October Fright 2017: Thriller, Thriller Night

Happy October everyone! All month long I”m celebrating Halloween with some fun posts. For this post I have five thrillers that I’d highly recommend to anyone who might be interested in a novel that will keep them on the edge of their seat. Covers are linked to Goodreads.


1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – Twisted is a really good word for this book. If you enjoy unlikable characters or storylines that make you gasp, give this popular novel a try. It might make you reconsider how well you know the people in your life.

2. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco – Is historical thriller a genre because it should be. In this one, the protagonist assists her uncle in trying to discover the murderer who’s been stalking the streets of London. If you like a little mystery, you’ll be racing to the end to discover the killer alongside Audrey Rose.

3. Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson – This is one of the first novels I read in 2017 and I am still thinking about it. Mary’s voice pulls you in and does not let go. I’m really found of books that utilize the use of an unreliable narrator and Jackson’s debut may be the best I’ve ever seen.

4. Penpal by Dathan Auerbach – I can’t remember where I heard of this book, but I bought it on a whim and read it one October. Oh my goodness, it gave me all the tingles I usually get when watching a good scary movie. If I ever have any children, they are never having a penpal.

5. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga – Because sometimes serial killer novels are just so much fun. You’ve got a kid trying to outrun his father’s legacy by trying to catch a killer. This whole series is just one wild ride after another. Also a good reminder not to play games with serial killers.

Bonus: Five Thrillers on My TBR I Still Need to Read


Have you read any of the thrillers I recommended? What is your favorite thriller? Have you read the thrillers currently on my TBR? I’ve love to hear your opinion in the comments.

11 thoughts on “October Fright 2017: Thriller, Thriller Night

  1. I still need to read Allegedly, and Penpal is new to me so I may have to check it out. The other three are great – Stalking Jack the Ripper has been one of my favorites this year. You’ve reminded me of how much I need to continue the I Hunt Killers.

    Sharp Objects is great, especially on audio!

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  2. I really enjoyed Allegedly and will definitely agree, Mary’s voice sticks with you long after you’re finished. I’ve been looking for thriller books to read this month, but didn’t know where to start. I received Stalking Jack The Ripper last year as an arc but didn’t read it, but I’m thinking now would be the perfect time, especially with the sequel looming. I just looked up My Sister Rosa, and yasss it sounds so good. I had The Arsonist on my TBR mainly for the cover, but I’m looking to get to that as well. I’ve read Gone Girl and really enjoyed it, (except for the ending) and Sharp Objects was supposed to be my next read by her, but I’ve been pushing it aside for the past few years lol. Thanks for sharing so many titles. I now have some ideas of what to read for this month!

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    1. Stalking Jack the Ripper is the perfect book to pick up this month. I just finished the sequel and really enjoyed it. I haven’t seen too many reviews of My Sister Rosa, but it’s been on my TBR ever since I read the synopsis. I hope you get a chance to pick up some really good thrillers this month!


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