I was talking to my wife about the state of horror novels and there seems to be a bigger trend toward a story being unsettling than scary.
I read quite a few books in the last couple of years and I can pick a handful that truly scared me. Last Days by Adam L.G. Nevill, Kill Creek by Scott Thomas, and The Fisherman by John Langan are exceptions.
But it feels like there’s a move away from scary into the realm of unsettling.
I’d like someone to show me a book that I haven’t read that would change my mind on that.
You can look on my Goodreads profile to see what I’ve read.