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16 Spooky Books You Need To Read This Season

October 8, 2020

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Is there anything better than a spine-tingling thriller? These are the best spooky books to read when you need a pacy page-turner.

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Thrillers are always a good idea. No seriously, scaredy cat, they are! Because when the weather gets colder and Halloween is approaching, spooky books really do start to shine.

Whether you’re a fan of thrillers and horrors or not, picking up a slightly sinister read during the autumnal months is a must. From creepy kidnappings to magnificent murders, these are the kind of reads that have you hooked until way past your bedtime.

If you’re looking for a deliciously moreish killer read right now, here’s sixteen to take your pick from.

16 Spooky Books For Fall

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Wouldn’t it be a dream to spend the summer in a mysterious house? The Haunting of Hill House (aff) is a psychological thriller like no other. A chilling story that tells the tale of a haunted house in the most amazing manner. It should be at the top of your spooky books list!

The Furies by Katie Lowe

Bewitching stories are always wanted at this time of the year. And The Furies (aff) is a fabulous place to start. Violet starts at Elm Hollow Academy and under the spell of three charismatic girls. As their extracurricular activities start to get a little magical, Violet wonders if she might know the answers to what happened to a missing member of the group.

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

An isolated mansion, a brand new marriage, and hidden secrets haunt the story of Rebecca (aff). The beautiful first wife that any new bride would hate to have to face. This modern classic should be a must for your list of spooky books.

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

What lies behind a locked door? Or is it best never to find out? This is the haunting reality newlywed Elsie faced when she is sent to her late husband’s country estate during her pregnancy. Both chilling and charming, The Silent Companions (aff) is a must-read.

True Story by Kate Reed Petty

One of the most highly anticipated books of the year has been True Story (aff). Part horror part crime noir, it follows the story of a drunk girl at a college party after two guys drive her home. It's the small-town horror you need in your reading list.

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

Who doesn’t love a classic whodunnit? Lucy Foley’s insatiable novel is set within the grounds of a remote hunting lodge. As friends gather for New Year’s celebrations, a body is discovered and it’s certainly not an accident? The Hunting Party (aff) will keep you guessing and gripped to every single page.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

If your idea of the perfect thriller is a shocking twist that leaves you dying to talk about it, pick up The Silent Patient (aff). Alicia’s life was perfect. Until she shot her husband! But that was six years ago and she has spoken since. So now, you’re going to find out why.

The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

What can be better than a chilling, ghoulish novel during this time of the year? The Stranger Diaries (aff) will give you all you need and then some. A terrifying story is coming to life and a body has been found, but Clare is adamant she had nothing to do with it. So who did? Because the killer knows all of her darkest secrets.

The Turn Of The Key by Ruth Ware

When a live-in nanny position in a state of the art home comes with an impressive salary, is it too good to be true? The Turn Of The Key (aff) sees Rowan locked up in a jail cell for a murder she didn’t commit. She’s sure she didn’t do it – so then who did? This eery story will have you hooked from start to finish.

Lies Lies Lies by Adele Parks

Adele Parks is the queen of creating killer characters that stay with you – pun 100% intended. Lies Lies Lies (aff) tells the story of Daisy and Simon. Add a little too much alcohol, a handful of secrets (and then some), and the darker side of marriage. This is Parks at her absolute finest.

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Is there anything more glamorous than gothic noir? Mexican Gothic (aff) focuses on the elegant socialite Noemí and her newlywed cousin Catalina. With chic gowns to hidden secrets behind the walls of High Palace, the promise of ghosts, paranoia of poisoning and madness can be enjoyed in this gorgeous read.

The Breakdown by B A Paris

We all know silent calls are creepy, but Cass is adamant that someone is watching her. In The Breakdown (aff) Cass is consumed with guilt after failing to stop to help a woman in her car. And now she is dead. Is Cass really going crazy or is there something else going on? The Breakdown is an absolute delight that deserves to be on your spooky books list this season.

The Institute by Stephen King

If you’re a fan of Stranger Things, Stephen King’s latest novel will be a dream come true. Nobody escapes The Institute (aff). Kids with incredible talents are taken to the secret government facility and they’re looking for freedom, but will they get it? Expect twist, turns, and chills in this epic King cracker.

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Ghosts don’t exist, do they? Home Before Dark (aff) is the story of Baneberry hall and all that goes on within it. It twists, turns, and will make you want to sleep with the light on. If there's any book you make room for in your TBR this season, let it be this one.

The Other People by C.J. Tudor

Could C.J. Tudor be the queen of crime thrillers? In The Other People (aff), Gabe sees his daughter in the back of a car driving in front of him. It was the last time he saw her. For three years, he continues to search from her while Fran and her daughter Alice are running away with a secret Gabe would die to know.

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

Will you survive The Grace Year (aff)? Kim Liggett’s critically acclaimed novel is like nothing else. As girls reach their sixteenth year, they’re banished from the village to brave the wilderness and rid themselves of their alluring magic for one year. But can it change them and will they ever come home?

Are you a fan of thriller, horror, and spooky books? What are your most-loved reads? Share your favourites with the SOCIÉTÉ community in the comments below.

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  1. Linz says:

    I want to read the silent patient! I really enjoyed lies lies lies. Some of these can go on my list! Thanks for sharing!

    • Grace Olivia Parry says:

      It’s honestly one of the best books ever – the story is fantastic! Excellent, I hope you love them! X

  2. Lauren says:

    I’ve just finished reading Home Before Dark and I loved it. I’ve also just bought Mexican Gothic because I’ve heard a lot of good thing. Some of these books I haven’t heard of so I’ll definitely be checking them out!

    • Grace Olivia Parry says:

      I still need to read both but SO excited to get to them! I highly recommend The Silent Patient, The Turn of the Key and The Stranger Diaries! X

  3. Omg how have I not read any of these apart from Silent Patient! I’ve literally just screenshot them all so I remember to add them to my list.

    • Grace Olivia Parry says:

      You’re going to love them, babe! The Hunting Party needs to go straight to the top! X

  4. Amie says:

    I loved The Breakdown, it’s one of my favourite books!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  5. These all sound like wonderful Halloween reads! I am currently reading Misery by Stephen King. Need to add these to my book list

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