The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. One postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country physician, is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall.
Cormac McCarthy - The Road. McCarthy's The Road describes the journey of a father and son after some unknown disaster has destroyed the majority of life on this planet. Won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in Very dark.
Joanne Harris is obviously a fantastic writer, but other than Chocolat, this book is her best in my opinion. About a poor boy growing up around rich kids. Totally threw me. Did not see this book going where it did, it was insane.