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8 Suspenseful Reads To Sink Your Teeth Into This October

Halloween is approaching, which means now is the perfect time to binge on some spooky and suspenseful reads. Thankfully they aren’t in short supply! From a story of ghostly revenge on an ex-boyfriend to a superstorm threatening to destroy a town and a marriage, sink your teeth into 8 of our favorite suspenseful October reads.

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The Next by Stephanie Gangi

Joanna DeAngelis’s days are numbered. Instead of spending them with friends and family, she’s dedicated her time to cyberstalking Ned McGowan, her much younger ex. She’s consumed by his betrayal and the anger she feels, as she watches him live life with someone new. Joanna falls into an otherworldly landscape, with no escape in sight. However, not long after, she is able to rise above and come back to life--determined to make Ned pay. The Next takes readers on a sexy, mystical journey that will leave them reeling.

The Trespasser: A Novel by Tana French

Detective Antoinette Conway is finally on the Murder squad, but it’s nothing like she thought it would be. Her working life is now filled with unrewarding cases and brutal pranks, but her partner Stephen seems happy that she’s around. A new case emerges and it seems like just another lovers’ quarrel gone wrong. The victim, Aislinn Murray, is blond, pretty and perfectly dead in her flawless living room. It’s pretty standard--except Antoinette has seen her somewhere before. With the rest of the squad anxious to arrest Aislinn’s boyfriend, Antoinette has a feeling that this case goes much deeper than they ever imagined.

Love You Dead by Peter James

Jodie Bentley has had two dreams in life: to be pretty and to be rich. Thanks to a plastic surgeon, she has achieved her first dream. As for her second dream, she’s found that it’s much easier to marry for money… and then get rid of the husband afterward. Detective Superintendent Roy Grace gets wind that “Black Widow” is operating in his city. He’s determined to take this murderer on, but may have underestimated how dangerous she could be.

Night Watch: A Novel by Iris Johansen

Kendra Michaels spent her first twenty years blind but thanks to a revolutionary medical procedure by England’s Night Watch Project, she was given the ability to see. Her highly developed senses, accompanied by her new vision have made her a remarkable investigator, sought after by law enforcement all over the country. Her newest case hits close to home because it involves the very program that gave her sight. Kendra is led to clues that beg that question: what is Night Watch really hiding?

We are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly

Ash and Pia move to rustic Vermont is search for a more genuine life. A few months after getting settled, a forecast reveals that a severe super storm is coming. The incoming disaster means trouble for the once tight-night community and uncovers cracks in Ash and Pia’s marriage. We Are Unprepared sheds a light on the changing planet and the will of survival inside the human spirit.

Find Her by Lisa Gardner

Seven years ago, Flora Dane was a carefree college student who was kidnapped on spring break. For 472 days she endured unimaginable treatment. Now five years later, she has reacquainted herself with normal life. When Boston Detective D.D Warren is called to a crime scene to find a dead man and a bound, naked woman as the killer, she learns Flora has been connected to three other suspects since her return. D.D. must find out if Flora is a victim or a vigilante and if she could be the key to rescuing a recently missing college girl. Then when Flora disappears, D.D. realizes there’s a far more sinister predator out there.

The Forgotten Room by Karen White, Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig

In 1945 Captain Cooper Ravenal is brought to a private hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side carrying a portrait of a woman. Dr. Kate Schuley wonders why the woman in the portrait looks so much like her and why she is wearing the ruby pendant given to Kate by her mother. Soon after, the captain and doctor find themselves caught in a mystery that connects three generations of women in Kate’s family to one room in a Gilded Age Mansion. But are Kate and Cooper ready for the secrets contained in the forgotten room?

Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan

Margot Lewis is a teacher at an elite high school in English university town, Cambridge. In her spare time she runs an advice column, “Dear Amy”, for the local newspaper. The town is shaken up when one of Margot’s students, fifteen-year-old Katie, suddenly disappears. Then, Margot gets a “Dear Amy” letter that is very unusual. It’s a desperate plea for rescue from Bethan Avery, a girl who was abducted from the area 20 years ago. Margot has a feeling the two cases are connected and sets out to find the truth. But soon, Margot becomes a target herself.

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