5 Chilling Reads Every Suspense Fan Will Love

Looking for a suspenseful book to deliver thrills and chills this October? Then you are in the right place! Here are 5 books you absolutely have to read if you’re a suspense fan!

Under My Skin by Lisa Unger

The unsolved case of the death of Poppy’s husband took a greater toll than even Poppy expected. After the unsolved murder, she experienced blackouts, only to turn up days later in a red dress with no memory of where she’d been…that is, until the memories potentially begin to resurface in her nightmares. Soon, Poppy realizes she’d being hunted and must unravel the mystery of not only her husband’s death, but her forgotten memories as well.

The Spite Game by Anna Snoekstra

High school isn’t easy for anyone growing up, but for Ava, it was a torment of daily bullying. Now an adult, she finds she can’t move on…not until she gets her revenge. Everyone does bad things when no one is watching, and Ava plans to bring those bad things to light, but what happens when someone catches on to Ava’s game?

Stranger Game by Peter Gadol

What happens when your sometimes-boyfriend goes missing, and no one seems to care but you? You take on one of his hobbies and play a stranger game, where you follow a complete stranger in real life the way you would on social media. This is Rebecca’s strategy as she hunts for Ezra, and soon her journey leads her to a dangerous subculture she never knew existed. Stranger Game is a haunting read and this is a book that will stick with you long after you’ve finished it.

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

We’ve talked about our love of this series before, but we just can’t stress enough how much we were looking forward to the latest entry in the Cormoran Strike series. And now that it’s here, suspense fans everywhere will really enjoy this mystery of a man recounting a mysterious crime he may have witnessed as a child. The case, however, is not the only twisted thing in Cormoran’s life, as his own personal life is becoming more and more troublesome by the day.

Guess Who by Chris McGeorge

Morgan Shepphard wakes up handcuffed to a bed in a hotel room surrounded by strangers. None of them know why they’re there and the discover of a corpse in the bathtub ramps up an already terrifying situation. Morgan’s deductive skills may be the only thing that can save them, but he’s a far cry away from the TV mysteries he normally solves. Guess Who is the definition of an addictive read that will keep you guessing right to the very end!


Are you a big suspense fan? Let us know what you’re reading now in the comments below!


    Working on blogs, videos, and book trailers, Elissa is involved in many aspects of BookClubbish’s digital projects. When not blogging, you can find her reading (obviously!) or binge watching something on Netflix.

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