It's that time again! Time to dish out my top five books for the month. I'm mostly leaning towards murder-mystery, spooky thrillers right now because it always gets me in the mood for fall. There's just something about the season that puts a tingle up your spine and your senses on higher alert. Maybe it's because the trees look like ghosts in the dark or that the sound of wind flowing between the bare branches creates the essence of an eerie, low groan. Whatever it is, with these books you never know what's going to be lurking around the corners of the pages. So without further ado, let's ring in five books that are sure to give you a little scare but are just enough to keep you wanting more.
Coming in at #5 is... One of us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus. When five teens walk into detention, only four walk out alive. Is the killer in the room or are they scape-goats for someone else entirely? You'll have to pick it up to find out. If you're still unsure, think of it this way. The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars.
Taking the #4 spot is... Truly Devious: A Mystery by Maureen Johnson. In this first book in a series of three, Stevie Bell, a student at the elite Ellingham Academy with a knack for true crime decides she will solve the disappearance and murders of the wife and daughter of the school's founder. Through twists and turns, including more murders, she is determined to find the killer. The only clues left behind in each case is a series of riddles signed by "Truly, Devious". What will her hunt uncover? Will Stevie be victorious or become lost in the realms of a decades old murder? The clues are in the pages.
Ringing in #3 is... There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins. Set in Nebraska, Makani Young has secrets from her past in Hawaii that she doesn't want anyone to know. However, when her classmates are mysteriously murdered, Makani's ominous past is about to explode whether she's ready or not.
The book taking the #2 spot is... Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard. I had to put this one in because one, I love it and two, #5 wouldn't make sense if you didn't know what this book is. Here's the rundown. Taking place in the fictional town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania, everyone seems to have it all. But as we all know, nothing is as it seems. When the queen bee vanishes and is found murdered a year later, no one knows why. Soon after the discovery, her four former friends receive eerie messages from an unknown person who knows all their secrets. Is it the killer or somebody else? Read it to find out!
Alright, drum roll please! Ending this month's top five is one of my favorites! Taking the crown at #1 is The Murder House by James Patterson and it is as scary as you would expect. In the Hamptons there's a house all the locals know to avoid. Sitting at 7 Ocean Drive is the notorious murder house. A dark past clings to it and a haunting present lurks through its spiraling staircases and endless rooms filled with priceless pieces. When a power broker and his mistress are found dead in one of the grand rooms, Detective Jenna Murphy sets out to solve the murder house's secrets as more mysterious killings and events emerge from its past. However, on her quest to uncover the history of 7 Ocean Drive, Detective Murphy discovers startling revelations from her own past. This intense page-turner is one that you shouldn't read alone.
There you have it! Five more books to add to your list of weekend reads. Don't forget to let me know what you think of my picks and what some of your favorites are!
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