If you liked The Shining by Stephen King…

…then try one of these similar books!

The Amityville Horrror / Jay Anson

An account of the four weeks of terror experienced by an Amityville, Long Island, family after moving into a house in which a particularly gruesome mass murder had once been committed.

 

Sopaths / Piers Anthony

Killing children is an ugly business, but the alternative is so much uglier. Abner Slate just watched his five-year-old daughter, Olive, kill his wife and son. Olive is a sopath. Born without souls, sopaths are children who will lie, cheat, rape, and murder to get what they want. There’s one in every family these days, destroying America’s heartland from within. After murdering his daughter in self-defense, Abner is taken in by a secret network of sopath victims called Pariah.

The Loveliest Dead / Ray Garton

The Kellar family finds their illusions of starting over shattered when they discover that their new home harbors an unimaginable evil as the dead, determined to destroy the living, come to life.

 

Heart-Shaped Box / Joe Hill

A collector of obscure and macabre artifacts, unscrupulous metal band musician Judas Coyne is unable to resist purchasing a ghost over the Internet, which turns out to be the vengeful spirit of his late girlfriend’s stepfather.

 

Mr. Splitfoot / Samantha Hunt

Mr. Splitfoot tracks two women—Ruth (a scam-artist foster kid), and, decades later, Cora (her pregnant niece)—as they march, each in her own time, toward a mysterious reckoning.

 

The Haunting of Hill House / Shirley Jackson

Anthropologist and ghost hunter Dr. John Montague invites three strangers to stay in haunted Hill House for the summer. One of the guests is 32-year-old Eleanor, for whom three months in a haunted house is preferable to caring for her invalid mother. Soon, Eleanor begins to see and hear things that the other guests cannot. Is it all in her imagination, or is she the only one who can perceive the evil that lurks in Hill House?

The Vision / Dean Koontz

Mary Bergen, a gifted clairvoyant, uses her psychic ability and haunting visions to help the police solve crimes both past and present while feeling powerless to stop the murders, until she envisions her own death.

 

Hell House / Richard Matheson

An aging millionaire seeking proof of life after death employs an unusual team of of investigators to probe the mysteries of the supposedly haunted and evil Belasco House.

 

Midnight Voices / John Saul

Cheryl Evans is a recently widowed mother of two. Things seem to have fallen into place when she meets Anthony Fleming and they are quickly married. She and her two children move into Fleming’s luxury apartment on Central Park West despite her son’s misgivings about the building and the people who dwell there. The building is home to a monstrously evil secret.

A Head Full of Ghosts / Paul Tremblay

The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when 14-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of what at first seems to be acute schizophrenia, a condition which only gets worse, leading them believe its actually demonic possession, as they become the center of a reality TV show.

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