Discover Suspenseful Best Sellers

Find the Best Suspenseful stories through a handpicked selection of sample chapters and reviews! Each story is available exclusively on Galatea, an immersive reading platform available on iOS and Android.

The Assistant

Valencia has started a dream job as a personal assistant to Roman Ortiz, enigmatic owner of Roman Industries. Although she plans to keep their relationship professional, one night changes everything. But what will happen to their relationship when people from Roman’s past get involved?

Age Rating: 18+ (Content Warning: Violence Against Women, Planned Rape)

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The Dark Place in Your Mind

Brace yourself and explore the depths of the supernatural. A disturbing dream is much more than it seems. Strange visions plague a young man. A night after work turns deadly. A prank goes horribly awry. A noise complaint reveals supernatural results. A father rushes in to save his daughter from a fire. Enjoy this series of short stories that mystify, horrify, and may even make you laugh or cry!

Age Rating: 16+

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My Warrior

Running from an abusive ex lands Opal quite literally in the arms of mysterious boxing champion, Warrior. But though Warrior’s seductive grip is enough to sweep Opal fast off her feet and into a whirlwind romance, she’s about to learn it’s hard to escape a dangerous past. In the competitive world of boxing, there are opponents on every corner of the ring…and playing for keeps sometimes means playing dirty.

Age Rating: 18+ (Content Warning: Assault, Kidnapping, Sexual Assault/Abuse, Stalker, Violence Against Women)

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Paranoid

Grace Miller is a normal senior in high school—she’s preparing for college and has a crush on her best friend. But when the diary of a missing classmate appears on her front porch, everything changes. As friendships unravel and secrets are revealed, Grace may now be in danger. Who can she trust? And what really happened to the missing classmate? And, most importantly…can Grace figure it out before she ends up facing the same fate?

Age Rating: 18+ (Content Warning: Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Extreme Violence/Gore, Kidnapping, Violent Death)

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Against Her Will

Late one night, a hideous attack ruins a young woman’s life. Donna is broken, both mentally and physically, and has a long road of recovery ahead. Just when she’s overcome the worst, she makes a devastating discovery that changes everything, and she finds herself in danger once again. Can she overcome her fears and uncover the truth to set her free, or is she destined for a life of pain and misery?

Age Rating: 18+

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Attached

The Miller Woods is a vast, mysterious forest that has claimed untold numbers of victims. At fourteen years old, Cory Dunn spent a night lost among its trees and was driven mad by whatever he witnessed there. Now, two years later, he’s finally ready to rejoin society…but will his new friends draw him back toward the horrors that await all who dare enter Miller Woods?

Age Rating: 18+

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Childish Things

Clay Whelan grew up in his local haunted house. He’s come back to find out what happened that fateful summer twenty-five years ago, when his brother died, and why his mother spent the last six years of her life living there. But Clay’s not the only one with unfinished business at the house. Something is still there… under the porch… and upstairs…

Age Rating: 18+

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Don’t Cross The X

Set in rural South Carolina, Don’t Cross the X is the heartbreaking story of Pearl Hayes. In 1919, she crossed a large X etched into the dirt near a local blackberry field and got trapped in a witch’s force of evil. Eighty-two years later, Pearl tells her story to her progeny with a warning: the evil that took her life from her will come to take theirs, too.

Age Rating: 18+ (Content Warning: Murder, Rape, Extreme violence/gore)

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Primal Fears

When renowned paleontologist Robert D’Graive goes missing, three friends go searching for him in the mysterious Scottish Highlands. The trio discover that there is a far darker secret to Professor D’Graive’s disappearance than they could have ever imagined—a secret old and nearly unfathomable…

Age Rating: 18+

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Only in the Dark

Aris’s parents have always spent more time with their experiments than they have with her, until the day that she becomes the experiment. Now she finds herself fighting monstrous urges whenever darkness falls. Can Aris learn what is happening to her before she gives in to her new, bloodthirsty urges…and does she even want to?

Age Rating: 18+

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