Jenny and Rae here bringing you 10 thrillers that we think are a little creepy and perfect for the Halloween season!
1. Little Darlings by Melanie Golding
Why Rae thinks you should read this book: If you love fairytales as much as I do, you’re going to love Little Darlings by Melanie Golding. With fairytales woven in throughout, the book plays with reality and forces you to question what’s real and what’s imagination.
Pair this book with: a companion book of fairytales.
2. Verity by Colleen Hoover
Why Jenny thinks you should read this book: If you want to read a creepy book that makes you want to throw it across the room in fear while reading it, Verity is totally the book for you. No lie, this book messed my brain up for a good long while. I actually joined a group on FB just to discuss it (and the group has like 5k members so I’m not alone). It’s been months since I’ve read it and I STILL think about it.
Pair this book with: A lock for all your bedroom doors. No seriously.
3. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Why Rae thinks you should read this book: I pretty much loved everything about The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. While the pace is slower, the book is a slow burn in all the right ways. And that ending!
Pair this book with: a meat and cheese tray with a healthy dose of red wine on the side.
4. Abducted by T.R. Ragan
Why Jenny thinks you should read this book: This book freaked me out. I know I just said that about Verity but hear me out ok? Abducted is about a serial killer and SPIDERS. I mean how much more horrifying can you get than that? I’m still shivering thinking about this book.
Pair this book with: a can of Raid and a garbage can
5. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
Why Rae thinks you should read this book: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter is gruesome and horrifying, so be sure you’re mentally prepared for this beast. If you like a scary thriller, this one’s for you!
Pair this book with: a snuggly blanket and a roaring fire.
6. Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
Why Jenny thinks you should read this book: Fun story, I picked this book as a read for our first group read in a book group I’m in. I didn’t read the synopsis real well beforehand. Needless to say, we had a LOT to talk about. Baby Teeth is incredibly creepy and features a small yet terrifying little girl. You’ve been warned.
Pair this book with: a nightlight and a blanket to hide under
7. An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Why Rae thinks you should read this book: I thought An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen was amazing. I listened to this one on audiobook, so if you enjoy audiobooks, I highly recommend you grab your headphones and plug in for this one! This book kept me guessing. There were so many twists and turns, and I wasn’t sure how it was going to end.
Pair this book with: dark chocolate and a cat in your lap.
8. Recursion by Blake Crouch
Why Jenny thinks you should read this book: Time travel books always are mind-bending and Recursion was such a cool read with a twist on time travel. I definitely spent a lot of the book saying, “What the heck?” repeatedly.
Pair this book with: two tylenol and a glass of water
9. Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo
Why Rae thinks you should read this book: I had no idea I loved Amish mysteries so much until I plugged into Linda Castillo’s books. Sworn to Silence is the first book in the Kate Burkholder series and will probably always be my favorite. If you enjoy murder mysteries in an unusual setting, check out this book! Bonus: this one is also great on audiobook.
Pair this book with: locked doors, locked windows, and a clear schedule (because you won’t want to stop reading!)
10. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
Why Jenny thinks you should read this book: A girl who needs money makes the decision to live in an exclusive apartment building as an apartment sitter. Things aren’t what they seem though and this book took some crazy twists.
Pair this book with: a snake, but maybe only one you see at the zoo and not inside the house haha