Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
My sister had to read this book for work (she’s a librarian) and it caught my eye because it looks like an Ikea catalog. And it’s a horror story. What?
The story follows a disgruntled worker at Orsk, an Ikea-like store, that is not what it appears to be. After the store begins to be vandalized a group of workers stay after hours to catch the criminal. However, it’s not what it seems. Creepy things start to happen–the emergency lights that are impossible to turn off black out and a fake door opens to a smelly hallway that shouldn’t be there. Members of the group are kidnapped and tortured by ghosts!
This book was entertaining and quite scary and a little bit gross. A typical haunted house story, the author cleverly includes the how the ghosts came to be and why they are still there. Twists and turns in the store split up the group and lead to them being tortured by machines that are illustrated as though they were furniture items to be sold in Orsk.
Overall this book was an easy and creepy read. I really enjoyed how it looked like an Ikea catalog. There were actual illustrations of furniture that you could find in a store like this. The story was entertaining and had a great haunted house ending.
If you like horror stories, you should definitely check this one out!