Best Creepy Books To Read For Halloween

As the cool weather sets in, it’s time to curl up and get cozy with the perfect thriller. Whether you’re into a good murder-mystery or prefer all around horror, here are the best scary books to get you psyched for the spookiest holiday of the year. Check out our picks for best books to read this Halloween.

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Consumed, David Cronenberg

Cronenberg’s latest project has been a dream come true. The 71-year-old Canadian filmmaker has just released his crime mystery novel and says it was a long time coming. Consumed follows two young journalists, Naomi and Nathan, who travel to Europe to investigate a truly gruesome crime. As per the title, they become consumed in an R-rated tangled web of their own. Although Consumed marks Cronenberg’s first novel, the storyline still offers fans the Cronenburg-esque themes that we know and love from his previous works.

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The Secret Place, Tana French

This hot new “whodunit” crime novel is a gripping addition to the Dublin Murder Squad series. Detective Stephen Moran receives a photo of a boy who was found murdered, a year ago, at a girl’s boarding school. The caption of the unexpected delivery reads “I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM.” Moran takes this as an opportunity to make an impression with Dublin’s Murder Squad, and Detective Antoinette Conway joins him to solve the case. You won’t believe what unfolds as both detectives explore the secretive world of teenage girls.  

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Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn’s 2012 thriller was recently adapted for the big screen and  has achieved tremendous success. In this unusually heart-wrenching tale of a broken marriage and a mysterious disappearance, there are no shortage of plot twists. Nick and Amy’s marriage may have began a fairytale but ends quite the opposite. After Amy goes missing, all the evidence makes Nick the prime suspect. The story unfolds through a series of interesting and unsuspecting flashbacks and discoveries.

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Unlucky 13, James Patterson

Just when San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer has finally settled into her life as a new mom, the FBI sends her a photo of a killer from her past. Mackie Morales is the most dangerous mind the Women’s Murder Club  has ever been faced with. This pulse-racing thriller is a race against time to find the deranged killer before she strikes again.

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