15 Creepy Books That Will Give You Chills
October or not, a horror lover would read a good horror book throughout the year. Do you want to stay up all night and read a creepy book? Do you enjoy reading horror more than watching it? You are at the right place, dear reader. In this article, we are going to read about 15 creepy books that will certainly give you chills. Also, you will be tempted to have them on your shelf.
15 Creepy Books That Will Give You Chills
- The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
- Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
- Bird Box by Josh Malerman
- The House Next Door by Darcy Coates
- Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
- The Shining by Stephen King
- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
- The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
- The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
- The Road by Cormac McCarthy
- The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
- The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson
- It by Stephen King
- Intensity by Dean Koontz
- Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Violet Ambrose is struggling with two serious problems: Jay Heaton and her dark secret capability. On one hand, the 16-year-old is perplexed about her feelings for her childhood best friend and on the other hand, she has this weird ability to sense dead bodies and people that have been murdered. Since she was small she felt the echoes of the dead and the imprints of the killers. With the introduction of a serial killer in the story, Violet will realize this ability is a gift.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
17-year-old Audrey Wadsworth was born with wealth and privilege as a lord’s daughter. However, amid silk dress fittings and social teas, Audrey leads an outlawed secret life. Against society’s expectations and her father’s wishes, she slips into studying in the forensic laboratory of her uncle. One case of a savagely killed corpse will drag her into an investigation that will bring her close to her refuge world.
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
Bird Box travels a lot from Russia to Alaska, and finally to Detroit where the plot picks up. People begin to witness but no one knows what because whoever sees it either gets mad, commits suicide, or even becomes homicide. The inhabitants painted their widows black and started staying away from people. No one knows what this thing is, where it came from, what it wants, and the future of humanity is questionable. The story has been told alternatively from the present and past of the central character Malorie.
The House Next Door by Darcy Coates
The narrator lives next to a haunted house. The suspicion started when a family fled with screams and shrieks, and never came back to take their stuff. No family ever stays here for long, even animals avoid this place. Once, the narrator noticed a woman’s silhouette but it is impossible as no one stays there. Anna, the new occupant of this house recently moved in. The narrator thought it’s best to warn Anna about the history, and they unexpectedly become friends. Anna invites her to stay at Marwick House and the narrator has to save Anna.
Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
Gina Royal is a quintessential average woman – a timid wife with a happy marriage and two children. However, she changes when she gets to know about her husband’s secret life as a serial killer. She altered herself as a warrior mom – Gwen Proctor. With her ex behind bars, Gwen finds refuge in a new remote place of Stillhouse Lake. She dares to think her children will finally have a peaceful life, but little does she know of all the stalkers who believe she was also a partner in crime. The moment she finally feels she can now take a breath of fresh air, a body turns up in the lake, along with threatening letters from a familiar address.
The Shining by Stephen King
Jack Torrance was looking for a fresh start and what can be better than a job at Overlook Hotel? As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric hotel, Jack will have adequate time to reconnect with his family. He will also have plenty of time to work on his writing. However, with the harsh winter, the ideal job and lace do not seem ideal anymore. The only person to notice this change is five-year-old Danny Torrance.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
November 15, 1959 – Four members of the Clutter Family in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas were brutally murdered by a shotgun blast that happened a few inches from them. There was no reason or motive behind this criminal act, and there were nearly zero clues. With this book, Truman Capote exhibited a picture of American violence.
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
Divorced mother and Washington D.C. actress Chris MacNeil begins to experience issues with her in general sweet-natured daughter Regan. The eleven-year-old child becomes troubled by spasms and amnesiac episodes. This situation abruptly worsened and led to foul curses along with physical mutation. As medical science fails to help Regan, Chris seeks the help of priests and Father Merrin, an exorcism specialist.
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
Set on an English moor, on an alienated causeway, The Woman in Black is focused on The hero Arthur Kipps. Arthur is a young solicitor who came from London to attend a funeral and settle all the affairs of Mrs. Alice Drablow. The routine formalities anticipated by our hero turn into events and secrets more terrifying, horrific, and sinister than any nightmare – from the eerie sound of a pony to a child’s scream in the fog.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Road is the story of a father and son’s walk alone through ruined America. Their destination is the coast, albeit they have no clue what is waiting for them there. They have nothing with them except a pistol to protect them from the criminals that stalk the road, and a cart of searched food. This story boldly portrays a future where there is no hope, but in which both the characters are sustained by love.
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
Hands down, the ultimate villain of modern fiction is the cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter. The Silence of the Lambs is a sequel to Harris’s 1981 novel Red Dragon. It deals with a young FBI trainee, Clarice Starling. An evil expert locked away for the unimaginable and unspeakable deeds. The story revolves around the darkest chambers of a psychopath’s mind in the search for a serial criminal.
The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson
December 1975 – Lutz family has moved into their dream house. This is the house where Ronal DeFeo killed his sisters, brothers, and parents just one year ago. The psychic incidents compelled the Lutz family to flee the house in 28 days as they were convinced about the evil possession of the spirits in this house.
It by Stephen King
Derry, Maine is a small city. And, certainly, it is a place where horror and haunting are real. The horror was first confronted by seven teenagers. They are all grown-up now, out in the world to achieve success and happiness. However, the pull of Derry is real and they will return to this haunted city to face the endless nightmare and nameless evil.
Intensity by Dean Koontz
Twenty-six-year-old Chyna Shepard stares out of the moonlit window. It is past midnight and she is unable to sleep. Her instinct seems to be right. Sociopath Edgler Vess is inside the house intending to kill everyone. Vess lives to satisfy his appetite and Chyna have been a survivor of all the struggles her life has offered. At first, she just wanted to escape alive, until she gets to know the next intended victim of Vess.
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
Albert Ellingham founded Ellingham Academy. It is known for the brightest inventors, artists, and thinkers. Twentieth-century tycoon, Albert wanted to create a wonderful place where “learning is a game.” After the opening of the academy, the wife and children of the founder get abducted, and the kidnapper is known by the pseudonym “Truly, Devious”. Stevie Bell, a true-crime fanatic is set to start her first year at Ellingham Academy. And, death returns, and Truly Devious makes a surprise comeback.
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