About Us

Step too close to the edge. Look a killer in the eye. Feel a chill run up your spine.

Simon & Schuster Canada and Kobo are pairing up to bring you Dark Side Reads, a collection of the best in mystery, thriller, horror, and suspense, by authors who are experts in fear.

Each month, we’ll focus on a new release, bringing you never-before-seen content, amazing ebook deals, monthly themed giveaways, Twitter chats, and more!

Need more Dark Side Reads? The newest releases are just the start. Dark Side Reads offers a curated list of the best in dark reads from the last twenty years. Get our top picks—from Jeffery Deaver and John Connolly to Sandra Brown and J.A. Jance—we’ll release a new selection of ebook deals each month. For the most voracious readers, the finale feature in June includes seventy Dark Side Reads ebooks.

Think you can handle it? We’re starting off with Nick Cutter, whose debut, The Troop, Stephen King called “old-school horror at its best.” In Little Heaven, Cutter returns with an epic tale that chronicles the terror when hell, or the closest thing to it, invades a remote New Mexico settlement. In February, we’re off to Italy, where Sandrone Dazieri’s Kill the Father follows a young man recovering from a childhood spent trapped in a concrete silo. From the deepest realms of horror, to the fast-paced thrillers everyone is buzzing about, we have books to satisfy every dark side reader.

Join us on DarkSideReads.ca, Kobo.com, and with #DarkSideReads on Twitter and Facebook.