Halloween is just around the corner and that calls for some thriller and mystery books! Here are Femmerang’s top 5 recommendations for the month of spooks!

1. My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

A dark, satirical read, ideal for this month! This book manages to hold your attention, despite the title revealing the killer. No suspense yet curiosity to know how the story will unfold. And the short chapters and face pace, adding onto the curiosity.

The story revolves around nurse Korede trying to hide her sister, Femi’s murders. Not one. Not two. But the question is, will the duo get away with this crime?

2. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo:

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Dark academia is probably one of the most popular genres to read this month and Bardugo’s Ninth House has to make it to the list!

Explore Yale’s secret societies with Alex Stern, a girl with the ability to see ghosts, known as Grays, and investigate a murder, which may seem like an open-and-shut case but isn’t so simple. Also, meet the Bridegroom, one such Gray who will show Alex the truth that will help her solve the mystery. A novel, bound to give you thrills at every turn of the page!

3. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson:

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

AGGGTM lives up to all the hype! Senior year student, Pippa Fitz Amobi is in the endeavour to solve a five-year old murder case. The boyfriend had been found guilty but Pippa refuses to accept the facts.

An intense page-turner with twists after twists that will keep you at the edge!

Brownie points for how well the author used timings and little details to crack the case!

4. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

One of the best psychological thrillers of last year and Michaelides’ debut novel, The Silent Patient, is one book that you will find almost everyone recommending these days!

Alicia Berenson, shot her husband five times and went completely silent for six years, until one fine day, when psychotherapist Theo Faber arrived at The Grove. It is hard to believe, Alicia, such an affectionate wife and delicate woman, to have committed such a heinous crime but she would not utter one word, which would prove her innocent.

With a beautiful blend of Greek mythology and art, this novel will shock you with an unexpected end.

5. Crooked House by Agatha Christie

Crooked House by Agatha Christie

The queen of murder mysteries, Agatha Christie, gave us yet another fabulous read with her standalone, Crooked House.

Charles Hayward, our detective is as charming as the famous Hercule Poirot and he is investigating a new murder – murder of his lover’s grandfather who is also an affluent businessman. Entangled in a case where everyone appears to be a suspect, Christie gives us an unanticipated closure to the case.

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Sanya Mithani is a content writer at Femmerang. She’s a lifestyle Instagram blogger passionate about books. Follow her on Instagram @bookshelf.and.closet.

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