Marais is a delightful yet dark tale of witchcraft and mystery. Set in a world where magic feels tangibly real, this novel follows a coven of elderly witches. They face threats from both outside and within their ranks.
Marais’s storytelling is both enchanting and thrilling. This book is ideal for those who enjoy their Halloween reads with a touch of whimsy and a lot of suspense.