Gasp! Suspense and Thrillers

And Then There Were Four by Nancy Werlin

When five high school students are brought together under mysterious circumstances, they begin to piece together a theory that their parents are working together to kill them all.

The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay

Cate's been harvested: chosen to be part of the Assassin's Guild, a secretive elite club at her boarding school. Playing the game involves avoiding being "killed" through a series of ongoing pranks. But what happens when the killing becomes real and the game becomes a nightmare?

The Compound by S.A. Bodeen

After his parents, two sisters, and he have spent six years in a vast underground compound built by his wealthy father to protect them from a nuclear holocaust, fifteen-year-old Eli discovers that his father has perpetrated a monstrous hoax on them all.

The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

A psychological thriller about the lies little girls tell, and the deadly truths those lies become. There are secrets around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about what happened there that last summer. The closer Tessa gets to what really happened, the closer she gets to a killer—and this time, it won’t be so easy to run away.

Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrell

A young, street-savvy runaway looking for a place to call home realized he might have conned his way into the wrong family in this fast-paced and thrilling novel.

The Living (series) by Matt de la Peña 

After an earthquake destroys California and a tsunami wrecks the luxury cruise ship where he is a summer employee, high schooler Shy confronts another deadly surprise.

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends -- her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over. Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. She does not know he has something more terrifying than death in mind for her.

My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

Seventeen-year-old Che Taylor loves his younger sister, Rosa. But he’s also certain that she’s a psychopath—clinically, threateningly, dangerously. What if the most terrifying person you know is your ten-year-old sister?

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus*

Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Only four walk out. Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

One Was Lost by Natalie Richards

While on a mandatory senior field trip, a flash flood cuts off Sera and three classmates from their group with no way to call for help. But they're not as alone as they thought...

Ten by Gretchen McNeil

A beach house, 10 teenagers, no parents, and the promise of a weekend-long party. But a storm is brewing on Henry Island. The wind is howling, the rain is pouring, and the local ferry won't be back until morning. Then people start dying.

The Third Twin by C.J. Omololu

Twins Lexi and Ava have been playing a game since they were little girls: they have created an imaginary third twin, Alicia. But now a boy has turned up dead, and DNA evidence and surveillance photos point to only one suspect—Alicia. The girl who doesn’t exist.

This Is Not a Drill by Rebecca McDowell

Two teens try to save a class of first-graders from a gun-wielding soldier suffering from PTSD.

Other titles

Anna Dressed in Blood (series) by Kendare Blake

I Hunt Killers (series) by Barry Lyga 

The Missing Girl by Norma Fox Mazer

The Naturals (series) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Night She Disappeared by April Henry

The Raft by S.A. Bodeen

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles