Spooky season is here, and it’s the perfect time to start crafting a reading list that will deliver all of the thrills and chills you’re craving. Here are 31 mystery, thriller, and horror audiobooks released in 2022 (as well as a few hitting shelves over the next few weeks) that are sure to put you in the spirit.
Goddess of Filth by V. Castro, narrated by Stacy Gonzalez
A séance is all fun and games until someone gets possessed. The friends at the heart of this tale learn this the hard way when imitating The Craft ends in channeling their Aztec ancestors.
Wraith by Mark Wheaton, narrated by Annalee Scott
The LeClercqs are cursed—haunted by a wraith that appears before they die. At a chateau deep in the woods, Cecily learns how it’s plagued generations of her family and wonders how she’ll survive.
House of Hunger by Alexis Henderson, narrated by Jeanette Illidge
Marion applies to be a bloodmaid for nobles and enters an intoxicating world of debauchery. When other bloodmaids start to go missing, she realizes all is not what it seems.
Ghostwritten by Ronald Malfi, narrated by Joe Hempel
If you like your scares bite-sized, don’t miss this collection of four horror novellas all themed around storytelling—including one about a cursed novel that leads readers to their deaths.
Malice House by Megan Shepherd, narrated by Katie Schorr
Haven’s father told her his home was haunted. She didn’t believe him until the discovery of an unnerving manuscript in the home sets off a series of strange events culminating in multiple murders.
Final Girls by Mira Grant, narrated by Jennifer Pickens
This audio novella comes out just after Halloween and follows a doctor who claims to have invented a way to heal psychological wounds through the simulation of horror scenarios.
The Hatak Witches by Devon A. Mihesuah, narrated by Kyla García
When human remains are stolen from a museum, a group of shape-shifting witches are the main suspects. Devon A. Mihesuah weaves Choctaw legends into this supernatural mystery.
The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas, narrated by Victoria Villarreal, Lee Osorio
A suspenseful gothic debut set after the Mexican War of Independence, this novel follows Beatriz to the country estate of her new husband, a home she soon realizes is haunted.
The Secret Witness by Victor Methos, narrated by Timothy Andrés Pabon
In the first book in the Shepard & Gray series, a sheriff and a prosecutor team up to tackle a copycat killer claiming to be the Reaper, who terrorized Tooele County eight years earlier.
Murder in Westminster by Vanessa Riley, narrated by Chanté McCormick
This historical mystery follows Abigail, who is named a suspect after discovering her neighbor’s wife’s body. Unable to reveal her alibi—a pro-abolition meeting—she sets out to clear her name.
The Ones That Got Away by Stephen Graham Jones, narrated by Rich Miller
Readers looking for horror can’t go wrong with Stephen Graham Jones and diving into these thirteen collected short stories is the perfect way to countdown to Halloween night.
The Heights by Louise Candlish, narrated by Genevieve Gaunt, Milo Twomey, Louise Candlish
If you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself. At least that’s the lesson Ellen Saint takes away when she realizes Kieran Watts, the man she paid to have killed, is still alive.
The Appeal by Janice Hallett, narrated by Daniel Philpott, Aysha Kala, Rachel Adedeji, Sid Sagar
If you fancy yourself an armchair detective, you’ll enjoy feeling like you’re on the case with this epistolary mystery featuring emails, texts, and messages surrounding an amateur theater group.
Her Perfect Twin by Sarah Bonner, narrated by Daphne Kouma, David Morley Hale, George Weightman
A fight between estranged twins turns deadly, with only one twin coming out alive and needing to pretend to be them both to save face. See if you can guess who lived before the finale’s reveal.
You’re Invited by Amanda Jayatissa, narrated by Shimali De Silva, Soneela Nankani, Deepa Samuel
Amaya travels to Sri Lanka with one goal: stopping her ex-boyfriend and former best friend from getting married. When the bride goes missing the night before the wedding all eyes turn on her.
