In Old Bones by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, a research team assembles to seek the last camp of the Donner party, the snow-bound pioneers who fell to cannibalism as supplies ran out. new terrors await. Historic interest gives way to terror as their discoveries provoke present day violence. In The Institute by Stephen King, a boy is kidnapped and finds himself in a windowless room in a corridor occupied by other children. Their common bond? Paranormal abilities -telekinesis and telepathy—which are being exploited by their keepers for sinister purposes. Either tale is likely to give you a case of the heebie-jeebies.