Bloom by Delilah S. DawsonIt's love at first sight when academic Ro meets artisan Ash at the local farmers market, though their intoxicating sapphic romance quickly takes a turn for the sinister when Ro discovers that the Ash she thought she knew doesn't exist. Try this next: Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield.
The Reformatory by Tananarive DueSet in Jim Crow-era Florida and inspired by real events, this disturbing historical horror novel chronicles the hardships faced by young Black boys at an abusive reform school haunted by monsters both human and supernatural. For fans of: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead; When the Reckoning Comes by LaTanya McQueen.
And Then She Fell by Alicia ElliottMohawk woman Alice's picture-perfect marriage to a white academic man unravels after the birth of her daughter, when she begins hearing voices, losing time, and having unrelenting nightmares. As her grip on reality becomes increasingly frayed, she must embrace her peoples' Haudenosaunee creation story to find her way back to herself. For fans of: Bad Cree by Jessica Johns; The Haunting of Alejandra by V. Castro.
A Haunting on the Hill by Elizabeth HandThis atmospheric, contemporary retelling of gothic classic The Haunting of Hill House stars a lesbian couple who rent the iconic manse and find their stay plagued by menacing supernatural phenomena that play on their deepest fears. For fans of: The September House by Carissa Orlando.
The Dead Take the A Train by Cassandra Khaw and Richard KadreyA ragtag group of characters fight off grotesque cosmic monsters in New York City's underground in this compelling urban fantasy, the first in the Carrion City duology. For fans of: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin; Sister, Maiden, Monster by Lucy A. Snyder.
My Darling Girl by Jennifer McMahonA woman and her estranged mother enter an uneasy cohabitation in this chilling psychological horror novel exploring childhood trauma and family secrets. Try this next: Mothered by Zoje Stage.
A Haunting in Hialeah Gardens by Raul PalmaIn this intensifying and darkly humorous debut, a debt-ridden Bolivian American spiritualist accepts an exorcism gig that promises an end to his financial woes, but it quickly becomes more than he bargained for. For fans of: The Devil Takes You Home by Gabino Iglesias.
Last to Leave the Room by Caitlin StarlingInvestigating why her city appears to be sinking, scientist Tamsin Rivers discovers a mysterious door in her basement through which her doppelganger emerges. But who is the real Tamsin? Try this next: The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher; This Thing Between Us by Gus Moreno.
Black River Orchard by Chuck WendigThe apples in Harrow, Pennsylvania's orchard promise a better life to anyone who eats them -- but something nightmarish lurks in the soil. For fans of: Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky.
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