Thriller October V2

Hello bookworms!! I’m so excited for the second year of Thriller October. Last year was so fun!

Below you will find book suggestions for different types of thrillers! Remember you can read mysteries and horrors as well. I’ve also added a BIPOC authors list and encourage you to choose from that list as well.

BIPOC Authors:

  • When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole (2020)
  • Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier (2018)
  • Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier (2020)
  • Every Reasonable Doubt by Pamela Samuela Young (2013)
  • My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (2019)
  • And Now She’s Gone by Rachel Howzell Hall (2020)
  • Tell me Your Secret by Dorothy Koomson (2020)
  • Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (2017)
  • The Red Queen Dies by Frankie Y. Bailey (2013)
  • Broken Places by Tracy Clark (2018)
  • The Good House by Tananarive Due (2003)
  • Murder in Montego Bay by Paula Lennon (2017)
  • Darling by Rachel Edwards (2019)
  • Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley (1990)
  • Grown by Tiffany D Jackson (2020)
  • A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette (2020)
  • Lakewood by Megan Giddings (2020)
  • Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett (2017)
  • American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson (2020)
  • The Striver’s Row Spy by Jason Overstreet (2017)

Mild thrillers:

  • The Lion’s Den by Katherine St. John (2020)
  • Behind the Red Door by Megan Collins (2020)
  • The Night Swim by Megan Goldin (2020)
  • Home Before Dark by Riley Sager (2020)
  • The Last Flight by Julie Clark (2020)
  • The Safe Place by Anna Downes (2020)
  • The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michelle Campbell (2020)
  • Tracy Crosswhite Series by Robert Dugoni
  • Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones (2019)
  • An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena (2018)
  • Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel (2005)
  • The Whisper Man by Alex North (2019)
  • The First Mistake by Sandie Jones (2019)
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco (2016)
  • This House is Haunted by John Boyle (2013)
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818)
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (1959)
  • Dracula by Bran Stoker (1897)
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (2019)
  • Verity by Colleen Hoover (2018)
  • Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (2019)
  • The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton (2018)
  • The Invited by Jennifer McMahon (2019)
  • One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus (2017)
  • The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor (2018)
  • Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell (2017)
  • Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan (2018)
  • The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager (2018)
  • A Nearly Normal Family by MT Edvardsson (2019)
  • I Found You by Lisa Jewell (2016)
  • Watching You by Lisa Jewell (2018)
  • Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz (2015)
  • In a Dark, Dark, Wood by Ruth Ware (2015)

Medium Thrillers:

  • The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda (2020)
  • A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight (2020)
  • The Guest List by Lucy Foley (2020)
  • The Shadows by Alex North (2020)
  • His & Hers by Alice Feeney (2020)
  • The Wicked Sister by Karen Donne (2020)
  • The Chestnut Man by Sloven Sveistrup (2019)
  • Lock Every Door by Riley Sager (2019)
  • The Lies We Told by Camilla Way (2018)
  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (2006)
  • Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier (2018)
  • Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin (2014)
  • Los Manos Pequenas (Little Hands) by Andres Barba (2017)
  • Bird Box by Josh Malerman (2014)
  • Anything by Gilly MacMillan
  • The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry (2019)
  • Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill (2007)
  • Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage (2018)
  • The Cabin at the End of the Woods by Paul Tremblay (2018)
  • Stolen Things by R. H. Herron (2019)
  • Contagion by Erin Bowman (2018)
  • Where Sleeping Dogs Lie by Luc Vors (2018)
  • My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing (2019)
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (2012)
  • Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough (2017)

Extra Scary Thrillers:

  • Still House Lake by Rachel Caine (2017)
  • No Exit by Taylor Adams (2017)
  • House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski (2000)
  • The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (1983)
  • Ring by Koji Suzuki (1981)
  • Lying in Wait by Liz Nuget (2016)
  • The Ritual by Adam Nevill (2011)
  • Fantasticland by Mike Bockoven (2016)
  • The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (1971)
  • I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney (2019)
  • Final Girls by Riley Sager (2017)
  • Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson (2019)
  • The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson (2015)

Witchy Book suggestions:

  • The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike (1996)
  • Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman(2003)
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (2011)
  • The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston (2012)
  • Witches of East End by Melissa De La Cruz (2012)
  • Witch and Wizard by James Patterson (2011)
  • The Witching Hour by Anne Rice (1991)
  • The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (2020)
  • The Witch’s Market by Mingmei Yip (2015)
  • The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson (2020)
  • The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox (2018)
  • A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan (2018)
  • Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin (2019)
  • Trace of Evil by Alice Blanchard (2019)
  • The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab (2020)

I’m surely missing a lot of books with these lists, but thank you to everyone that helped create them! I hope you find some new others to love. Looking forward to reading all the books with you guys in October!

Happy Reading!

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