We know September is going to fly by so we thought we’d share the October reads that we just can’t wait to sink our teeth into. Speaking of sinking our teeth into stuff, check out some of thrillers on this list to get you in the Halloween spirit. If thrillers aren’t your thing, there’s a whole bunch more from historical fiction to Christmas cheer and memoir that won’t make you need your nightlight!
The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton
New from the bestselling author of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle! Take Stephen King horror, a Sherlock Holmes-esque detective, and add a dash of Pirates of the Caribbean for an utterly unique murder mystery on the high seas.
Snow by John Banville
The incomparable Booker Prize winner’s next great crime novel—the story of a family whose secrets resurface when a parish priest is found murdered in their ancestral home.
One More for Christmas by Sarah Morgan
As the snowflakes fall on their first family celebration in years, the Mitchell sisters Ella and Samantha and their mom Gayle, must learn that sometimes facing up to the past is all you need to heal your heart…
Mantel Pieces by Hilary Mantel
A stunning collection of essays and memoir from twice Booker Prize winner and international bestseller Hilary Mantel, author of The Mirror and the Light
The Poppy Field by Deborah Carr
Young present-day nurse, Gemma, is struggling with the traumas she has witnessed through her job. Needing to escape from it all, Gemma agrees to help renovate a rundown farmhouse in Doullens, France, where she finds the secret letters of a nurse who worked on the frontline in WWII.
When we Were Young & Brave by Hazel Gaynor
The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home sets her unforgettable new novel in China during WWII, inspired by true events surrounding the Japanese Army’s internment of teachers and children from a British-run missionary school.
Daughter of Black Lake by Cathy Marie Buchanan
When a remote, ancient settlement is threatened, it is up to one girl to save her family and her community by the bestselling author of The Painted Girls.
An Orphan in the Snow by Molly Green
War rages, but the women and children of Liverpool’s Dr Barnado’s Home cannot give up hope. An Orphan in the Snow is the perfect heartwarming saga to curl up with this winter.
Goodnight Beautiful by Aimiee Molloy
From Aimee Molloy, author of the New York Times bestseller The Perfect Mother, comes an irresistible psychological thriller featuring a newly married woman whose life is turned upside down when her husband goes missing.
The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle
Written with the chilling, twisty suspense of The Wife Between Us and Something in the Water, a seductive debut thriller about greed, lust, secrets, and deadly lies involving identical twin sisters.
Truth Be Told by Kia Abdullah
Powerful, explosive and important, Truth Be Told is a contemporary courtroom drama that vividly captures today’s society. You will not stop thinking about it for a long time to come.
The Cold Millions by Jess Walter
A propulsive, richly entertaining novel about two brothers swept up in the turbulent class warfare of the early twentieth century, from New York Times Bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins.
The Forgotten Daughter by Joanna Goodman
From the bestselling author of The Home for Unwanted Girls, comes another compulsively readable story of love and friendship, set in 1992 Quebec as French Canadian factions renew their fight for independence, following the lives of two women reckoning with their pasts and the choices that will define their futures.
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