To celebrate the launch of our Summer Writing Competition, we choose our top five books on the same theme: Make Us Scared. We cannot wait to find a brand new author we can add to our lists.



  1. The Likeness by Tana French
  2. The Woods by Harlan Coben
  3. The Ice Twins by S K Tremayne
  4. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
  5. The Secret History by Donna Tartt



  1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  2. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
  3. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
  4. We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  5. American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis



  1. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  2. Under the Skin by Michel Faber
  3. Sister by Rosamund Lupton
  4. The Book of You by Claire Kendal
  5. Saturday by Ian McEwan



  1.  The Three by Sarah Lotz
  2. I See You by Clare Mackintosh
  3. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  4. The Shining by Stephen King
  5. Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson