6 horror novels to read this winter

Spook yourself into not leaving the house until you finish these books.

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The dead of winter — with its bleak, endless nights, hushed landscapes and frigid isolation — lends itself to the macabre and the gloomy
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Most people associate horror films and novels with October and the run-up to Halloween. But the dead of winter — with its bleak, endless nights, hushed landscapes and frigid isolation — lends itself best to the macabre and the gloomy. Here are five upcoming novels that will keep you huddled under your weighted blankets until spring:

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