Updated March 22, 2018 by Misty Alder

The 10 Best Horror Books

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Dark Harvest
Doctor Sleep
The Pilo Family Circus

Since the initial publication of this wiki in March of 2018, there have been 7 edits to this page. If you find the thrill of losing yourself in a good horror novel irresistible, then this selection of books is for you. From disturbing narratives that send a chill up your spine to creepy twists and turns that will make you jump out of your skin when things go bump in the night, you'll find no shortage of suspense and excitement in the works of fiction featured here. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best horror book on Amazon.

10. The Red Tree

9. Dark Harvest

8. The Pilo Family Circus

7. The Terror

6. The Ritual

5. Sharp Objects

4. Horns by Joe Hill

3. Kin by Kealan Patrick Burke

2. Bird Box

1. Doctor Sleep


Misty Alder
Last updated on March 22, 2018 by Misty Alder

Born and raised in the American Deep South, Misty's career in elder care took a sharp left turn when she was swept away to the land of Robin Hood by her very own Merry Man. She's a coffee-swilling master of stitch-witchery with a magical touch in the kitchen and a neverending stream of Disney gag reels playing in her head. A certified nursing assistant by trade and a toy aficionado by choice, some intense parenting ensured she was well versed in gardening, carpentry and electrical engineering by the time she entered grade school. Her culinary artistry, tool-wielding wizardry, and skill with needle and thread were honed over nearly four decades in the kitchens, workrooms, and outdoor spaces of family, friends, and clients. Voracious reading took care of the rest.


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