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The Best Horror Novels of 2019 

Sammy Leary
Updated November 5, 2019 1.1k votes 288 voters 37.2k views 43 items

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
S P Miskowski

First Published: 2/22/1

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Inspection: A Novel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Josh Malerman

First Published: 3/

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The Nightmare Girl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Jonathan Janz

First Published: 2/7/

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

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A Penny For Your Thought... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Horrorreader19 added Robert Ford & Matt Hayward

First Published: 2019

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The Invited: A Novel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Jennifer McMahon

First Published: 4/30/19

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What Sleeps Beneath is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Pete Kahle added John Quick

First Published: March 2019

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Cardinal Black is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Robert McCammon

First Published: 4/30/19

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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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Stranger Things: Suspici... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Gwenda Bond

First Published: 2/5/19

A prequel book to the Netflix series Stranger Things

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Skidding Into Oblivion ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Brian Hodge

First Published: 2/19/19

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Will Haunt You is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Brian Kirk

First Published: 3/14/19

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Break the Bodies, Haunt ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Micah Dean Hicks

First Published: 2/5/

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The Grand Dark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Richard Kadrey

First Published: 6/11/19

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The Twisted Ones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
T. Kingfisher

First Published: Fall

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Remains is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
redmon8059 added Andrew Cull

First Published: August 2019

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Midnight Solitaire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Pete Kahle added Greg F. Gifune

First Published: May 2019

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

First Published: 5/7/19

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Wolf Land is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Jonathan Jnaz

First Published: 3/14/19

Wolf Land is part of the Fiction Without Frontiers series. 

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The Resurrectionists (Th... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Michael Hicks added Michael Patrick Hicks

First Published: June 4, 2019

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Collision: Stories is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
J.S. Breukala

First Published: 2/19/19

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The Long Night At 312 De... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
J Orion Liptak added J Orion Liptak

First Published: October 31st, 2018

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The Mammoth Book of Nigh... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
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Brain Dead Blues is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Matt Hayward

First Published: 1/18/19

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The Migration is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Helen Marshall

First Published: 3/5/

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Vigilance is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Novels of 2019
Robert Jackson Bennett

First Published: 1/29/19