I still like to read scary books--and I've written quite a few myself.
I think the scariest is one I labeled psychological horror: Wishing Makes it So.
It's about a really bad little girl.
The hair color of the girl on the cover isn't right--but the face works.
I drew on some real life happenings for the story--some I"ll never reveal in a public forum.
Some of the mean things the child does came from grandkids that I asked, "Tell me some mean things other kids did to you."
Over the years as a residential service provider I've had lots of dealings with the regional center--and had fun including snippets about them. In real life they do a lot of good--but like any other such organization, they make a mistake now and then.
So, if you want to be scared right away, check out the book on Kindle.
Oh, and for a further incentive, this book received first place in horror from USA Books.