13 Books Scarier than Friday the 13th

1. Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

Paul and Mia are not what they seem, and a drive to the cottage becomes extremely tense when it turns out their marriage is not picture perfect either.

2. Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra

When a young woman is arrested, she claims to be a girl who has been missing for years. As she takes over the missing girl’s life, the imposter realizes something is not quite right with the family. Could Rebecca Winter have met a dark end?

3. The Coldest Fear by Debra Webb

A string of bloody killings has Nick Shade on the hunt for a serial killer haunting the city and the people closest to him.

4. Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison

Sutton and Ethan do not have a perfect life together, in spite of what everyone thinks. When Sutton disappears and leaves a note telling people not to search for her, friends and family speculate that Ethan might be her killer.

5. The Ravenous by Amy Lukavics

When the youngest Cane sister is brought back to life after a tragic accident, her family discovers she must eat human flesh to survive.

6. Vampire Undone by Shannon Curtis

A vampire, Lucien Marchetta, is seeking the cure to a werewolf bite. He must convince Natalie Segova to help him before the struggle between life and death claims them both.

7. Menagerie by Rachel Vincent

After Delilah Marlow visits a traveling carnival, she discovers a creature lurking just beneath her human veneer. Captured and put on exhibition, she is stripped of her possessions, including her name, and forced to “perform” in town after town. A dark look at enslavement, this book introduces readers to an underworld where the least-human people are the ones enslaving the beasts of the menagerie.

8. The Darkest Torment by Gena Showalter

Katarina Joelle is forced to marry a monster to protect her loved ones. When she’s taken hostage by the ruthless, beautiful Baden immediately after the ceremony, she’s plunged into a war between two evils—with a protector more dangerous than the monsters he hunts.

9. Under the Knife by Tess Gerritsen

A doctor is accused of malpractice, but when other patients turn up dead, attorney David Ransom investigates a killer hunting the next victim.

10. A Grave Calling by Wendy Roberts

Girls are going missing and bodies keep piling up. Julie Hall assists the FBI with her special ability, but as more young women disappear, the killer’s sights shift to her.

11. The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics

In the middle of the woods, in a Victorian house with a dark family history of mental illness, Lucy begins to hear voices…creepy!

12. Undercover Amish by Debbi Giusti

After Hannah Miller’s mother is murdered and her sisters disappear, someone comes after her. Now the only way she can survive is to entrench herself in an Amish community…and rely on Lucas Grant, a former police officer who is planning to join the Amish faith, for protection.

 

13. Staying Dead by Laura Anne Gilman

As a Retriever, Wren Valere specializes in finding things that are lost—and then bringing them back, no questions asked. Normally her job is stimulating, challenging and only a little bit dangerous. But when a cornerstone containing a spell is stolen and there’s a magical complication, Wren’s abilities aren’t enough to lay this case to rest.

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