Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Novels of 2019  

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List Rules Vote up the horror books that are giving you chills and keeping you on the edge of your seat in 2019.

Horror novels continue to be one of the best selling genres in literature, and 2019 appears to be another great year for page-turning scares. The best new horror novels feature several acclaimed writers looking to continue their fine work and even a few newcomers aiming to make a name for themselves in the industry. Here are 22 horror audiobooks, hardcovers, paperbacks, and downloads that scare-fans everywhere are already talking about.

The horror novel stands apart from other genres because its main goal is not just to entertain the reader. Although the latest horror releases feature different kinds of monsters from ghouls to ghosts to undefinable supernatural beings; all the books share one thing in common, they all aim to terrify their audience.

Check out all the best new horror novels coming out in the first half of 2019. Which ones are you looking forward to the most? Make your voice heard and vote up the best horror books 2019.

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23 10
The Worst Is Yet to Come is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019

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12 7
The Nightmare Girl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Jonathan Janz

The Nightmare Girl is part of the Fiction Without Frontiers series.

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11 7
Inspection: A Novel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Josh Malerman

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9 6
Will Haunt You is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Brian Kirk

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7 5
Collision: Stories is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
J.S. Breukala

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12 11
Stranger Things: Suspicious Mi... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Gwenda Bond

A prequel book to the Netflix series Stranger Things

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11 10
Lycan Fallout 5: Demon Wars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Mark Tufo

This is the fifth and final book of the Lycan and Demon Fallout series.

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10 9
Berserk Deluxe Volume 1 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Jason DeAngelis

This is the first Volume of the Berserk series. 

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7 6
The Mammoth Book of Nightmare ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019

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7 6
While You Sleep: A Novel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Stephanie Merritt

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6 5
Skidding Into Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019

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2 1
The Invited: A Novel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Jennifer McMahon

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11 11
The Walking Dead Volume 31 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Robert Kirkman

This is the 31st book of The Walking Dead series. 

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6 6
The Witch's Kind is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Louisa Morgan

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5 5
Vigilance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Robert Jackson Bennett

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5 5
Adornments of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Paul Meloy

Adornments of the Storm is the follow up to The Night Clock.

 

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2 2
Middlegame is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Seanan McGuire

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2 2
Bleed Away the Sky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Pete Kahle added Brian Fatah Steele

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1 1
The Grand Dark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Richard Kadrey

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1 1
The Summoning is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Heather Graham

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7 8
Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bo... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019

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7 8
Brain Dead Blues is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Matt Hayward

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6 7
Wolf Land is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Jonathan Jnaz

Wolf Land is part of the Fiction Without Frontiers series. 

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1 2
The Twisted Ones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
T. Kingfisher

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1 2
10,000 Bones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Joe Ollinger