Best new horror books in July 2022

What they find there is a nightmare of mold growth and possessed wildlife, around a dark, pulsating lake. Madeline sleepwalks and speaks in strange voices at night, and her brother Roderick is consumed with a mysterious nervous disease.

Aided by a fearsome British mycologist and a bewildered American doctor, Alex must unravel the secret of the House of Usher before it consumes them all.

Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology edited by Vince A. Liaguno and Rena Mason

Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology edited by Vince A. Liaguno and Rena Mason

Type: Anthology
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication date: July 19

Den of Geek says: After enjoying Screaming out of the dark so much last month, we’re on the hunt for the next big horror anthology…and it could be this one. Stephen Graham Jones and Tananarive Due are among the diverse list of authors.

Publishers summary: Offering new stories from some of the biggest names in horror, as well as some of the hottest emerging talents, Other horrors will provide the ultimate reading experience for horror fans looking to explore the fear of ‘the other’.

Whether they are from a different culture, a different background, a different sexual orientation or gender identity, a different belief system or a different skin color, some people just aren’t part of the majority of the community and are perceived as scary. Humans are almost instinctively inclined to fear what is different, and there are a multitude of individuals who have spent far too long on the outside to look within. And the thing with the outside is . . . it’s much bigger than you think.

In other horrors, horror writers from a multitude of underrepresented backgrounds have created stories about ordinary people, places and things where something shifts and strikes a deeper, much more primal chord of fear. Are our eyes playing tricks on us, or is there something truly sinister beneath the surface of what we thought we knew? And which one of us is? For real the other right?

They're Drowning Our Daughters by Katrina Monroe

They’re Drowning Our Daughters by Katrina Monroe

Type: novella
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication date: July 12

Den of Geek says: That title promises something monstrous and ghostly in this novella hailed by Jennifer McMahon and Booklist as a female-centric gothic treat.