The Passage

passageJustin Cronin
2010
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The latest test subject in a covert government experiment, abandoned six-year-old Amy is rescued by an FBI agent who hides them in the Oregon hills, from which Amy emerges a century later to save the human race from a terrifying virus. [NoveList]

The Historian

The HistorianElizabeth Kostova
2005
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Discovering a medieval book and a cache of letters, a motherless American girl becomes the latest in a series of historians, including her late father, who investigate the possible surviving legacy of Vlad the Impaler. [NoveList]

Lisey’s Story

Liseys_StoryStephen King
2006
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Two years after losing her husband of twenty-five years, Lisey looks back at the sometimes frightening intimacy that marked their marriage, her husband’s successes as a novelist, and his secretive nature that established Lisey’s supernatural belief systems. [NoveList]

The Terror

terrorDan Simmons
2007
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Captain Crozier must find a way for his crew to survive the deadly attacks of a sea monster, in a novel loosely based on the mid-nineteenth-century Arctic expedition originally led by Sir John Franklin. [NoveList]

The White Devil

white_devilJustin Evans
2011
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Andrew Taylor is a young American student who goes to Britain to attend Harrow, an exclusive private boy’s school in London. The description of the gothic school sets the tone to the book from the start. Andrew will perceive the presence of a ghost and witness the murder of one of his friends. People close to him will be infected by tuberculosis. Andrew will discover that the ghost is a young boy who attended Harrow around 1807 and was the lover of Lord Byron. Andrew bears a strong resemblance to the poet, so much so that the ghost seduces Andrew and infects those close to him with the virus to get rid of any competitor. Andrew will try to get rid of the ghost in order to stop the spread of the disease and to save his friends, and will confront the ghost in the final pages of the book.

Good atmospheric horror story that touches on the life of Byron.