5 horror novels by women to read right now

Read these female authors after dark – if you dare.

The Grip of It by Jac Jemc

What makes Jac Jemc’s most recent novel The Grip of It so interesting? For one, the plot is a modern fresh take on a classic haunted house tale. Secondly, its cover boasts perhaps the most terrifying design on our list. And finally, its Amazon page contains one of the longest lists of accolades we’ve ever seen. The book made its way onto countless “Best of 2017” lists and was a finalist for the Chicago Review of Books Fiction Award. “The Grip of It stalks the reader through its pages with a silent, grayscale terror, like the brush of a web against your cheek in the dark,” writes Electric Literature. Three words: Sign. Us. Up.

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