15 Absorbing and Enthralling Supernatural Mysteries and Thrillers
Posted on June 29, 2019
by April S
Welcome to our appeal series where we’re highlighting a variety of books to help our readers find that next great read. In each post you’ll find books that share similar appeal or elements like genre, pacing, tone, storyline, writing style, characters, etc.
Haunting, creepy, suspenseful and surprising. The novels in this blog post are perfect for fans of gothic fiction, ghost stories, paranormal, horror, mysteries and thrillers.
Appeal: Fast-Paced, Suspenseful, Intricately Plotted, Compelling and Creepy
Who is Ashley Bell? A must-read thriller from bestselling author Dean Koontz. Perfect for readers of dark psychological suspense and modern classics of mystery and adventure. Brilliantly paced, with an exhilarating heroine and a twisting, ingenious storyline.
Confronting the possibility that she might be forced to spend the rest of her life in a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors, Jess Moulson discovers that the prison is haunted by the ghost of a little boy who imparts a chilling message.
Appeal: Southern Gothic, Coming-of-Age Stories, Atmospheric and Character-Driven
Living with his reclusive aunt after his mother’s death, young Marcus befriends the ghost of a boy who was thought to have died with his parents during a hurricane fifty years earlier, but the boy seems to have a mysterious agenda.
Appeal: Fast-Paced, Intricately Plotted, Menacing and Suspenseful
Searching for a long-missing treasure in Scotland, Jane MacGuire experiences vivid dreams of a girl in danger at the same time she reconnects with a volatile ex and is confronted by stunning changes in the lives of those closest to her.
Appeal: Action-Packed, Compelling, Creepy, Intricately Plotted and Stylistically Complex
Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden Bishop must solve the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle in order to escape the curse, in a world filled with enemies where nothing and no one are quite what they seem.
Appeal: Ghost Stories, Compelling, Haunting and Menacing
Escaping to the rugged west coast of Ireland where she restores an old cottage, Maggie, a successful young artist recovering from an abusive relationship, invites her friends up for a weekend during which an old Ouija board summons something sinister that becomes a force of inescapable horror.
Appeal: Horror, Compelling, Creepy and Intricately Plotted
After a young couple moves into a house, they are taunted by strange changes that keep occurring in the house and, in their search for answers, find disturbing facts about their neighbors and the couple who lived in the house before.
Seventy years after a rising London actress disappeared with one of two rival brothers, a descendant investigating the mystery explores a magical cityscape to understand the factors that destroyed his grandfather’s life.
Appeal: Gothic Fiction, Atmospheric, Compelling and Menacing
Ten years after the disappearance of his twin sister, an event that transformed his life and hometown, Johnny Merrimon struggles to avoid notoriety by moving into the wilderness, a decision that his longtime friend, Jack, fears is subjecting Johnny to malevolent forces.
Appeal: Haunting, Disturbing, Moody, Intricately Plotted and Richly Detailed
When the body of a woman who apparently died in childbirth is discovered in the Maine woods, private investigator Charlie Parker shadows the police investigation in order to discover the woman’s identity and the fate of her baby.