5 Suspenseful Novels For Your Winter Reading

Winter nights are for warm blankets, cosy slippers and hot chocolate. The only thing that adds to this set-up is a suspense novel in which you can immerse yourself as you burrow deeper into that blanket or take another sip of your delicious drink. Here are five novels that will go perfectly with winter set-ups and make for ideal reading companions. 

Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

Rock Paper Scissors takes place during a snowstorm as Adam and Amelia are travelling to Scotland for a weekend. Their marriage has hit a rocky patch and they are hoping that this trip might help them salvage it. But Adam, who suffers from a rare condition of face blindness, which doesn’t allow him to remember any faces, isn’t thrilled at the idea. When their destination turns out to be way different than what they’d imagined, wheels start to turn, leading this thriller towards its explosive conclusion. 

Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone by Benjamin Stevenson

Ernest Cunningham is getting ready to go to his family reunion, which is taking place at a ski resort. But his is no ordinary family. Everyone in this family has killed someone. When a death occurs at the reunion, Ernest plays detective, trying to find out whodunit. Written in a very meta style, with a unique brand of humour and narrative technique, this book is a must-try.

One by One by Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware’s One by One takes place on a chalet where Snoop’s employees are gathered for an off-site retreat. The problem starts when they are snowed in and someone starts bumping people off, one by one. Atmospheric and creepy, with tension gradually cranking higher as the book progresses, One by One will force you to read just one more chapter before you keep it aside.

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has solved many difficult cases before, but The Hound of the Baskervilles towers over all the rest. When Holmes and Watson visit the moors to look into the death of Sir Charles Baskerville, they are bewildered by one seriously illogical possibility– that their opponent might just be something of the supernatural. Working their way through family secrets, lies, and a supposed curse, this can easily be termed as one of their most difficult cases.   

The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada

The Tokyo Zodiac Murders is the story of Kiyoshi Mitarai and his friend, narrator Kazumi Ishioka, who try to solve a series of murders that happened almost forty years ago, in 1936. The puzzle of this crime includes a locked-room murder and murders that seem to be dictated by the occult and astrological. This fair-play mystery, where the reader has access to all the clues that the detectives have, challenges readers to solve the mystery before they turn the final pages to its uncanny solution!

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Dr Sneha Pathak

About the Reviewer:-

Sneha Pathak has a PhD in English Literature and has taught at the collegiate and university level. She currently works as a freelance writer/translator. Her writings have appeared in various publications such as Muse India, Purple Pencil Project, The Wise Owl Magazine, The Curious Reader, Mystery and Suspense Magazine etc. She recently published her first book of translation, an anthology of stories translated from Hindi. Follow her here: Instagram

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