Happy Tuesday! Halloween is not far away, and even though Halloween isn’t celebrated in India, I have been seeing pumpkins and spooky vibes all over Instagram. So, I thought of recommending scary books from my friends that will (hopefully) keep you up at night this October for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. Let’s begin!
1. The Turn of The Screw, Henry James
The inspiration for countless thriller books and the recent Netflix show “The Haunting Of Bly Manor”(which I’m currently watching), The Turn of The Screw is an eerie book about two strange children living in a countryside mansion under the care of housekeepers and deals with the scary experiences that a new governor goes through when she accepts a job to look after them. The ending is quite unexpected and has been a hotly debated topic over the years.
2. Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier
The book starts with this line: “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” Intriguing, isn’t it? This is a gothic story and deals with our narrator marrying a widower and later struggling with the shadow cast by his late wife over their lives.
3. The Haunting Of Hill House, Shirley Jackson
This is the book behind the hit Netflix show “The Haunting Of Hill House”. I watched the show and loved it. The book, as always, will be better, I feel. According to Goodreads, it’s a work of unnerving terror!
4. Lock Every Door, Riley Sager
This story is set in a mysterious building in New York with our narrator being an apartment sitter. The book is engaging and the plot twist is really surprising.
5. The Whisper Man, Alex North
I read this book last year and loved it. It is suspenseful and gripping and has supernatural elements too.
Read my review here.
This is my short list of books which I enjoyed and will hopefully scare you enough this Halloween!
What spooky books have you been recommended? Is there any from this list that you have read? Let me know in the comments below!