Get ready to pad your TBR, here are just a few of August's new releases!  If you've missed the previous lists ( January ,   Februar...

This Month in Horror || August 2023

 Get ready to pad your TBR, here are just a few of August's new releases! 

If you've missed the previous lists (January, February, March, April, May, June, July) you can still check those out. And if you are looking for what's still to come, you can see the whole list for 2023 here.

If you have a book releasing this year and want to get on the list, click here and I'll get you added!


The Apology by Jimin Han

Expected publication: August 1, 2023 by Little, Brown and Company

In South Korea, a 105-year-old woman receives a letter. Ten days later, she has been thrust into the afterlife, fighting to head off a curse that will otherwise devastate generations to come.

Jeonga Cha has always shouldered the burden of upholding the family name. When she sent her daughter-in-law to America to cover up an illegitimate birth, she was simply doing what was needed to preserve the reputations of her loved ones. How could she have known that decades later, this decision would return to haunt her—threatening to tear apart her bond with her beloved son, her relationship with her infuriatingly insolent sisters, and the future of the family she has worked so hard to protect?

Part ghost story and part family epic, The Apology is an incisive tale of sisterhood and diaspora, reaching back to the days of Japanese colonialism and the Korean War, and told through the singular voice of a defiant, funny, and unforgettable centenarian.

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The Bonus Room by Ben H. Winters

Expected Publication: August 1, 2023 by Quirk Books

From New York Times best-selling and Edgar Award-winning author Ben H. Winters, this supernatural page-turner about a real-estate nightmare will make you think twice about your dream home.

Susan and Alex Wendt have found their dream apartment in a gorgeous Brooklyn brownstone.

Sure, the landlady is a little eccentric. And the elderly handyman drops some cryptic remarks about the basement. But the rent is so low, it’s too good to pass up.

Big mistake. Susan awakens every morning with fresh bug bites, but neither Alex nor their daughter, Emma, has a single welt. An exterminator searches the property and turns up nothing. The landlady insists her building is clean. Susan fears she’s going mad—until she makes a chilling discovery in the bonus room.

Filled with Hitchcockian suspense, The Bonus Room is a horrifying tale of a dream home that becomes a nightmare.

Previously published in 2011 as Bedbugs.

The Fiends in the Furrows III: Final Harvest

Expected publication: August 1, 2023 by Nosetouch Press

YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW THE FIENDS IN THE FURROWS FINAL HARVEST is a collection of nineteen stories embodying the menacing essence of Folk Horror. Folk Horror fans will uncover in these short stories tales of rampant rural monstrosity and agrarian horror within rustic settings, where dread sinks its roots deep into the earth to bring forth a bountiful crop of unforgettable terrors. Nosetouch Press is proud to present THE FIENDS IN THE FURROWS FINAL HARVEST to horror readers everywhere.


Die Booth, “Paper Coins”
Ryan Cassavaugh, “The Last Honeyboy”
Dan Coxon, “Come Sing for the Harrowing”
Matt Elphick, “Cooper’s Hill”
Tracy Fahey, “Witchwalking”
J.M. Faulkner, “Radegast”
Timothy Granville, “Sarsen Wood”
Coy Hall, “Herald of the Red Hen”
Fox Claret Hill, “Mrs. Badger’s Bones”
Charlie Hughes, “The Motley”
Rae Knowles, “Mulberry Silk”
Thersa Matsuura, “Child of the Gods”
Catherine McCarthy, “The Sickle and the Tithe”
Damien B. Raphael, “As the Thing is Needed”
Zachary Rosenberg, “The Gods That Drift With Us”
Melissa A. Szydlek, “Back Yonder”
Steve Rasnic Tem, “F is for the Farm”
Richard Thomas, “The Keeper of the Light”
Alex Wolfgang, “Malleability”

Wild Spaces by S.L. Coney

Expected publication: August 1, 2023 by

Robert R. McCammon’s Boy’s Life meets H. P. Lovecraft in Wild Spaces, a foreboding, sensual coming-of-age debut in which the corrosive nature of family secrets and toxic relatives assume eldritch proportions.

