3 Books That Will Make You Scared to Travel By Plane, Boat and Car

Here are 3 books that creeped me out and made me rethink travel by plane, boat and car.

The Strain, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

Y’all know what happened to the passengers on THAT flight? They had a vampire traveling with them and he killed them ALL. No thank you!

A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Ephraim “Eph” Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.

Fevre Dream, George R.R. Martin

What happens when you travel on a ship with a bunch of vampires on it? Nothing good my friend … nothing good.

When struggling riverboat captain Abner Marsh receives an offer of partnership from a wealthy aristocrat, he suspects something’s amiss. But when he meets the hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York, he is certain. For York doesn’t care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marsh’s dilapidated fleet. Nor does he care that he won’t earn back his investment in a decade. York has his own reasons for wanting to traverse the powerful Mississippi. And they are to be none of Marsh’s concern—no matter how bizarre, arbitrary, or capricious his actions may prove.

NOS4A2, Joe Hill

I’ve got 2 words for you – The Wraith. That car makes your dark side come out and amplifies it.

Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.”

Have you read any books that has disastrous effects for travelers?


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  1. These all sound absolutely amazing and positively spooky. Thanks for sharing these great recs Tanya – definitely great for getting into the Halloween spirit! 😉

  2. NOS4A2 was super creepy, my first but not last Joe Hill book. And I went into this thinking it was a kid’s middle grade suspense read (don’t aks, something about the cover )!

  3. Kelly

    Oct 28

    The Three by Sarah Lotz. You will not want to fly again!
    I want to read The Strain after reading this post…so glad that I read this AFTER my weekend flight to NYC though…haha! No more plane travel in my future anytime soon, so I think now would be a good time. 🙂

  4. Finley Jayne

    Oct 25

    I haven’t read any of these yet but I’m writing the titles down-they all sound great!

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