It’s thriller season and we’ve got your list of the most anticipated thrillers of Fall 2020. Grab some hot chocolate, your cozy socks and leave the lights on. These Fall 2020 thrillers are spooky!
Most anticipated thrillers of Fall 2020
Don’t Ever Forget by Matthew Farrell
After a fellow state trooper is found murdered on the roadside and the act being caught on his car’s dashboard camera, Police Investigator Susan Adler is assigned to the case. Susan traces the car in the footage to a nurse who has been missing for days along with an elderly patient. However, when Susan investigates the old man’s home, she learns enough to revive two old cold cases that involve long-missing children. The case takes a disturbing turn when people involved with both the nurse and the old man begin to turn up dead. Sounds like a classic Fall thriller right? Determined to help save the old man she believes to be in danger, Susan and her forensics investigator colleague Liam Dwyer must team up to help find the sick and desperate killer making this the darkest case Susan has ever worked.
The Diabolical Bones by Bella Ellis
February 1846: Haworth Parsonage. Anne, Emily, and Charlotte Bronte are all busy with finding publishers for their poetry and with the hopes of writing their novels. On a cold night, their housekeeper Tabby tells them about a discovery at an old farmhouse belonging to the Bradshaw family, Scar Top House. Tabby tells them that bones were found bricked up inside of the chimney at the farmhouse. Intrigued by the story, the sisters start to investigate but soon learn that evil is all too real and that they are being lured into a murderous trap.
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One by One by Ruth Ware
When eight coworkers from Snoop, a startup tech company, take a company trip to a luxurious ski chalet in the French Alps, things seem to be going good for a company full of employees with things to lose and hide. However, loyalties are tested, and tension grows when a shareholder in the company attempts to buy Snoop out. However, things get more intense when a storm starts, and an avalanche hits. Snowed in with no connection to the outside world, and with an employee that never made it back from the slopes, the employees begin to panic. Then, as each hour passes and paranoia continues to grow, and the resort becomes colder, the group becomes smaller one by one.
Whispering Hearts by V.C. Andrews
Aspiring Broadway star, Emma Corey moves from the English countryside to New York, which gets her disowned immediately by her conservative father. Upset, but determined to make it in New York, she soon learns that it isn’t all fun for newcomers. First, she’s robbed, then she gets a low-wage job and then realizes that the city attracts many young and talented people – competitors. As soon as Emma feels like she has to move back to the UK, she meets a strange couple: a wife who can’t have kids of her own and a husband that wants to pay Emma to help them fix their issue. Emma moves in with them and soon realizes that there’s no telling what will happen.
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We Hear Voices by Evie Green
Kids create imaginary friends, and Rachel knows it isn’t unusual. However, when her son Billy recovers from a horrible flu that has taken the lives of many people, she doesn’t question her son’s imaginary friend, Delfy. She’s just happy he is healthy. However, things take a turn when her son Billy begins to act irrationally and out of control because Delfy is telling him to do so. Rachel’s family begins to fall apart, but even then, she only has one goal: to protect her kids no matter the cost.
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And Now She’s Gone by Rachel Howzell Hall
Isabel Lincoln is gone, and Grayson Sykes has to find her, but what if she doesn’t want to be found? Is she even really missing? Being reluctant to search for her, Gray’s search for Isabel slowly becomes dangerous as she learns secrets and the truths that Isabel had hidden from her family for years. Hall’s novel shows how violence and fear can lead a person to leave everything for the sake of survival.
The Last Flight by Julie Clark
Claire is married to the scion of a political dynasty, she’s surrounded by luxury in her Manhattan townhouse, and her future is bright. Claire seems to have it all, but does she? Her perfect husband has a temper and tries to keep a close eye on her but what he doesn’t know is that Claire is planning to vanish. When Claire meets Eva at the airport, the two women swap tickets in hopes to escape their current lives. However, when Eva’s plane goes down and Claire has to take on Eva’s identity she learns about all of her secrets and baggage.
Hush by Dylan Farrow
Shae is a seventeen-year-old girl who has a quiet life and likes to hang out with her best friend Fiona and a neighborhood boy named Mads. However, her friends aren’t aware of the fear she holds within her such as the disease that took her brother or how her dreams and reality often blur together. Shae even ignores the bards who claim to protect her community with magic. However, when her mother is murdered she can no longer pretend. Shae sets out on a journey to get the truth and along the way meets a brooding boy, a new enemy, and a new power with much potential.
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Loss Lake by Amber Cowie
Mallory Dent has been a widow for two months already, and in an impulsive stupor, she has decided to pack up and move on. She heads for remote McNamara to escape her pain. However, the first day she moves in, death follows her as she finds a woman’s corpse in Loss Lake but to make matters even worse, this is not the first death surrounding the lake. Sergeant Joel Benson understands Mallory’s skepticism and even lets her know that his own brother died in the house where she lived by accident. Mallory begins to investigate his death, and she becomes even more scared. When a storm hits the small town, Mallory will have to face her past, the secrets on the townsfolk, and a revelation that will shatter the icy calm of Loss Lake.
Dancing With The Octopus by Debora Harding
When she was fourteen, Debora Harding was kidnapped from her church parking lot by a seventeen year-old stranger. She was assaulted, held for ransom, and then left to die while an ice storm threatened the city. Debora survives, identifies her assailant, and is reunited with her family who are in denial and simply want Debora to move on. Years later, Debora is suffering with PTSD but she decides to meet her assailant in prison face to face. This is when Debora begins to reimagine her assailants story and even her own. In a quest for truth to learn why her family disintegrated. A true crime story with thrills and dark humor.
Don’t Look For Me by Wendy Walker
Wendy Walker is the queen of Fall thrillers and she’s back with her latest.
What happened to Molly Clarke? They say she just walked away from everything. It happens. People just grow tired of their lives and leave their family and old life with no explanation. The night Molly disappeared started with a storm, her running out of gas, and a man offering her a ride somewhere safe. Yet, when the doors to the man’s car lock shut, Molly knows she made a terrible mistake. Molly’s daughter, Nicole, does not her mother would just get up and leave, and so she goes to the small town where her mother lived to try and open her case up again and get answers for her disappearance. Slowly, secrets begin to reveal themselves as she gets closer to the truth, and Nicole finds herself in danger.
Dear Child by Romy Hausmann
In a windowless shack in the woods, a woman finally escapes her captor in a dash for safety along with two kids. However, her real nightmare is only just beginning. Lena had disappeared only 14 years prior, but her family does not believe she is the real Lena. While Lena is desperate to start her life again, her devastated father is trying to piece together details that just don’t make sense and something tells Lena her captor isn’t finished with her. Will Lena be able to escape and start anew? Or will the whole truth about what happened in the woods finally surface? Twisted and suspenseful, this is one psychological thriller that will surely keep the reader guessing.
The Arrangement by Robyn Harding
Natalie is an art student in NYC who is struggling to pay her bills. That is until her friend suggests she go online and find a sugar daddy. Lots of girls do it. Nat finds out. All she has to do is look pretty and agree with anything they say. Sexual favors aren’t mandatory, either. Natalie eventually meets Gabe, a handsome corporate finance attorney who is thirty years older than her, and within a month, Natalie falls madly in love with him. Gabe, on the other hand, does not. He has a family who he has no intention of leaving. When Gabe ends things, Nat cannot let him go and what was supposed to be an arrangement becomes a nightmare full of obsession. Things get worse when a body is found near Gabe’s Upper East Side apartment too. The Arrangement deals with an all too real reality where young women fall into a shadowy relationship with wealthy and powerful men. Wrap up the year with this must-read Fall thriller.