In the year 2021 we have seen many awesome release of books and novels. But all the chilling and thrilling books written this year must have their acknowledgment. Here is a list of the 15 best horror novels of 2021.

The Unheard – Nicci French

15 Best Horror Novels of 2021 - The Unheard
15 Best Horror Novels of 2021 – The Unheard

A single mother suspects her daughter to be going through a traumatizing stage after encountering something horrific, but to get into the details and deep roots of this horrific encounter, the mother might have to lose everything.

The Gold Persimmon – Lindsay Merbaum

Top 15 Horror Books From 2021 - The Gold Persimmon
Top 15 Horror Books From 2021 – The Gold Persimmon

A very mysterious book on human connection, identity, sexuality, grief, and fear that will run behind characters making their lives almost deadly mess.

Summer Sons – Lee Mandelo

Summer Sons
Summer Sons

The themes of this story is based on gothic and dark atmosphere. But not only that this book deals with contemporary issues such as exploitation in academics, poverty in rural areas, and homophobia.

Followers – Christina Bergling

15 Best Horror Novels of 2021 - Followers
15 Best Horror Novels of 2021 – Followers

Sidney, single mother, and full-time horror reviewer – quite satisfied and fascinated with her everyday growing followers on social media. But what she never knew was that followers can turn out to be deadly stalkers and in the end, Sidney’s loved ones are also in danger.

My Heart is a Chainsaw – Stephen Graham Jones

Top 15 Horror Books From 2021 - My Heart is a Chainsaw
Top 15 Horror Books From 2021 – My Heart is a Chainsaw

Jade witness catastrophe, disaster, and changing of landscapes in the West through the writer’s prophetic hostility and sharp humor – the heart and center of this novel is slasher films as that represented the narrative.

Dagger Hill – Devon Taylor

Dagger Hill
Dagger Hill

The story revolves around four best friends named Sonya, Kimberly, Gabe, and Charlie. Among four one is missing and three are being chased by some sinister fate that is, a well-planned plane crash.

A Lesson in Vengeance – Victoria Lee

15 Best Horror Novels of 2021 - A Lesson in Vengeance
15 Best Horror Novels of 2021 – A Lesson in Vengeance

Felicity Morrow came back to the all-girls boarding academy named Dalloway School, New England after sending a year away from school due to the disappearance of her girlfriend. Felicity’s new roommate Ellis is adamant to investigate about the five girls who were murdered for being a witch during the 1700s, and presently they are rumored to be haunting their school.

Come With Me – Ronald Malfi

Top 15 Horror Books From 2021 - Come With Me
Top 15 Horror Books From 2021 – Come With Me

Aaron Decker’s life almost stopped on a December morning when he found out that his wife Allison is murdered. Aaron was not prepared to find out the secrets that his wife kept from him.

Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke – Eric LaRocca

Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke
Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke

In the early 2000s two lonesome youthful women “Agnes and Zoe” connected through the internet. They are threatened by the darkness to forever alter their lives once they succumb to their darkest desires.

The Whispering Dead – Darcy Coates

15 Best Horror Novels of 2021 - The Whispering Dead
15 Best Horror Novels of 2021 – The Whispering Dead

Surrounded by the cemetery and gravestone in which some are recent and some are years old. This is the outer environment of Keira’s new residence. And only Keira can see a spirit of a woman, and she needs to set her free at any cost, even if it means her own life.

The Forest of Stolen Girls – June Hur

Top 15 Horror Books From 2021 - The Forest of Stolen Girls
Top 15 Horror Books From 2021 – The Forest of Stolen Girls

Presenting a female protagonist solving a mystery and digging into the past to know about secrets that happened years ago. This story apart from the horror theme also portrays the female character as the lead in times when women, in particular, had no rights of their own.

The Drowning Kind – Jennifer McMahon

The Drowning Kind
The Drowning Kind

This book is about returning of a woman after the demise of her sister due to drowning in a swimming pool – but is she the only one who died in that pool?

Cackle – Rachel Harrison

15 Best Horror Novels of 2021 - Cackle
15 Best Horror Novels of 2021 – Cackle

A frightening but darkly funny book about a young woman who came to know how to get what she desires from a witch.

The Book of Accidents – Chuck Wending

Top 15 Horror Books From 2021 - The Book of Accidents
Top 15 Horror Books From 2021 – The Book of Accidents

What happens when this family revisits all the horror and trauma they have seen and experienced years ago? The dark magic puts them in a position when they are struggling between good and evil and fighting to protect the soul of the family.

Later – Stephen King

Later
Later

Another astonishing masterwork of Stephen King presents the horror of burying a secret and the price that has to be paid for disclosing them.

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