Paranormal Thriller Books

The best paranormal thriller book reviews. Paranormal thrillers, a subgenre or horror, typically involves the presence of evil, hauntings, sinister spirits or dark magic.

Revival by Stephen King

Book Review: Revival, a Thriller by Stephen King

The Bottom Line: Not to be missed, this potboiler masquerades as a coming-of-age novel until its grand climax delivers one of the most satisfying and unsettling Stephen King finishes ever. [easyazon_cta add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”1476770387″ cloaking=”default” height=”42″ key=”tall-orange” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”120″] [hr] Perhaps one of the luxuries of being a perennial best seller is the ability to shed contemporary genre conventions and just take your time telling a great story. …

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Sorceress Rising, a New Supernatural Thriller by Evan Michael Martin

Wiccan Clio Boru faces an ancient evil that has haunted her family for generations. Clio Boru is a Wiccan in the small community of Lake Melts, Wisconsin. In the early 1920s her Great Great Grandmother was killed by something evil in the Pine Barrens just outside of this quiet community. After a recent horrifying murder, Clio realizes that what killed her Great Great Grandmother has …

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Prince Lestat by Anne Rice

Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles, a new Paranormal Thriller by Anne Rice

Anne Rice once again summons up the irresistible spirit-world of the oldest and most powerful forces of the night, invisible beings unleashed on an unsuspecting world able to take blood from humans, in a long-awaited return to the extraordinary world of the Vampire Chronicles and the uniquely seductive Queen of the Damned (“mesmerizing” —San Francisco Chronicle), a long-awaited novel that picks up where The Vampire Lestat (“brilliant…its undead characters …

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Dead Works by Anthony Hains

Book Review: Dead Works, a Paranormal Thriller by Anthony Hains

The Bottom Line: Dead Works is an alluring nightmare you won’t want to wake up from anytime soon. As frightening as it is clever, Anthony Hains has created a paranormal thriller that will have even the most ironclad skeptics sleeping with the light on. Read it. [easyazon_cta add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”1629291463″ cloaking=”default” height=”42″ key=”tall-orange” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”120″] [hr] When we first meet Anthony …

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Lexicon novel by Max Barry

The Five Best Thrillers About Secret Societies

It’s easy to see why there are so many mysteries and thrillers written about secret societies. We’re so conditioned by films such as Angels and Demons and Rosemary’s Baby that the very mention of even a benign college organization like Yale’s Skull and Bones conjures images of candlelit initiations, pagan rotations and blood sacrifices. While many of the most gripping books about secret societies are centered around the Templar Knights and the …

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A Better World Markus Sakey

Book Review: A Better World, a new Sci-Fi Thriller from Marcus Sakey

The Bottom Line: The second outing in the Brilliance Saga series manages to be even more riveting than the first. An ingenious hybrid of pulse-pounding conspiracy thriller and science fiction that is easily once of the year’s must-reads. [easyazon_block add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B00IA7N7C8″ cloaking=”default” layout=”top” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”bestthricom-20″]If you haven’t yet read Sakey’s entry to the series, Brilliance, then consider it an obligatory appetizer. As good as …

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John Sanford's Field of Prey

Field of Prey, a New Crime Novel from John Sandford

The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky. He’d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was . . . something smelled bad—like, really bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and …

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Innocent Blood: The Order of the Sanguines Series

If you’ve read Blood Gospel, perhaps you’re already familiar with the story of two clans of vampires – one good, one evil – and the archeologist whose work invariably collides with their world. The premise for the new release is sure to resonate with fans of the original book: A vicious attack at a ranch in California thrusts archaeologist Erin Granger back into the folds …

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The Twelve Book Cover by Justin Cronin

Book Review: The Twelve, Book Two of the Passage Trilogy, by Justin Cronin

The Bottom Line: Essential reading for fans of The Passage, one of the most masterful and gripping vampire thrillers of all time. [easyazon_cta add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B007GBTBMY” cloaking=”default” height=”42″ key=”tall-orange” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”120″] [hr] [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B007GBTBMY” cloaking=”default” height=”500″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bHYJD50rL.jpg” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”279″]In our gushing review of Cronin’s first book of the planned trilogy, The Passage, we hoped there would be …

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Book Review: Justin Cronin’s The Passage

Earlier in the year, we called Justin Cronin the ultimate literary outlier. Cronin, the winner of the Pen/Faulkner award for a book that his Iowa Writer’s Workshop cronies must have admired, went off and wrote himself a gory-ass vampire novel. For those of you unfamiliar with the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, it ‘s far more prestigious than its name implies. Somehow, the most storied graduate writing …

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