An eleven-year-old boy lives an idyllic childhood exploring the remote coastal plains and wetlands of South Carolina alongside his parents and his dog Teach. But when the boy’s eerie and estranged grandfather shows up one day with no warning, cracks begin to form as hidden secrets resurface that his parents refuse to explain.

The longer his grandfather outstays his welcome and the greater the tension between the adults grows, the more the boy feels something within him changing —physically—into something his grandfather welcomes and his mother fears. Something abyssal. Something monstrous.

The Handyman Method: A Story of Terror by
Nick Cutter and Andrew F. Sullivan

Expected publication: August 8, 2023 by Gallery / Saga Press

A chilling domestic story of terror for fans of Black Mirror and The Amityville Horror.

When a young family moves into an unfinished development community, cracks begin to emerge in both their new residence and their lives, as a mysterious online DIY instructor delivers dark subliminal suggestions about how to handle any problem around the house. The trials of home improvement, destructive insecurities, and haunted house horror all collide in this thrilling story perfect for fans of Nick Cutter’s bestsellers The Troop and The Deep.

Whalefall by Daniel Kraus

Expected publication: August 8, 2023 by MTV Books

The Martian meets 127 Hours in this scientifically accurate thriller about a scuba diver who’s been swallowed by an eighty-foot, sixty-ton sperm whale and has only one hour to escape before his oxygen runs out.

Jay Gardiner has given himself a fool’s errand—to find the remains of his deceased father in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Monastery Beach. He knows it’s a long shot, but Jay feels it’s the only way for him to lift the weight of guilt he has carried since his dad’s death by suicide the previous year.

The dive begins well enough, but the sudden appearance of a giant squid puts Jay in very real jeopardy, made infinitely worse by the arrival of a sperm whale looking to feed. Suddenly, Jay is caught in the squid’s tentacles and drawn into the whale’s mouth where he is pulled into the first of its four stomachs. He quickly realizes he has only one hour before his oxygen tanks run out—one hour to defeat his demons and escape the belly of a whale.

Suspenseful and cinematic, Whalefall is a thriller about a young man who has given up on life…only to find a reason to live in the most dangerous and unlikely of places.

Mosaic By Catherine McCarthy

Expected publication: August 8, 2023 by Dark Hart Books

Something wicked waits.

When a stained-glass artist embarks upon the restoration of a church window, her personal demons are put to the test when she unveils a conspiracy to reawaken a cosmic force.

Dead Ends by Marc E. Fitch

Expected publication: August 15, 2023 by Flame Tree Press

Four lives are thrown into chaos after a disturbed young man sets fire to an abandoned house with a chilling history, setting off a chain of events rooted in paranoia, powerlessness, desperation and tragedy that will ultimately converge in a day of horror.

Dead Ends is a powerful, character-driven novel of escalating tension and violence driven by isolation, politics and technology and set against the backdrop of a country in the throws of upheaval.

No one is safe. The residents of a small, forgotten neighborhood are being watched, stalked and harassed by someone or something, and it seems they are powerless to stop it, sending them down an all-too-real path of self-destruction and insanity. As the fear, desperation and death toll mounts, these seemingly average, normal people are twisted into doing the unthinkable.

The Lonely Lands by Ramsey Campbell

Expected publication: August 15, 2023 by Flametree Press

The latest bestseller from the ultimate craftsman of the dark fantastic, Ramsey Campbell. 

Joe Hunter has begun to adjust to the loss of his wife when he hears her calling from beyond, “Where am I?” His urge to help leads him into her afterlife, which is made up of their memories. Even the best of those is no refuge from the restless dead, and Joe can only lure them away from her. Soon they begin to invade his everyday life, and every journey he makes to find her leaves him less able to return. When her refuges turn nightmarish he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice to keep her safe…