31 Days of My Favorite Horror Books – Day 14 – THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Jack Ketchum

For the month of October, I will be writing brief essays about my 31 favorite horror books.

girl next door

This one is fucking grim.

No, seriously, if you haven’t read this before you have to know going in that this is widely considered one of the most fucked-up and disturbing novels ever written in the horror genre.

Ketchum made a career straddling the line between true-crime and horror. Many of his stories and novels were loosely based on real-life occurrences. This book was based on the murder of Sylvia Likens (the real-life case if much worse than what the book depicts).

This novel is only for the fans of the extremely fucked-up shit. Seriously. If you think an Eli Roth movie or an entree in the SAW series is hardcore, you are NOT ready for this book.

This is as dark as it gets and I love it.

You can buy this book here.

Looking for more Halloween reading? Check out the newest titles from Deadite Press:



CRISIS BOY by Garrett Cook


WHITE FIRE by Brian Keene

White Fire

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