7 Thrillers I’d Like to Read – Haunted Halloween Hop

My friend Jess over at Reading with Jessica came up with the brilliant idea of a Haunted Halloween Hop. From October 22nd to October 31st, ten of us are bringing you daily Halloween themed posts to fulfill your spooky-craving hearts.
We’re already on day 7 of the Haunted Halloween Hop, if you’d like to check out my pals’ posts then I’ll leave their links at the bottom of this post!

Today I’m bringing you a list of 7 mystery/thriller/suspense books I would have read by now if I weren’t a wimp. Let’s pray someday I grow some guts and can actually read some of them.



In a nutshell

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love.

Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And Grace’s friends are eager to reciprocate with lunch the following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Her friends call—so why doesn’t Grace ever answer the phone? And how can she cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim?

And why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows?

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?


Why I chose this book

Oh my, my. I won this book in a giveaway. I’ve had it for a long time but I can’t bring myself to read it just yet. It sounds amazing though! Did y’all read the freaking synopsis? It gives nothing away yet it sounds like a darn great read. I would watch that movie for sure.


In a nutshell

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?


Why I chose this book

Another book about a couple! What’s new?! Seems like even while searching for mysteries I can’t stay away from couples. I want to read this book simply because I want to know what the heck is happening with that Nick character. Is he really a killer? What happened to the wife? What present did he give her for their anniversary? So many unanswered questions!
Also, I just realized this is a movie now and I want to read the book first because I bet it’ll be a ride.


In a nutshell

One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.


Why I chose this book

At first, I chose this book because of the cover and author. I mean… that’s a pretty beautiful cover. And I love Anna and The French Kiss so I thought “this book definitely needs to be on my TBR!” But now I’m hooked. I want to know who’s killing those students and WHY.


In a nutshell

When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.


Why I chose this book

I’ve seen this book everywhere! All over my social media. And now I want to know what all the hype’s about. Plus I kind of want to be inside that guy’s mind. He sounds like a messed up character and I’m here for it. I’m beyond intrigued.


In a nutshell

In this tightly wound story, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong…

With surprising twists and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another intense read.


Why I chose this book

A friend recommended this book to me. I bet that if I read this book cruises will be ruined for me. Still I want to read this book though. I NEED to know what happened with that woman. I want to know what Lo’s going to discover. I want an intense read in my life.


In a nutshell

Bailey Wingate’s scheming adult stepchildren are surprised when their father’s will leaves Bailey in control of their fortune, and war ensues. A year later, while flying from Seattle to Denver in a small plane, Bailey nearly dies herself when the engine sputters — and then fails.

Cam Justice, her sexy Texan pilot, manages to crash-land the aircraft. Stranded in the wilderness, and struggling to douse her feelings for the ruggedly handsome man by her side, Bailey begins to wonder whether this was a mere accident. Who tampered with their plane? Who’s trying to reunite Bailey and her husband in the afterlife? Cut off from the world, and with little hope of rescue, Bailey must trust her life — and heart — to Cam, as they battle the harsh elements to find a way out of the unforgiving wilds and back to civilization … where a killer may be waiting to finish the job.


Why I chose this book

I couldn’t stay away from romances y’all. I tried and I failed. This is more romance than suspense but it still counts as suspense, right? Yeah, I think it does.
There’s a sexy Texan pilot. That’s why I need this book in my life. Also because I want to know if the crash was an accident or not. And why do they want to kill Bailey? Because of her fortune? Who wants to kill her? Will the sexy Texan save her? I don’t think I can move on with my life without knowing!


In a nutshell

Living paycheck to paycheck in Paris, American book translator Chloe Underwood would give anything for some excitement and passion–even a little danger. So when she’s offered a lucrative weekend gig translating at a business conference in a remote chateau, she jumps at the chance to shake things up.

Then by chance Chloe discovers her employers are anything but the entrepreneurs they appear, and suddenly she knows far too much. Her clients are illegal arms dealers, and one of them is ordered to kill her. But instead, Bastien Toussaint drags Chloe away, and the next thing she knows she’s on the run with the most terrifying and seductive man she’s ever met. What were his motives–and would she live long enough to find out?


Why I chose this book

And last but not least, we have another romance! I can’t wait to read all about this angsty anti-hero. I’m not one to read a lot of dark romances but this book has really caught my attention and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
This review sealed the deal for me.



That is the end!

I hope you had a great time and I hope you found some new books to add to your TBR.

If you’ve read any of these books definitely let me know in the comment section (only works on mobile, sorry I don’t know how to fix it) if you liked them or not. And if you’d like to leave me some recommendations, they are welcome too!



If you want to follow along with our Haunted Halloween Hop, here’s the schedule:
22nd – Paige from Books and Belle.
23rd – Linda from Linda’s Little Library.
24th – Danielle from The Introverted Book Nerd.
25th – Jessica from Reading With Jessica.
26th – Kris from Boston Book Reader.
27th – Fernanda from The Wanderlust Reader.
28th – My post!
29th – Sarah from Book Hooked Nook.
30th – Nicole from Boundless Bookaholic.
31st – Maggie from The Caramel Files.


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  1. Thrillers are my favorite books to read so this post is just perfect! I even have a few to add to my tbr that I haven’t heard of before! If I were to recommend you one thriller (that isn’t scary!!) it would be Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen. Seriously, look up the synopsis. I think it’s something you would be interested in!

  2. Great picks! The only one I’ve read from this list is Gone Girl (and I’ve seen the movie too). It was pretty twisty/intense. I don’t normally gravitate towards thrillers myself. Another one you might like is The Girl on the Train. I’ve only seen the movie (family made me), but I’m sure the book is even better!

    1. I want to see Gone Girl! And I want to read The Girl On The Train too! I saw the movie and really enjoyed it.

  3. I’ve read behind closed doors, gone girl, and the woman in cabin 10 and can’t agree more! I now need to pick up the rest ?? so glad to be part of the haunted Halloween hoop with you ❤

  4. I loved Gone Girl. I only read it this past summer after having it on my shelves for ages. I have There’s Someone Inside my House on my TBR. But thanks to this post i’ll be adding Behind Closed Doors and Black Ice to my TBR as well.
    Great post!

  5. I can’t wait to read behind closed doors. It looks so good! I had it checked out but was reading so many thrillers that I got nightmares EVERY night and had to quit. I needed a break but definitely will read it eventually. Thank you so much for joining in girl <3 (hugs)

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