And to celebrate October, here are some books about supernatural monsters and real-life monsters that will get you in the Halloween mood.
In this series, we follow the life of 17-year-old Cameryn Mahoney. She is fascinated by forensics and persuades her father, the county coroner in sleepy Silverton, CO, to take her on as his assistant. After that, it’s one crazy and suspenseful story after another, each more gruesome than the last.
I read this series in high school, and they were a few of the best books I’ve ever read. They got me interested in shows like ‘Bones’ and ‘Body of Proof.’
I must warn you, though. These books are not for the faint of heart. Each book takes you into the inner working of an autopsy, and they do not skimp on the details. Each killing and each dead body are more gruesome with each book.
When I first read these, it was the first time I had read about so much gore, crime, and psychological horror. So much suspense, so much detail, so many inner workings of the human mind. I was hooked on the first page. If it weren’t for this series, I wouldn’t have gone on to read other psychological horrors, one of my favorite genres.
I find it very strange that I love these books because, as a kid, I was very squeamish. I blame my elementary school for making us read a short story about the first open-heart surgery. There was a picture, for goodness sakes! Who makes a class of fourth-graders read that? I still can’t read anything about the heart or feel my own heartbeat without getting the shivers. Now I’m sort of numb to gore, and I’ve learned to ignore the stuff that’s too much for me. It’s for the best, in my opinion. I still don’t like watching horror films, though. I just read about them on Wikipedia.
I recommend this series to anyone interested in forensics.