4 Suspenseful Thrillers That Will Keep You Up at Night
By Crime HQOctober 13, 2022
In Kimi Cunningham Grant’s These Silent Woods, a father and daughter live in isolation in a truly remote cabin in the northern Appalachian woods. They have no electricity and no connection to the outside world. Only two others know about their hidden residence, including their friend Jake who visits annually to drop off supplies. But this year Jake doesn’t show up. And then a stranger nearly stumbles upon their tiny living space in the woods, making the two realize just how fragile their off-the-grid existence is. Vividly atmospheric, masterfully tense, and out now in paperback, These Silent Woods is a poignant story of survival and sacrifice that explores how far a father will go when faced with losing it all.
If you enjoy true page-turning thrillers, Jennifer Hillier has to be on your radar. People Magazine calls her latest book, Things We Do in the Dark “propulsive and chilling.” The follow-up to her breakout novels, Little Secrets and Jar of Hearts, Things We Do in the Dark features Paris Peralta, who is suspected of killing her celebrity husband. But Paris also has a long-hidden past, and now that she’s in the media spotlight, her secret past threatens to destroy her future.
From New York Times bestselling author and Mountain Goats’ singer/songwriter John Darnielle comes an epic, gripping novel about murder, truth, artistic obsession, and the dangers of storytelling. Described as Darnielle’s most ambitious work yet, Devil House blurs the line between fact and fiction, combining daring formal experimentation with a spellbinding tale of crime and suspense.
For fans of gothic thrillers, look no further than Just Like Home from nationally bestselling author Sarah Gailey. Perfect for fans of Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House and HBO’s true crime masterpiece I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, this modern gothic has it all: a haunted manor, tense family relationships, and unpredictable twists.