6 psychological thrillers to read for a spooky Halloween ft. Nandini Reads

Karishma Jangid
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Halloween reads

Halloween is here, and so are we, with recommendations about psychologically thrilling books that will make for exciting and chilling reads.

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a psychological thriller book! With their suspenseful plots, complex characters, and dark psychological themes, these books always keep people on the edge of their seats until the very end! Hence, we reached out to Nandini aka @nandinireads, who recommended some intriguing and mysterious psychological thrillers that will make for perfect Halloween reads. 

Read on!

Gone GirlGillian Flynn

In GenZ terms, this is the OG psychological thriller. The wife goes missing on her fifth anniversary and the husband is the prime suspect. It’s full of suspense, secrets and revelations!

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Verity - Colleen Hoover 

If you are a psychological thriller fan, you must read this book! It’s dark and scary, and it will play with your mind. What else do we need during Halloween, huh?

The Housemaid - Freida McFadden 

Millie, desperate for a job, accepts the position of a domestic worker to a wealthy family. However, soon she realised that the family is quite strange. She also notices supernatural events happening in the house. While reading the book, you’ll be grappled with fear, and keep getting goosebumps, but you won’t stop reading, I promise!

The Family UpstairsLisa Jewell 

A young woman moves into a new house she inherited that was once a site of horrific events. As she learns more about the family who used to live there, she uncovers that the family might not be gone! It will keep you on your toes and guessing until the very end.

The Cabin In The WoodsSarah Alderson

A woman mysteriously disappears and hides in a remote cabin only to realise that she might not be as off-grid as she had thought. The plot of the book is commendable as it is very thought-provoking and chilling.

In A Dark, Dark WoodRuth Ware 

With a well-written plot, this book is about how Lee is invited to her old friend's hen party in a remote cottage. The night takes a turn for the worse when the guests start to reveal their dark secrets, and the next morning, the host goes missing. She begins to investigate and soon uncovers a web of secrets and lies.

These books are all highly acclaimed and have been praised for their suspenseful plots, complex

characters, and dark psychological themes! Which one do you plan to pick up first? Tell us in the comments below!

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