6 Chilling Books to Read Before Halloween

Julia Heaberlin, author of Black-Eyed Susans, recommends her favorite sleep-averting reads.

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I might be a tad biased, but in my mind, there’s just no other book that quite ensnares its readers like a good thriller. These six suspense novels—my personal favorites—will keep your eyes darting across the page, desperate to find out what comes next. A word of advice: don’t read these alone at night. Or do…if you dare.

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JULIA HEABERLIN is the author of the critically acclaimed Black-Eyed Susans, USA Today and Times (U.K.) bestseller. Her psychological thrillers, including Playing Dead and Lie Still, have sold to more than 15 countries. Heaberlin is also an award-winning journalist who has worked at the Fort-Worth Star TelegramThe Detroit News, and The Dallas Morning News. She grew up in Texas and lives with her family near Dallas/Fort Worth, where she is at work on her next novel.

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