We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory
Five victims are brought together by a psychologist specializing in recovery after traumatic events. Her patients are not your typical victims of violent crime. Each feels unique and isolated, yet she brings this group together to help one another heal through the similarities in their experiences. These people have been through a lot, one was kidnapped and mutilated by cannibals, and another had her bones scrimshawed. (Think about that last one for a bit and try not to shudder.) But by bringing these singular victims together will the other that has touched them reach out again?
This is a great quick read (less than 200 pages!) to get you in the mood for Halloween. Spooky and creepy, yet it’s a really interesting dynamic between the characters at group. Lots of twists and turns and jumps keep you guessing what will happen next. Very much set in a Lovecraft universe with touches of Cthulhu’s tentacles even though he who must not be named is never actually mentioned.