Nothing like a little suspense to get you through those early evenings of Daylight Saving Time
By Stephen King, Scribner, 448 pages
Stephen King brings the Hodges trilogy to a sublimely terrifying conclusion, combining the detective fiction of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers with the heart-pounding, supernatural suspense that has been his best-selling trademark. The result is an unnerving look at human vulnerability and chilling suspense. No one does it better than King.
By Mary Shelley, Simon & Schuster, 284 pages
This masterpiece of 19th-century Gothicism and the prototype of the 20th-century science fiction novel was conceived in the Swiss Alps in mid-June 1816 after a conversation about bringing corpses to life provoked a nightmare. Death and the terrors of childbirth—as much as Romanticism, a burgeoning awareness of unconscious drives and contemporary ideas of atheism, the collapse of the social contract and the corrupting influence of society on human nature—inform this story of a man (or monster) built by Dr. Victor Frankenstein and brought to life by electricity. If you didn’t read it in high school, you must now.
Rachel, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. Based on Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel and starring Emily Blunt. In theaters October 7.
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team—led by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams)—is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers. To find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly humanity. In theaters November 11.
Doesn’t matter if you’re late to the party. You can binge-watch like everyone else on Netflix. A love letter to the ‘80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.