Even if summer seems like the most inappropriate time to read horror novels, fans of scary books know that there's no bad time to send chills down your own spin. Responding to a reader request, redditors have suggested some deep-sea horror novels for all your scary summer needs, so be sure to pack one of the nine books below for your next boating outing.
I have to say that, although the good folks at the Suggest Me a Book subreddit have plenty of fantastic suggestions for readers looking for a little summer horror fun, they've left out a few of my favorite deep-sea horror novels. Two books I would highly recommend are both based on video games, but will thrill and chill you even if you don't play. The first is Dead Space: Martyr by B.K. Evenson, which focuses on a team of researchers who experience vivid hallucinations of their dead loved ones after they are sent to study a signal coming from Mexico's Chicxulub crater. The second, John Shirley's BioShock: Rapture, explores the creation and downfall of an underwater, libertarian paradise where everything is permitted — including gene-splicing experiments to provoke the next stage in human evolution. If you're looking for more deep-sea horror, check out what redditors suggested below: