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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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The Worst Is Yet to Come is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
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A Penny For Your Thoughts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Horrorreader19 added Robert Ford & Matt Hayward
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Inspection: A Novel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Josh Malerman
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What Sleeps Beneath is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Pete Kahle added John Quick
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The Invited: A Novel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Jennifer McMahon
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The Nightmare Girl is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Cardinal Black is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Robert McCammon
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Bleed Away the Sky is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Pete Kahle added Brian Fatah Steele
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Skidding Into Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
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Will Haunt You is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Brian Kirk
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Stranger Things: Suspicious Mi... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Gwenda Bond

A prequel book to the Netflix series Stranger Things

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Midnight Solitaire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Pete Kahle added Greg F. Gifune
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Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bo... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
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The Mammoth Book of Nightmare ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
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Collision: Stories is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
J.S. Breukala
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The Grand Dark is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Richard Kadrey
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Dead Branches is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Pete Kahle added Benjamin Langley
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Brain Dead Blues is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Matt Hayward
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The Migration is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Helen Marshall
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The Resurrectionists (The Sale... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Michael Hicks added Michael Patrick Hicks
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The Witch's Kind is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Louisa Morgan
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While You Sleep: A Novel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Stephanie Merritt
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Vigilance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Robert Jackson Bennett
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Middlegame is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Seanan McGuire
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Wolf Land is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Jonathan Jnaz

Wolf Land is part of the Fiction Without Frontiers series.