In this giveaway sponsored by Thomas Nelson Suspense & Mystery, five lucky readers were chosen to win a pack of 8 thrilling, chilling reads.
The titles are:
- Heart Failure by Richard L. Mabry, M.D.
- Snapshot and Fatal Tide by Lis Wiehl
- Stranger Things by Erin Healy
- Storming the Black Ice by Don Brown
- Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock
- The Church Builder by A.L. Shields
- Mark of Evil by Tim LaHaye
We asked you to tell us about the last book that kept you up past your bedtime. The list runs the gamut from The Obamacare Handbook to McSweeneys #45 to some of the biggest sellers from the last few years. First, let’s take a look at your Top 5 Titles:
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (25 votes)
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (20 votes)
Night Film by Marisha Pessl (18 votes)
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill (11 votes)
The Shining by Stephen King (8 votes)
It should come as no surprise that Stephen King is the author most likely to keep you curled up under the covers, turning the pages. Seven of his titles made the list. In addition to the two spots he occupies in the Top 5, readers stayed up all night with Carrie, Salem’s Lot, Under the Dome, 11/22/63, and Misery. Gillian Flynn’s novels Sharp Objects and Dark Places also got multiple nods.
James Patterson and Dean Koontz each had 5 or more titles on the list, while 4 books from Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole series made the list. Readers are also likely to stay up late with “any book by” Ted Dekker, Kate Atkinson, or Agatha Christie. Several series keep readers going long after they should have turned out the lights, including Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy, Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy, and Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels.
Here are a few more of your favorites:
The Ocean at the End of the Lane and American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Ready Player One by Ernie Cline
Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Inferno and The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Never List by Koethi Zan
The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling)
Lexicon by Max Barry
American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice
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