5 Psychological Thrillers To Put You In The Halloween Spirit

With Halloween right around the corner, there are so many different ways to get into the holiday spirit. From decorating your place to shopping for a ton of candy that you know you’ll devour in a matter of days, the list of Hallow’s Eve celebrations goes on and on.

One of the best ways to get into the swing of Halloween is a good, new read, but not just any kind. Try a psychological thriller. There’s nothing like cozying up with a book, but what about a book that keeps you up all night and stays with you long after it’s finished? Spooky.

Check out these seasonally-appropriate selections. Good luck getting to sleep after reading these.


1. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

This lengthy thriller touches on murder, kidnapping and revenge. Slaughter doesn’t shy away from difficult subjects, and readers will appreciate it. This book will make you cringe and think. The best part is that you won’t want to put it down.

Purchase it here.


2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

If you haven’t read this yet, you should know that it’s a cult favorite and was turned into a huge movie adaptation. Diving into the crazy lives of Nick and Amy Dunne as they take on all kinds of twists and turns is no easy task, but it’s one that will leave you wanting more. It’s the definition of a page-turner.

Purchase it here.


3. The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

This one is a chilling story about a family looking for their eight-year-old child after she goes missing while looking for a Christmas tree. The family hires a private investigator named Naomi to aid in their search and she reveals details of her own dark past as she searches for the missing girl.

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4. The House by Simon Lelic

This pick might seem like a cookie-cutter cliché, but it’s so much more than that. In this story, a couple moves into their dream home only to make a terrible discovery. Their attempts to ignore the horror only turn out to be a big, big mistake. The plot of this book is full of twists, but you’ll be eager to keep up.

Purchase it here.


5. Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber

Barber’s book is not your typical thriller. Are You Sleeping is about a popular podcast that reopens a murder case and begins to unravel the life of the victim’s daughter.

Purchase it here.

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