Happy Halloween, everyone! Here are a few mystery/thriller recommendations, in case you’re looking for something scary to read for Halloween.
- The Widow by Fiona Barton – This book was so addicting and rapidly gained suspense with each chapter. The plot follows a husband and wife who are targeted by the media after the husband is accused of being involved in the disappearance of a toddler. After the husband is unexpectedly killed, the wife begins to consider telling the media her side of the story and unburdening her conscience once and for all. If you’re a fan of mysteries but don’t like the gory details that are included in some novels, this may be the perfect pick for you. (5 out of 5 stars)
- The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens – This was another addicting mystery that was so well written and had amazing character development. The story follows a guy in college who visits a nursing home after he is assigned to write a bibliography for one of his classes. He ends up interviewing a man who has recently been released from a life sentence in prison, following a cancer diagnosis. The man was found guilty of assaulting and murdering a fourteen year old girl but has insisted he is innocent, despite his conviction. As the interviews between the two continue to progress, more and more information is uncovered, until the truth about the murder is finally revealed. (5 out of 5 stars)
- Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra – As much as I loved the first two books on this list, this one has to be my favorite out of the three. After a young woman on the run is arrested, she makes the desperate decision to assume the identity of a girl who has been missing for the past eleven years. Although she is able to fool the authorities and the missing girl’s family, she quickly realizes that the person who took the missing girl is aware of her true identity and prepared to strike again. (5 out of 5 stars)
Have a great Halloween!