Halloween is a time to dress up and pretend to be someone else for the night but it’s also the time where we scare each other and come up with terrifying stories. In the spirit of Halloween, here is a list of adult thriller/horror novels that you should check out if you like suspense!
Dracula by Bram Stoker
This classic gothic horror novel written about the infamous vampire, Dracula, has been referenced so many times in popular culture. Read this thrilling and scary book with intense details about the landscape and setting that will make your imagination go wild and your heart pound.
419 by Will Ferguson
This Scotiabank Giller Prize winning global thriller captures the life of a woman and her journey with fraud, death and seeking justice in a foreign land. As the book unravels, the suspense becomes intense with riveting and persuasive story telling
The Green Mile by Stephen King
If you have yet to see the 1999 film adaptation with Tom Hanks, the novel is a good place to start. This book takes place in a penitentiary following a man, John Coffey, and his journey down death row and what really happened the night of the terrible crime he was condemned for.
Trust No One by Paul Cleave
This psychological thriller follows an crime writing author who is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and confesses he committed the crimes written in his stories. As the story unravels, the stories he created and the story of his life begin to blur. Find out if he is in fact a murderer or if his brain is playing a cruel trick on him.
Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman is a master of fantasy and fiction. His third short story anthology is dark, creepy and enthralling. Each story is a quick read, with something for everyone, including a twisted fairy tale, and a Lovecraftian murder mystery (featuring none other than Sherlock Holmes). Just in time for Halloween, October in the Chair is best read by candlelight on a windy evening.