The darker nights are the perfect excuse to curl up with a good thriller or mystery so we’ve thrown together a short reading list of some brilliant new novels out this October that fit the bill perfectly. We all love a good pageturner, and who doesn’t love a bit of suspense?
With crime and thriller fans in mind, here’s your October reading list!
Zero Zone – Scott O’Connor
A literary thriller about an infamous desert art installation, the cult it inspired, and the search for a missing young woman that is “cinematic” and will leave you wanting to reread to see how the clever mystery was put together. This one hit the shelves on 6th October!
The Devil and the Dark Water – Stuart Turton
It’s 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world’s greatest detective, is being transported to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Travelling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is determined to prove his friend innocent. This thrilling tale hit the shelves on 6th October so is available to buy now!
Still Life – Val McDermid
Released on 6th October, Still Life is is the next instalment in the Inspector Karen Pirie Mysteries. When a lobster fisherman discovers a dead body in Scotland’s Firth of Forth, Karen is called into investigate. She quickly discovers that the case will require untangling a complicated web―including a historic disappearance, art forgery, and secret identities―that seems to orbit around a painting copyist who can mimic anyone from Holbein to Hockney.
Invisible Girl – Lisa Jewell
Released on 13th October, Invisible Girl is an exciting new thriller about the disappearance of a young girl .With evocative, vivid, and unputdownable prose and plenty of disturbing twists and turns, Jewell’s latest thriller is another “haunting, atmospheric, stay-up-way-too-late read”
Cardiff By the Sea – Joyce Carol Oates
Released on 6th October this collection of four bone chilling novellas is sure to get you in the mood for an atmospheric autumn. In these psychologically daring, chillingly suspenseful pieces, Joyce Carol Oates writes about women facing threats past and present.