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Ten Halloween Books for Adults

It’s the Halloween season! What better way to get into the spooky season than to curl up with a good halloween book? There are a lot of spine-tingling stories out there, and we’ve chosen our top ten picks of must-read halloween books for adults this 2022!

We also included some excellent reads from hidden gems adapted into films and series from timeless authors like Stephen King and Mary Shelley.

Once you’ve settled in, grab a mug of pumpkin spice latte, and put it on your Halloween playlist. It’s time to get your spook on!

1. Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Book cover of Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Of course, we had to start with a classic!

The Creeds moved into an old rural home. Life seems too good to be accurate as they seem like the picture-perfect family, but they eventually encounter endless horrors within their neighbourhood.

This book was adapted into a classic film back in 1983.

2. All Good People Here: A Novel by Ashley Flowers

Book cover of All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers

From Crime Junkie podcast host to a debut author, Flowers’ published her first book in 2022.

A journalist uncovers her hometown’s hidden secrets the moment she became obsessed with the case of her childhood neighbour—and the disappearance of another girl twenty years later.

3. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

Book cover of The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

Who couldn’t resist another classic?

If the classic horror movie The Exorcist rings a bell, you might appreciate going through the whole story of the book.

Chris MacNeil, an actress and divorced mother, starts to experience difficulties when her sweet-natured daughter becomes afflicted with convulsions, spasms, and unusual amnesiac episodes. When medical science got baffled by the case, they had to resort to finding a specialist from the Church. 

4. A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham

Book cover of A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham

Stacy’s debut novel for 2022 is about Chloe Davis, who lived in a small Louisiana town where six teenage girls went missing.

At the end of summer, her father confessed to the crime and ended up being put away for life. Chloe is trying to grasp the truth and move forward during the aftermath.

5. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Book cover of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

We all know the iconic figure Frankenstein because of how they portray him in the media.

That name was actually from the mad scientist who created the creature. Shelley’s 1818 classic is about the story of Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss medical student who brought an artificial man to life. Eventually, the creature turns against its creator.

6. Hocus Pocus: The Illustrated Novelization Illustrated by Gris Grimly

Book Cover of Hocus Pocus: The Illustrated Novelization Illustrated by Gris Grimly

The Hocus Pocus movie just recently debuted its second movie, and seeing the Sanderson sisters is such a nostalgia trip!

This illustrated book is an excellent way to put you into a spooky mood.

7. The Turn of The Screw by Henry James

Book cover of The Turn of The Screw by Henry James

This novella is about a governess who tries desperately to protect her children from evil as they start experiencing strange encounters at a remote country house.

It was also adapted into a T.V. film back in 2009.

8. The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

Book cover of The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

This classic by Poe is a short story but still has the perfect element to give you a bit of the spook!

It’s about a man taking a deadly revenge plot against a friend, who he believes has insulted him.

9. Malice House by Megan Shepherd

Book cover of Malice House by Megan Shepherd

One of the N.Y. Times best-selling authors, Shepherd, introduces the story of Haven.

After her failed marriage, she thought it might be good to get herself busy rather than be constantly bothered by her haunted past. She wanted to collaborate with her father on illustrated Bedtime Stories book, thinking it could jumpstart her art career.

10. The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James

Book cover of The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James

Receptionist by day. True crime junkie by night.

Beth Greer finds herself in a situation she wasn’t supposed to be involved. She comes across a Lady Killer, hoping to get an interview with her.

We certainly love these books and we strongly recommend all them for your evening or late night binge-reading!

And if you’re looking for that extra chill down your spine with true to life stories of killing and serial murders, then our upcoming book is perfect for you!

Serial Killers: Their Creation, Crimes and Capture by Devon F. Walker

13 of the World’s Most Notorious Serial Killers: The Men Behind the Masks

Why are we so enthralled when we hear phrases like “a serial murderer on the loose?” Why is there a tint of intrigue surrounding the terror and dread?

This book will discuss the childhood and history of 13 of the world’s most known serial murderers, including facts about the murders they committed, how they were apprehended, and why they became serial killers in the first place.

Were there any concerns with mental health? Were they troubled as children? And, to guarantee that no stone is left unturned, this book tackled their offences. Who investigated the crimes, and more importantly, what revealed them?

Let the mystery unfold.

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