Hex is an astonishing novel it really is. His newest book, 'Echo' that came out last year is just as good. An author similar to him which I really enjoy is Paul Tremblay if you want something else in that kind of vein.I've read soooo many good books... Not necessarily the best, but some more modern ones that caught my attention are:
* All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr ... a wonderfully tragic tale of the relationship between a boy and girl on two sides of WW2.
* Hex - Thomas Olde Heuvelt ... one of the few horrors to actually spook me with it's graphic descriptions.
* The Thursday Murder Club - Richard Osman ... delightfully easy to read, and subtly funny to boot.
* In The Relm Of Hungry Ghosts - Gabor Mate ... non-fiction, but genuinely a most thought provoking and inspiring voyage into the cure of addictions.