Run Time by Catherine Ryan Howard, narrated by Alana Kerr Collins, Alan Smyth, Gary Furlong, Gerard Doyle, Siobhan Waring, Alison McKenna
Listeners who want a full cast experience can check out this thriller following an Irish actress who signs on to film a psychological horror movie and begins to receive threatening notes on set.
The Sacrifice by Rin Chupeco, narrated by Pun Bandhu
It’s said that the Philippine island of Kisapmata is cursed. When a film crew arrives to capture its mysteries, disaster strikes and local teen Alon may be all that’s standing between them and death.
Wake the Bones by Elizabeth Kilcoyne, narrated by Bailey Carr
Laurel’s return to her family’s farm awakens an evil that had been dormant since her mother’s death. With a target on her back, she must unravel long-kept secrets if she hopes to survive.
The Lies We Tell by Katie Zhao, narrated by Elaine Kao
Keep spooky season going all through the fall with this November release, which follows Anna Xu to Brookings University, where she hopes to solve the murder of her childhood babysitter.
The Depths by Nicole Lesperance, narrated by Phoebe Strole
Eulalie Island is beautiful, but Addie Spencer can’t help but feel unsettled. When a local tells her that the island loves her, she fears that if she doesn’t act quickly, it may never let her leave.
What We Harvest by Ann Fraistat, narrated by Lauren Ezzo
For 150 years, Rainbow Fields has produced healing wheat for Hollow’s End. That all changes when contaminated crops turn animals into zombies and the infection spreads to humans.
Burn Down, Rise Up by Vincent Tirado, narrated by Julienne Irons
In this debut, pitched as Stranger Things meets Get Out, the police aren’t interested in kids of color going missing in the Bronx. So Raquel and Charlize take it upon themselves to investigate.
Pretty Dead Queens by Alexa Donne, narrated by Phoebe Strole
A California coastal town reckons with a copycat killer drawing inspiration from the decades-old unsolved murder of a homecoming queen in Alexa Donne’s latest YA thriller.
These Fleeting Shadows by Kate Alice Marshall, narrated by Megan Trout
When Helen Vaughan’s grandfather dies he leaves her everything: his labyrinthian home, his money. The only catch is she must stay in the mansion for a year—if she survives, she gets it all.
How to Succeed in Witchcraft by Aislinn Brophy, narrated by Tashi Thomas
Readers looking for something witchy can pick up this tale of a junior at a magical high school who grapples with identifying an inappropriate teacher while her scholarship is on the line.
After Dark with Roxie Clark by Brooke Lauren Davis, narrated by Jordan Killam
Roxie turned the deadly curse on her family into a successful ghost tour, but the murder of her sister’s boyfriend causes her to rethink everything and soon she’s looking for a killer.
Dead Flip by Sara Farizan, narrated by Wali Habib, Reena Dutt, Michael Crouch
Sam’s disappearance drove Cori and Maz apart. Cori believed Sam was dead, Maz swore he was taken by a supernatural pinball machine. Will the truth come out when Sam returns five years later?
Man Made Monsters by Andrea L. Rogers, narrated by DeLanna Studi, Lane Factor
This short story collection follows a Cherokee family across generations and shares their experiences with both paranormal horrors and horrors that only other humans can create.
How to Survive Your Murder by Danielle Valentine, narrated by Valerie Rose Lohman
On the morning of her sister’s murder trial, Claire is knocked out and wakes up to find herself reliving the night Alice was killed. But this time, Claire is determined to save her sister.
Eternally Yours by Patrice Caldwell, narrated by Patrice Caldwell, Katie Koster, Catherine Ho
Readers who want to swoon, not scream, should dive into this anthology featuring 15 stories from beloved YA authors showing ghouls, angels, demons, vampires, and more finding love.
The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson, narrated by JD Jackson, Sarah Mollo-Christensen, Joy Nash, Christopher Salazar, Karen Malina White
When it comes to thrillers, Jackson never disappoints! Her latest draws from Stephen King’s Carrie. As readers familiar with the original know, it’ll be a night to remember for everyone.