Spooky books to read






who does not love Halloween and spooky stuffs? Even though halloween is a part of western culture it is well loved in our country as well.

Dean koontz is a familiar  name in the world of thrillers and mystery.It would be safe if i call him the “wizard” of mysteries and fantasies.The huge rush of adrenaline and the jaw dropping twists  in his books help him stand out in the race.He is the best selling author of horror and thriller novels.His marvellous way of writing is the cherry on the cake.If you are looking for some stirring horror novels this post is for you.

Why should you read Dean Koontz books?

Dean Koontz is an american author who published over 105 novels and shorts stories. His works bagged the best selling positions in the New York times best sellers list. His books will take you on a roller coaster journey of mysteries and heart wrenching thrillers. His books are known for its gripping storyline with some mind blowing twists.

Being a hardcore fan of thrillers and mysteries ,i am here with a list of his best books to save you some time.

Some of the best Dean koontz books are listed below.

  1. The jane Hawk thriller series 

The Jane Hawk series is one of his best works. This series features jane hawk in his novels. She is my favourite character of all times. These series include:

  • The silent corner

  • The whispering room

  • The crooked staircase

  • The forbidden door

  • The night window

  A man living his dreams decided to commit suicide. He left behind a note puzzling his wife - Jane hawk. She decides to find the truth. Her journey to discover the truth is piled in this series.If you are looking for a thriller that could send shivers down the spine, this book is for you.

Fun fact:

This series was ranked as the best selling series in the New York times list.This series has a movie adaptation. You can watch it if you like movies more.

  1. Odd Thomas

This book is compiled with various twists along with marvellous storytelling. The plot of this book is interesting. The ending of this book will surely make your heart skip a bit.Two words that best describe this book are- mind blowing and intense. You will experience an adrenaline rush while reading this book. It will keep you wanting for more.

  1. The eye of darkness

Years after the death of a boy, he was spotted in a car by his mother. Was it an illusion? Or is he alive? His mother decides to find out the truth. The mystery that unfolds later will leave you awestruck.The book mentions a virus called Wuhan 400 virus and people are going crazy over it. Maybe you can check this out to find out more.The plot is interesting . It will keep you hooked till the end.

Fun fact :

A book that talks about wuhan virus. This virus resembles the corona virus in many ways.

  1. The watchers 

You are a fan of supernatural and science thrillers, this book is for you.Two mutant creatures of animal origin escape the government lab. Now you have to hunt them before they cause irrevocable damage to mankind.The plot is so mind gripping that you won't be able to put down the book. As the story proceeds, some unimaginable incidents will knock you down. This will surely keep you imagining all day. The author's unique way of writing makes the book more interesting. This is one of the best Dean Koontz books i have ever read. It was a five star read for me.

Fun fact:

This book is adapted into 4 movies- Watchers, Watchers reborn, Watcher II and watcher 3

  1. The strangers

A writer develops sleepwalking illness. Eventually things got worse when he started acquiring weapons while sleepwalking.He woke up blank and this made him scared. Later he realises that many people in the city are suffering from this disease.Is he related to any of them? What went wrong? This book will chill your bones to the core. The storytelling and the plot of this book is intriguing. This book kept me awake at night. I imagined scenarios in my head and could not stop thinking about it. It has a huge impact on your mind. One of the best thrillers i have ever read.

Quote from the book:

"We are not strangers to ourselves, we only try to be."

  1. Dark rivers of the heart

A man in his forties fears to be alone. He spends most of his time avoiding loneliness. Anyone who hears his story does not remember it the next day. He meets Valeria and something unimaginable happens. Later he realizes that she abandoned her house leaving a strange note. Before he could realize who she was, the house exploded. Will he be able to find her? How is she related to his past? The book deals with supernatural powers. It weaves mystery. The book is filled with twists that makes it an interesting read.The language of the book is easy and beginner friendly. If you are a beginner and want to read thrillers, this book is for you and there will be no turning back.

Quote from the book:


"They said there was no rest for the wicked. In fact, there was rest neither for the virtuous nor the wicked, nor for guys like Billy, who were uncommitted regarding the whole idea of virtue versus wickedness and who were just trying to do their jobs."

  1. Cold fire

A school teacher Jim saves a child from being killed. A journalist decides to interview Jim and praise him for his heroism, but Jim declines his request.The journalist realises that Jim saved 12 more people in the last four months. This aroused curiosity in him and he decided to find out. He finds himself in an ocean of mystery and terror. Is Jim a normal person? Or is he supernatural?Read this book to know more.This book is mysterious and the storyline is thrilling. The book is a partora of twists and electrifying incidents that will make you love Dean Koontz more. I enjoyed this book and if you want to read a thriller that makes you dumbstruck this book is for you. I recommend this book to everyone.

