#WickedGoodReads With Creepy Small Towns

This month, I’m reading some wickedly creepy books for #WickedGoodReads, so let’s talk about Creepy Locations.

The Winter People, Jennifer McMahon

After reading this book, you may revisit the idea that living off the grid in a town where people disappear frequently is a good idea.

West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, 19-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara’s farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace./em>

Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn

This is the story of what happens when one person dominates / owns a town and the people in it. I had a little bit of dislike for almost all the characters in Sharp Objects … which kind of makes it a good book because it gave me all the feels.

WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart
Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker’s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille’s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

Enter Night,  Michael Rowe

Welcome to Parr’s Landing, Population 1,528… and shrinking. With an introduction like that, the stage is set for one of the most atmospheric books I’ve read. So much happens in this book that it made me start wondering what bodies were buried in my own town.

What book would you recommend in any of these categories? What was the location in the last creepy, scary book you read?


// Comments //

  1. Love the sound of The Winter People. And as much as I loved Gone Girl, I hated Dark Places so that has put me off reading Sharp Objects. Last creepy book I read was All Our Blessings and included a nun being crucified and a priest being murdered, they kind of deserved it though :O If you read it, you’d get it!

    • Tanya Patrice

      Oct 14

      @Trish I wouldn’t say Sharp O is a must read – I got annoyed so many times with the characters in that book!

  2. The Winter People sounds like a good read! Thanks for sharing some ideas of good October reads!