Dark Thrillers for a Chilly Winters Day

The bitter cold can be the perfect setting for all kinds of things to go wrong in an unsuspecting fictional character’s world. Take a quick escape into the chilling and thrilling worlds of one of these wintry mysteries. ‘Cause sure, it may be cold outside … but nowhere near as cold or dark as it gets in these books.

Cover_The UndoingThe Undoing by Averil Dean

“On a bitter January evening, three people are found murdered in the isolated Blackbird hotel.” What ensues is the unraveling of the tumultuous, passionate and volatile past that’ll give you chills even the winter air can’t rival.

 

 

 

 

 

Cover_The Ice PrincessThe Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg

If you enjoyed your dark visit to Sweden in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series, you’ll love returning to it in this twisted tale (and another on this list) about secrets and obsession.

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Cover_Dark PlacesDark Places by Gillian Flynn

One winter night, Libby Day’s mother and two sisters were brutally murdered and the resulting suspicions and accusations only get more and more sinister with every detail uncovered.

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THE GOOD GIRL FTT 9780778317760_TS_PRD_BBThe Good Girl by Mary Kubica

What was supposed to be a simple kidnap and ransom deal takes a turn for the unexpected when the hired captor decides instead to hide his victim in a cabin in the dead of a cold Minnesota winter … changing everything, for better or for worse.

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Cover_The SnowmanThe Snowman by Jo Nesbø

It may be set in November, but make no mistake, this intense thriller is wintry to the bone, from the uncanny appearance of a snowman at the same time that a young boy’s mother disappears, down to the workings of a serial killer who victimizes women just like her, on the days of the first snowfall of every season.

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Cover_The ShiningThe Shining by Stephen King

A classic but with good reason! Though straddling the genre lines between thriller and horror, no edge-of-your-seat ride into the wintry literary landscape would be complete without a stop at the Overlook Hotel.

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Did we miss a thrilling read that you know to be a good choice to curl up with in the winter months? Let us know in the comments!

    Gina Shin

    Gina is a Marketing Assistant at MIRA. A west coaster with intense love for beautiful mountains and beaches, few things make her happier than escaping into some natural scenery to unwind. Gina studied both English and Criminology in university, so it should come as no surprise that some of her favorite reads are mysteries and crime fiction. If not with her books, she is most likely playing instruments (usually guitar) and singing obnoxiously or lost in the world of Pinterest with a cup of strong black coffee.

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