Turn of the Screw by Henry James-book reviews-book-woman and home

A young governess sent to look after two orphaned children settles in to a pleasant and comfortable house. All is not as it seems, however, as she is gradually pulled deeper into an atmosphere of psychological terror.

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Don't Look Now by Daphne du Maurier, £6.99

Don't Look Now by Daphne du Maurier, £6.99

A couple trying to escape the emotional pain of the death of their young daughter go to Venice, but end up deeply embroiled in psychic premonitions delivered by two old ladies. Things go from bad to worse for this grieving couple as a series of strange events turn their world upside down, culminating in a nail-biting end. Buy Don't Look Now by Daphne du Maurier

The Shining by Steven King, £6.29

The Shining by Steven King, £6.29

A couple and their young son - a 'shiner' with psychic abilities - are sent to look after an empty hotel during the winter season. As the son's visions become stronger, the couple struggle to keep control of their sanity, but what is causing these strange visions and who are the surprise guests staying at the empty hotel? Buy The Shining by Steven King

Beloved by Toni Morrison, £5.59

Beloved by Toni Morrison, £5.59

The American civil war is over and a Kentucky family are troubled by the ghost of a child, Beloved, who was murdered at the hands of her mother. Set on retribution, Beloved comes back to haunt those who wronged her. Buy Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill, £4.09

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill, £4.09

Arthur Kipps is sent to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the owner of the remote Eel Marsh House. When the locals refuse to talk about a ghostly woman, dressed all in black, Arthur delves deeper - with devastating consequences. A surprisingly modern ghost story. Buy The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, £1.99

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, £1.99

The classic story of a supernatural being brought to life by a gory scientific experiment. The idea for Frankenstein came to Mary Shelley during a story writing contest with Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron at Lake Geneva. It still continues to haunt the generations. Buy Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 

She: A History of Adventure by Rider Haggard, £6.99

She: A History of Adventure by Rider Haggard, £6.99

Two British explorers, Leo Vincey and Horace Holly, discover a lost kingdom in the heart of Africa. It is ruled by a beautiful yet terrifying woman with supernatural powers named She. As Leo and Horace penetrate deeper in to the labyrinthine kingdom, they discover at what terrible cost these powers have been accrued. Buy She:A History of Adventure by Rider Haggard

Dracula by Bram Stoker, £1.99

Dracula by Bram Stoker, £1.99

Forget Twilight, Bram Stoker's cult classic was the original vampire novel. Everyone knows the story of Jonathan Harker's unsavoury encounters with the pointy-fanged, garlic-averting count. A genre-defining read that every book worm must experience. Buy Dracula by Bram Stoker

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, £2.50

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, £2.50

Edgar Allan Poe's haunting narrative poem traces a distraught lover's slow descent in to madness as he is tormented by the image of a talking black raven. A true, supernatural classic from the master of the macabre. Buy The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Quiet Houses by Simon Kurt Unsworth, £9.99

Quiet Houses by Simon Kurt Unsworth, £9.99

Quiet Houses is a collection of short stories that revolve around the ghostly hauntings of a neighbourhood. Ghost hunter, Richard Nakata, lies at the centre of this portmanteau novel as the man investigating these various supernatural happenings. A highly acclaimed novel from the new generation of supernatural thrillers. Buy Quiet Houses by Simon Kurt Unsworth