Saturday, October 26, 2019

7 Creepy Christian Fiction Reads

Some of you might recall that this summer I got excited about a new podcast called The Christian Bookworm. I even recorded the first few episodes but eventually realized it just wasn't what I wanted to focus on.

Maybe someday a podcast could be in my future... But right now it just isn't. I love to write and I love to be a wife and mother. There's not much time for anything else and I am okay with that.

However, I still love all those Christian books and I still want to share them. I have decided to start posting the podcast book lists as blog posts here instead. I know quite a few of my readers are big fans of Christian fiction so hopefully you will enjoy these.

This first list should probably have come out on September 30th but alas, here it is now, just in time for a week of spooky Halloween reading. Seven creepy Christian fiction novels that are sure to get your adrenaline going. 

Abomination by Colleen Coble... This one was originally a stand-alone novel but it's now the fourth book in the Rock Harbor series. I really like this series but this book just about did me in. I don't do creepy very well these days! We've got a serial killer, a survivor with amnesia, and a search-and-rescue heroine caught in the middle.
(This book has also been published under the title Haven of Swans)

The Delusion by Laura Gallier... This is probably the most haunting book on the list. I think about it all the time! Our protagonist's school is in the middle of a suicide epidemic and he's given a unique chance to see spiritual warfare attacks no one else can see... 

House by Frank Peretti... This one carries the horror of a Steven King novel and left me with nightmares. A group of people- some strangers, some not- find themselves stranded and seeking shelter in a house more sinister and evil than they could possibly have imagined.

Light from Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker... This one has a bit of magical realism feel to it and had me so curious as to which way it was going to go. The family patriarch is in the hospital after a tragic... Accident? Murder attempt? Suicide attempt? Our main character processes his grief along with childhood wounds and a chilling piece of his past that still haunts him.

Mind Games by Nancy Mehl... This one's for those of you who like a good detective story. Kaely Quinn is a criminal profiler for the FBI, specializing in serial killers since her father turned out to be a serial killer. Now the clock is ticking as Kaely works to stop a new killer who has several victims chosen before his grand finale- Kaely herself.

Over the Edge by Brandilyn Collins... This is by far the least horrific on this list but it still gave me the creeps! Janessa's husband is a renowned Lyme disease researcher, practically famous for his insistence that chronic Lyme doesn't exist. To make him truly see how serious Lyme can be, someone has infected Janessa with Lyme and several co-infections. Her health and marriage are spinning out of control as she fights to prove her story and get the treatment she needs... And prevent the madman from infecting her daughter next!

The String by Caleb Breakey... I still can't get over how creepy this one was! "The Conductor" is a sick and twisted man, using a group of people to do heinous, torturous, even murderous acts as if it were nothing more than a game. This one had me freaked out for weeks!

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