Best Suspense Short Stories You Can Read Online Right Now

Best Suspense Short Stories You Can Read Online

Here is a list of short suspense stories that will keep you guessing for what will happen next. Suspense is not just about the cop finding the killer or the thief, it is about knowing what happened and why. Our list comprises of different categories of short stories with different reading times ranging from 8 minutes to 2o minutes. You can read all these stories for free here. Enjoy!

My Hobby

My Hobby Short Suspense Story
My Hobby by Tom Fabian

About: This story is narrated by a serial killer and is brilliantly written. Reading this story feels like watching an episode of popular TV show Dexter. The story begins with the serial killer introducing himself and this is an introduction that will send chills down your spine. After the breath-taking introduction, we enter the problem at hand, where the hunter is about to become the hunted as old secrets begin to unravel and well engineered plans starts breaking. Apart from the serial killer himself, the story also features a deadly femme fatale cum dark widow.

Reading time: 22 minutes. Reading Level: Easy


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The Old Woman and Her Dead Son

The Old Woman and her dead son Short Horror Story
Old Woman and her dead son Short Suspense Horror Story

About: This suspense story reads like a horror story. The apt title tells you a lot about how the story begins. However, the dead son is just the beginning. A lot of dead bodies keeps falling within the course of the story. Essentially a pulp fiction, best read when you are in the mood to get entertained.

Reading Time: 10 minutes. Reading Level: Easy

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The Schulyer’s Diamonds

The Schulyer's Diamond
The Schulyer’s Diamond

About: An all time classic crime mystery featuring a detective with shaky conscience, a suspiciously exquisite client, mafia, a beautiful damsel in distress and a diamond necklace. The story takes several plot-twists which will keep you guessing till the end.

Reading Time: 15 minutes. Read Level: Moderate

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Possibilities

Possiblities by Bill Pronzini

About: Whether he did it? Or did he not? Is he the criminal? Or, it’s actually them? These are the possibilities that you face between a man whose activities are deceptively suspicious and an extremely snoopy neighbor couple in this first rate suspense story.

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