Confession--I cannot read scary books. Nor can I watch scary films. I'm a wuss.
That said, I must confess that there was a book that really shook me when I first read it a gazillion years ago. I'm not quite sure why I read it, but it left quite an impression on me. Here's the publisher's summary:
Holland and Niles Perry are identical thirteen-year-old twins. They are
close, close enough, almost, to read each other's thoughts, but they
couldn't be more different. Holland is bold and mischievous, a bad
influence, while Niles is kind and eager to please, the sort of boy who
makes parents proud. The Perrys live in the bucolic New England town
their family settled centuries ago, and as it happens, the extended clan
has gathered at its ancestral farm this summer to mourn the death of
the twins' father in a most unfortunate accident. Mrs. Perry still
hasn't recovered from the shock of her husband's gruesome end and
stays sequestered in her room, leaving her sons to roam free. As the
summer goes on, though, and Holland's pranks become increasingly
sinister, Niles finds he can no longer make excuses for his brother's
So, what books have scared the daylights out of you?
OK--several of you asked what this book was! The Other by Tom Tryon