So if you’ve followed my posts on Because Reading (or even back at Fantasy is More Fun) for a while, you know this girl doesn’t really read horror. I’ve ventured into the genre a handful of times – almost always as a book club read. However, I DO enjoy a good suspense and to me that qualifies as a good Spooky read. So here are my top Suspenseful Spooky Recs.
Book Recommendations for October that are simply Spooktacular!!
These were all 5 star reads that I would consider Thriller/Suspense.
You may note that I listened to all of these and I have to say the narrations definitely added to the experience. Here are the first few lines of each review, which I’m linking so you can check out the rest if you’d like.
These are all 4/4.5 stars. If you haven’t already picked up on a theme… Ruth Ware & Imogen Church make a fantastic pair and I’d rush to listen to ANY of Ware’s books if you like suspense. I have officially read all her books now. Many of these are series – I’ll note where I’ve read (and liked) the entire series.
This series (which I’ve read all of and rated each book 4 stars or higher) takes place in Las Vegas and is a mix of delightfully sexy, a bit of dark, and some tricky suspense.
Troublemaker by Linda Howard – I have only read this book in the series so far.
I never wrote a review for the second book, but I enjoyed both books. They're not SUPER thrillery but still sort of qualify.
This was a good series but not an easy one to read - it's DARK YA for sure. I found myself drawing frequent comparisons to the TV show Dexter. The narrators switched mid series, which actually worked, even though it did through me off.
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
I haven't published my review yet - I wrote on on Goodreads though. I'll get the review up soon hopefully. This was my second Ruth Ware and I loved the way she keeps you anxious and the way she uses setting as basically another character in the story.
I have not read the second book, yet. I do plan to. I am also looking forward to watching the show based on the book, it's on Peacock THIS WEEK and I plan to watch (maybe today).