With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re pretty much in hearts-and-flowers mode. But maybe you’re not in the mood for a sweet love story right now? Don’t worry, we’ve still got you covered! We went to Ania Ahlborn, bestselling author of horror novels like WITHIN THESE WALLS, BROTHER, and the brand-new THE DEVIL CREPT IN to ask for a very…special…roundup of love-gone-wrong stories, and as you can see, she delivered! Pick up any of these great books on a day you feel like burning old love letters instead of sending a valentine.
And of course, don’t miss any of Ania’s own books, which showcase some pretty troubled relationships too!
Flowers In The AtticV.C. Andrews
Because after your dad dies and your family runs out of money, there's nothing better than being locked in the attic of your grandmother's estate while your mom traipses about like she never had kids in the first place.
Dark PlacesGillian Flynn
If investigating the murder of your family via Satanic cult ritual isn't bad enough...let's consider it may have been performed by your darling older brother.
There's nothing more harrowing than a true account of your famous mother trying to strangle you to death...after she adopted you. [Ed. note: This one is sadly out of print, but there are plenty of used copies floating around online! NO MORE WIRE HANGERS!]
Proof that writing a book is difficult; so difficult, in fact, that you might try to murder your wife and child after losing your mind.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
When your entire family dies at dinner via arsenic poisoning care of the sugar bowl, it's hard not to look guilty...because you actually might be guilty.
Within These WallsAnia Ahlborn
A washed-up true-crime writer desperate for a comeback is promised exclusive access to a notorious cult leader and mass murderer on death row who's ready to break his silence after thirty years. But this will be no ordinary interview...
Ah, the South—where the tea is sweet, the water is warm, and the murder is well-hidden from prying eyes! Get lost in this terrifying story set deep in Appalachia about a teenager determined to break from his family's unconventional and deeply disturbing traditions.
The Pretty OnesAnia Ahlborn
New York, 1977. The sweltering height of the Summer of Sam. And when a work friend goes missing, only Nell knows the awful truth; because doing the devil's work is easy when there's already a serial killer on the loose.
The Devil Crept InAnia Ahlborn
A young boy's cousin goes missing...and he's not the first beloved relative to vanish in Deer Valley. The truth may be too horrible to imagine...