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message 1: by Jarin (new)

Jarin (SleepySkeptic) | 1 comments As a fan of horror I love paranormal. But I much more prefer a serial killer (or cult, town, etc. basically just a human conflict) horror story much more. I find it way more scary and real. But paranormal/supernatural always seems to take main stage these days.

Any good, non paranormal horror book reccomendations?


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Angela Verdenius (angelacatlover) | 255 comments Jarin wrote: "As a fan of horror I love paranormal. But I much more prefer a serial killer (or cult, town, etc. basically just a human conflict) horror story much more. I find it way more scary and real. But par..."

Hi Jarin

I personally mainly read paranormal horror, but I did a Google and came up with this website - it might help.
http://whytoread.com/greatest-non-sup...


Mixofsunandcloud | 538 comments Provided you don't have a problem with gorey, I suggest you check out Jack Kilborn and Blake Crouch.


message 4: by Anne (w/ an E) (new)

Anne (w/ an E) (mzcatnthehat) | 793 comments I also prefer non-paranormal horror. Let me check my lists...


message 5: by Marie (new)

Marie | 3675 comments Well if you want a twisted serial killer book then you might like this book:

The Crucifix Killer (Robert Hunter, #1) by Chris Carter by Chris Carter


message 6: by Krystal (new)

Krystal (krystallee6363) | 775 comments Damn, I went looking at my horror list to see what I had and it turns out it's pretty much all paranormal! There's a nice variety of 'weird' and 'unique' but still none that are just straight up horrific people. Mr. Mercedes is about it. So I'm now also open to recommendations lol


message 7: by Anne (w/ an E) (last edited Oct 17, 2017 05:54PM) (new)

Anne (w/ an E) (mzcatnthehat) | 793 comments If you don't mind gore there are some by Jack Ketchum that are not supernatural (Off Season, Offspring, The Girl Next Door come to mind). Duncan Ralston, Jeff Strand. I actually like psychological horror (Blanky, Mr Goodnite, Offline)by Kealan Patrick Burke, some Duncan Ralston, The Night Parade by Ronald Malfi, older Stephen King, older Dean Koontz (older meaning 1980's ;), Shirley Jackson ). Nick Cutter writes old-school horror, too.


message 9: by Lee (last edited Oct 19, 2017 03:56PM) (new)

Lee Sherred (leesherredauthor) | 27 comments Hello guys, first off if this is deemed inappropriate then please delete. I don't mean it to be a plug as such. I noticed this thread because I've been marketing my debut book as a 'dark thriller' but, since the vast majority of reviews have mentioned how shockingly graphic some of the content is, I'm now not sure I shouldn't be marketing it as 'horror?' Long story short it starts during the Kosovo conflict of 1999 and is about a serial killer, nothing paranormal about it. Perhaps someone here is better educated on the subject than I am?

Lines of Justice Aždaja by Lee Sherred Lines of Justice: Aždaja

Thanks

Lee


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