Love the cheeky thriller The Southern Book Clubs Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix? Try these!
The Shape of the Night by Tess Gerritsen
This paranormal mystery, while not about vampires, will give you the heebie-jeebies in all the right ways. Join a food writer Ava as she settles in a quiet seaside town, of Tucker Cove, to escape a tragic past. Alone in her seaside home, she begins to see the figure of the ghostly Captain Jeremiah Brodie. Ava is drawn to her captivating captain and him to her but something is amiss. For being a quaint little town there are sure a bunch of murders. It is up to Ava and a group of ghost hunters to track down what is hiding and haunting Tucker Cove.
This title is a perfect read for you if you are looking for a strong protagonist, a paranormal romance and potential murder, and finally small towns and big secrets
The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
High school is a wild time full of love, trouble, and murder? Join high school English teacher Clare Cassidy on her hunt for a literary killer. A faculty member is murdered, everything points to the culprit being someone close to Clare. Who can she trust? Well, honestly, just herself! She turns to her diary but a message scrawled on the pages of her diary leaves her scared and on the brink of reality.
This title is perfect if you love murder mysteries, loosening grip on reality, alternating narratives, and finally a book that shows you never know who to truly trust.
A few local ladies gather for a night of fireside chats and sipping on wine. Everything seems hunky-dory until Monday one of the women and her two children has vanished. Everyone has their opinions and some seem to share theirs more openly than others. It’s a media circus and everyone is looking to be the ringmaster. Two women in the throes of mayhem slowly start to piece the puzzle together. How well do you truly know your neighbors?
This title is perfect for you if you like a whodunit, examining women and friend relationships, building suspense, and housewives who have had enough.