7 Of The Best Thriller Books To Get You In The Mood For Spooky Season

It’s September, which means that spooky season is officially upon us and the countdown to Halloween has begun. But before you start planning your costume and what to do for the big day considering parties most likely won’t go ahead, you’ll want to get into the right mindset for some chills and thrills first. So, to help you mentally prepare, we selected seven page-turning thriller books that will definitely get you in the mood. Plus, there’s nothing quite like cosying up with a gripping book on a autumn evening indoors…

1. One Perfect Morning by Pamela Crane Mackenzie

One Perfect Morning tells the story of Robin and Lily, who have been best friends since college. Twenty years on, they all live in the same neighbourhood with their perfect families, perfect houses, perfect lives… It would seem that nothing could come between these three women. But then a terrible past mistake catches up with them…

2. The Kingdom by Jo Nesbo

The Kingdom is Jo Nesbo’s latest novel you need to know about. In the mountains of Norway a man lives a peaceful existence. However one day his younger brother, always the more successful and charming of the two, turns up to visit, accompanied by his new wife. It soon turns out that the little brother is not quite as angelic as he seems.

3. Senseless by Ed James

Six weeks after vanishing, Sarah Langton is suddenly found – delirious and starved close to death. The police struggle to find any answers. When another missing person reappears, half-crazed and hysterical, a terrifying pattern emerges: a twisted predator is pushing his victims to insanity. Find out what happens next in Senseless

4. The July Girls by Phoebe Lock

In The July Girls, every year, on the same night in July, a woman is taken from the streets of London; snatched by a killer who moves through the city like a ghost. Addie has a secret: one morning her dad came home covered in blood. She thought he was hurt from bombs that were detonated across the capital – but then her sister Jessie found a missing woman’s purse hidden in his room…

5. Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson

It starts as a game at a book group one night. Never Have I Ever… done something I shouldn’t. But Amy Whey has done something she shouldn’t. And Roux, the glamorous newcomer to Amy’s suburban neighbourhood, knows exactly what that is. Roux promises she will go away – if Amy plays by her rules. In this escalating game of cat and mouse, there can be only one winner…

6. A Knock At The Door by T.W. Ellis

They ask for your husband. They just want to talk. THEY’RE LYING. Your husband isn’t who he says he is, say the people at your door. Come with us. Don’t trust them, says a voice on the phone. Run. Who would you believe? In this terrifying first psychological thriller by bestselling author T.W. Ellis, one woman goes on the run and is forced to question everything she held dear…

7. The One That Got Away by Egan Hughes

The One That Got Away tells the story of Mia, who thinks she has escaped her controlling ex-husband. She’s found herself a new home, a new boyfriend and a new life. But when the police arrive to tell her that Rob has been found dead on his boat, things quickly fall apart…

 

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