Quote from the book:

"Snuggle down in my cocoon, be a butterfly soon."

  1. Strange highway

Twenty year old Joey walked down a strange highway and his life has never been the same.Twenty years later, he returns to his hometown. He finds the same highway but that highway no longer exists.The roads were replaced with a superhighway and a gripping journey begins towards a dark truth. Will he be able to solve this maze? Or will he be stuck in there forever? The rip roaring story will surely make you fall in love with thrillers.The storyline of this book is mindblowing. This book kept me hooked for hours. I am sure you will love this book.

Quote from the book:

"Darkness dwells within even the best of us. In the worst of us, darkness not only dwells but reins."

  1. Intensity

Chyna was laying in her bed struggling to sleep. A psychopath broke into their home intending to kill everyone.The psychopath enjoys killing to satisfy his soul and to live without remorse.Will Chyna survive?She eventually learns about his next victim and decides to save her? Is she related to the victim?Will she succeed in saving her? "Intensity " deals with fear, truth, friendships and bravery. The language of the book is easy and flowy. The storyline of the book is hair-raising. The cover of the book is also pretty. The book will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions.Chyna is my favourite protagonist who musters courage to save the next victim. This book will make you believe in friendships even more. I loved this book.


"Human cruelty and treachery surpassed all understanding"

  1. What the night knows?

Fourteen year old Bill confesses his crime. His knowledge of crime and techniques surprises the detective. He was locked up but another murder took place that night. Who killed the victim? Was it Bill or his ghost? This paranormal story will keep your heart pounding. The excellent story telling of the author makes it an amazing read. This book deals with riveting psychology, paranormal spirits and crime. This book will keep you gripping till the end.


"Sometimes it seemed that the human heart, this side of Eden, feared life more than death, light more than darkness, freedom more than surrender."

  1. Velocity

Imagine a serial killer asks you to choose his next killer. What will you do? You are given a choice. Every choice has a victim. Whatever choice you make, a person dies. Scary right? This happens to the protagonist of the story. Billy finds a note on his car. Every choice he makes will kill somebody. What will he do? If he goes to the police, someone dies.This book is scary, hair raising and astounding. As the story proceeds, the twists become more complex and the ending will blow your mind. I love this book. If you are someone who loves hair raising, riveting plot twists this book is for you.

Quote from the book:

"Pain can be endured and defeated only if it is embraced"

  1. Innocence

Addison Goodheart hides his identity and lives in a hiding place. At night he visits the library to read books. She met Gwyneth. Gwyneth hides her identity from the world. Eventually they began sharing their tragic stories and a tragic future awaits them. What happens next? This book is a bundle of twists and surprises. Every page has a twist. The story becomes more interesting as it proceeds. The characters are well developed and interesting. The ending will leave you intrigued. You will fall in love with the characters. The book is well plotted to leave an everlasting impression on the minds of the readers.

Quote from the book:

Each book is a mind alive, a life revealed, a world awaiting exploration, but living people are all those things, as well—and more, because their stories haven't yet been completely told.”

  1. Moonlight Bay trilogy

Moonlight bay Trilogy is an unfinished trilogy by Koontz. The books in this trilogy include :

  1. Fear nothing

  2. Seize the night

  3. Ride the storm

The first two books of this trilogy were published in 1998 and 1999 simultaneously.'Fear nothing' is a mind gripping novel that keeps the reader glued till the end.The characters, plot and storytelling of this book needs to be appreciated. This novel was my first Dean Koontz read and I will cherish this book forever. Christopher Snow has a rare genetic disease. He cannot venture out in the sun. A life changing incident took place in his city changing his life forever.

The second book in the trilogy is also well plotted. Dean Koontz's writing style makes the book more interesting. The third book was not published and this keeps me wondering.The unfinished work of Dean Koontz keeps me wondering. I hope he publishes this book soon.

Fun fact:

The last book of the trilogy was left unpublished. This broke the hearts of his fans.


Dean koontz is one of the best thriller authors i have ever read. His books are well plotted with striking stories. His books are thrilling with a tint of paranormal characters and dark fantasies. His new book 'Devoted' will be released on 25th of october, 2020.You can pre order this book on Amazon. If you love horror stories you can definitely check them out. This will relive your fantasies and bless you mind with riveting stories.The books mentioned above are available on amazon. They are budget friendly and easily transportable.The paperbacks are lightweight. You can carry them anywhere and read them whenever you wish to. Once you read his books you will fall in love with Dean koontz novels forever. He is known to play with the reader's mind with his mind twisting stories and if you haven't read any of his books, you are missing out on something really interesting. Happy reading.

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