Question: Is there a rule that says you can’t treat yo’ self to eerie reads after Halloween?! Nope. Didn’t think so. If you ask me, it’s the perfect time of year for readers to slip into something darker.
Adult psychological thrillers surrounding the mysterious disappearance or murder of a young woman continue to trend in the mainstream thanks to the overwhelming success of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.
Four years later, the “Gone Girl” phenomenon shows no sign of dying down with novels like Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train and Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10 continuing to dominate the NYT bestseller list week over week.
Suitably, more female-driven thrillers have begun to seep into the YA market, giving readers a window into the lives of more intricate female characters—girls who are deliciously cunning, unpredictable, and unreliable.
Looking to satisfy your “Gone Girl” sweet tooth? Get your fix with these 10 suspenseful YA noirs.