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When Rabbit Howls by Truddi Chase is the most disturbing book I've ever read. To make it worst, the story is based on a real person and her real life experiences.
 

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The Wideacre series (incest) and The Wise Woman (don't know how to describe this, really, but it's pretty disturbing), by Philippa Gregory, would appeal to the V.C. Andrews fan, I think.
 

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A must read, imo :)

... cool. Thanks for the additional recommendation.
Will most likely be reading it by the end of the year.
Added to my cart.

Reminds me a bit of the movie The Search, 1948.
Kid coping with ww2 aftermath in it too.
 

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Ha, I love disturbing books, so it's good to see some recommendations :)

These books probably aren't as overly disturbing as books that other people have recommended. But they definitely unsettled me. They're all YA, I think, because I primarily read that genre:

Nicholas Dane by Melvin Burgess

The Walking Dark by Robin Wasserman

Fine Young Gentlemen by C.W. Slater

Almost Home by Jessica Blank

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

Crash Into Me by Albert Borris

Slow Blind Drive by Gwen O'Toole

A Certain Age by Rebecca Ray
 

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Here's some of my picks-
1. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
2. God's Own Country by Ross Raisin
3. The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe
4. Winter Birds by Jim Grimsley
5. Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley
6. Singing Songs by Meg Tilly
7. The Box Children by Sharon Wyse
8. The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan
9. Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates
10. Pursuit by Joyce Carol Oates
11. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
12. Beside the Sea by Veronique Olmi
13. Honour Thy Father by Lesley Gleister
 

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I read "Bent Heavens" by Daniel Kraus last week. It's a sci-fi YA, but is by far the most disturbing novel I've read. The things in that book wouldn't leave me for days. Every time I thought of it I'd get a sinking feeling in my stomach. I'd still rate it five stars because it moved me so much. I very much recommend this.
 

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