15 Thriller Books For Halloween

A strong sense of expectancy permeates the air as the days get shorter and the nights get darker. Halloween will soon be here, which provides the ideal justification for indulging in chilling stories that make you check the corners of your room for shadows.

It’s especially thrilling to lose oneself in a well-written thriller around this time of year when ghosts, ghouls, and other supernatural beings are everywhere. Halloween offers an opportunity to explore the realm of literature’s most compelling and terrifying genre: thrillers. Halloween isn’t just about costumes and candy.

These books are the literary equivalent of a haunted house, exposing you to fresh horrors and secrets at every turn of the page, keeping you glued to the pages till the early hours of the morning.

Our carefully picked choice of thrillers promises to offer whether you’re looking for psychological intrigue, supernatural chills, or heart-pounding suspense. The shiver that travels down your spine as you lose yourself in an exciting story has a certain attraction.

It’s the rush of adrenaline you experience when stumbling through confusing narratives, dealing with enigmatic individuals, and battling the unknowable.

These tales draw you into worlds where nothing is as it seems and the boundary between reality and nightmare blurs when the wind howls outside your window and the moon casts spooky shadows.

Here is a list of must-read thriller books to get you in the Halloween spirit if you’re prepared to go on an all-night reading adventure.

1 The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James

The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James

A classic ghost story that delves into themes of madness and the supernatural, perfect for Halloween.

2 The Family Plot” by Cherie Priest

The Family Plot" by Cherie Priest

A supernatural thriller about a salvage crew that unwittingly unleashes malevolent forces while stripping an old mansion for valuables.

3 In the Woods” by Tana French

In the Woods" by Tana French

The first book in the Dublin Murder Squad series, featuring a detective haunted by his past while investigating a new case.

4 The Whisper Man” by Alex North

The Whisper Man" by Alex North

A spine-tingling thriller about a father and son who move to a new town, only to discover its disturbing history.

5 Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexican Gothic" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

A gothic horror novel set in 1950s Mexico, where a socialite must confront terrifying secrets in a decaying mansion.

6 “The Silent Girls” by Dylan Young

"The Silent Girls" by Dylan Young

A small-town mystery involving a series of gruesome murders and a detective with her own troubled past.

7 The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins

Board this thrilling train ride as you follow Rachel, an alcoholic divorcée who becomes entangled in a disappearance that turns her life upside down.

8 Sharp Objects” by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects" by Gillian Flynn

A dark and twisted tale about a journalist returning to her hometown to investigate the murder of two young girls.

9 “The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson

"The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson

A classic haunted house story that will give you chills and make you question reality.

10 The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn

The Woman in the Window" by A.J. Finn

A recluse who spies on her neighbors becomes embroiled in a web of secrets and murder in this Hitchcockian thriller.

11 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson

Step into the world of investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist and hacker Lisbeth Salander as they uncover dark secrets and solve a decades-old mystery.

12 Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn

This psychological thriller will keep you guessing until the very end as a wife’s disappearance unravels a web of secrets and lies.

13 “Bird Box” by Josh Malerman

"Bird Box" by Josh Malerman

In a world where people must stay blindfolded to avoid seeing deadly creatures, a mother and her children embark on a perilous journey.

14 The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient" by Alex Michaelides

A gripping psychological thriller about a woman who hasn’t spoken a word since she allegedly murdered her husband.

15 The Shining” by Stephen King

The Shining" by Stephen King

If you want to be immersed in a bone-chilling tale set in a haunted hotel, this classic by the master of horror is a must-read.

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