Scary Lockdown Reads for 2020 ~ Iain Rob Wright

Scary Lockdown Reads for 2020

Welcome to September! I wonder what treats this month has in store for us… I dread to think. To help get you through to 2021, here’s a list of Scary Lockdown Reads.

As you can imagine, I’ve been doing a lot of reading in these strange, housebound days, so I thought I would share some of the doozies I have recently discovered. It’s pretty much all horror, but then what else would anyone want to read in 2020?

Scary Lockdown Reads 1 – Invasive

 

Chuck Wendig's InvasiveI hate small things. I hate microscopic viruses that can make us bleed from our butt holes and puke up Pot Noodles long into the night. I hate small portions at restaurants (seriously, for twenty quid, I want to be sweating by the time I leave). I also hate bugs (although I find them fascinating). Invasive is a book about bugs.

Chuck Wendig has written a great little thriller that is equal parts horrifying and educational. If you don’t like ants, then you’ll dislike them even more after this creepy crawly read. (I once tried to keep ants in a formicarium. It didn’t go well)

This was my first introduction to Wendig’s work, and it prompted me to buy more. You can grab a copy by following this Amazon link – https://amzn.to/3bw6NvL


Scary Lockdown Reads 2 – Cold Storage

Cold Storage - David Koepp

I really enjoyed this one for the characters. I like flawed protagonists striving to do better and this is what we get here. I also liked the way that the deadly fungus was a character all of its own. Lots of action, science, and claustrophobia. I personally loved it. Cold Storage by David Koepp is an easy and fast paced read that anyone should enjoy. Warning – animals might explode.

It might also have inspired me to write a book about my very own deadly fungus, but I’ll make no comment about that! You can grab a copy by following this link to Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Z82uSk


Jeff Strand The OddsScary Lockdown Reads 3 – The Odds

I’ve shouted many times about how I love Jeff Strand’s books (Dweller and Pressure are masterpieces). Some of his horror is really funny, but some of it is played entirely straight like The Odds. This is a tense cat and mouse story is the vein of Richard Laymon’s In the Dark. It’s cringy and exciting and tense. I really enjoyed it and I’m sure any horror lover would too. It’s not challenging, it’s just pure, nailbiting fun.

Grab your copy here, and check out Jeff’s other books too! https://amzn.to/35aiyqp


Scary Lockdown Reads 4 – What Happened to Lori

What happened to Lori - joe KonrathBefore I ever released a book co-authored with Joe Konrath, I was a big fan of the bearded man’s work (Origin is one of my favourite books ever). While Joe currenrly splits his time between horror and his Jack Daniels cosy mysteries, his scary stuff is among the best in the genre. After a short period of dormancy, he seems to be firing the horror novels out again, and I for one am delighted.

His recent novel What Happened to Lori is like nothing else you’ve ever read. It’ll cause you to ask questions with every page, and Joe masterfully keeps the answers from us until the very last moments of the book. The characters are interesting, the plot outrageous, but I can promise you won’t be able to stop thinking about it once you start reading. My number one Scary Lockdown Readsrecommendation for 2020. It has a sequel, which is also good, but the first entry is truly memorable.

Grab your copy here: https://amzn.to/3578PkR


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12 Replies to “Scary Lockdown Reads for 2020”

      1. My reading list presently consist of reading Joe Hill books and yours. Since you were so kind as to give away four of your books for free and yes I am a new reader of your work. And I told myself no more end of the world books until the pandemic was finished. I am one third through Gates and have already finished Legion. Thanks, I think.

  1. Wow, Jeff Strand has put out a lot of books! Wolf Hunt was great fun and Leaders of the Pack was a fantastic anthology.

    I’m currently really enjoying reading your book, Dark Ride and looking forward to several more over Halloween reading.

    I highly recommend Austin Crawley as an author who would fit in with both you and Strand. Very imaginative stuff.

  2. Since I have all your books on my Kindle, our taste must be similar. Lori is the only one I have so I will check these out! Let me say no one will be disappointed with your books. They are fantastic. Thanks for caring about your fans!

    1. My reading list presently consist of reading Joe Hill books and yours. Since you were so kind as to give away four of your books for free and yes I am a new reader of your work. And I told myself no more end of the world books until the pandemic was finished. I am one third through Gates and have already finished Legion. Thanks, I think.

  3. Hi Iain, thank you for these suggestions. I love your books; I’m currently reading The Gates and have already finished The Spread. I think it’s great how you keep in touch with your readers. Keep up the great work!!!

  4. I just binged watched alllllll of the hell on earth books in one night lol they were awesome! I couldn’t put down my phone as I read them on my kindle app. I’m so glad they were able close the final gate and that Mass survived! My favorite characters were the crazy Vamps, Rick, and Aymun. I was sad they didn’t survive but glad they made it to heaven! I could type all day but I’ll leave my ranting now lol

    But please a sequel to animal kingdom!

    Oh I also like how all of your stories are connected 😆 tethered. My favorite line?

    Didn’t I kill this guy already?

    Paraphrasing lol but Damien about Sam lol

    Okay I’m done for real

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