Best Psychological Thriller Books You Must Read

psychological thriller books

Sometimes we want to get away from our daily activities to be free from worldly tensions and I think a book can be a great option for you to spend a wonderful holiday.

As you are in our article, you must love to read psychological thriller books and you want a proper recommendation to choose the best thriller books for you. Thinking about your need, we have read and analyzed a lot of thriller books of all time. And finally, we are here with the best psychological thriller books available in the market. These books will mess your head for sure.

The Silent Patient
Author: Alex Michaelides
Published at: 05/02/2019
ISBN: 1250301696

This psychological thriller is written by the famous author and screenwriter Alex Michaelides. It is his debut novel and it was the #1 New York Times bestseller of hardcover fiction in its first week. According to a lot of readers, it is the best psychological thriller book of 2020.

This novel is about a woman's act of violence against her husband. The woman, Alicia Berenson married a fashion photographer named Gabriel. Once her husband returned home late at night and she shoots him five times in his face. After this incident, she refuses to speak any word. Theo Faber, a criminal psychotherapist becomes obsessed to work with her and finally he gets his chance. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband.

Finally, I just want to say, a thrilling ending is waiting for you.

Unspeakable Things
Author: Jess Lourey
Published at: 01/01/2020

This is considered as one of the best psychological thriller books in recent times, written by Jess Lourey. This thriller book is about a terrifying true story of the 1980s of a small community in Minnesota which is the hometown of the author.

Cassie McDowell lives on a farm, loves school, and has a crush on the nicest boy in class. Everything goes perfectly but a big change happens when someone comes hunting Lilydale. One by one, local boys go missing and they return with a lot of changes like violent, moody, and withdrawn. None can understand what is happening because all the incidents are mysterious. So, as a thriller lover, you will like this book.

The Wife Between Us
Author: Greer Hendricks,Sarah Pekkanen
Published at: 09/01/2018
ISBN: B074Q1LS45

This audiobook psychological thriller novel is written by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. It has published earlier in 2018 and within this little period, it has become one of the best psychological thrillers in the market.

The audiobook is full of assumptions. You will assume that you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. She is obsessed with her replacement. She thinks that a beautiful, younger woman is going to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing.

This thriller novel exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love. So, enjoy the truth between the lies here.

The bonus gift for you is that the audiobook is included in an interview with the authors.

The Woman in the Window: A Novel
Author: A. J Finn
Published at: 05/03/2019
ISBN: 0062678426

This amazing psychological thriller is written by American editor and author Dan Mallory. He writes under the pen name A. J. Finn. If we do not keep this book in our best psychological thriller books list, it will remain incomplete.

The woman, Anna Fox lives alone in New York City. She spends most of the time drinking wine in the window and spying on her neighbors. Once she witnesses a violent undercurrent to her neighbor's happy facade. Then her world begins to crumble and its shocking secrets are laid bare.

What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one, and nothing is what it seems.

I Am Watching You
Author: Teresa Driscoll
Published at: 01/10/2017
ISBN: B06Y1264PX

It is written by Teresa Driscoll, a journalist, TV presenter, and author. It is her debut psychological thriller book which is considered one of the best thriller books of all time.

Ella is on the train where a 16 years old girl named Anna is traveling with her friend Sarah. Here are two attractive young men who were just released from prison. They are flirting with these teenage girls. Ella decides to call for help but she ignores.

She wakes up the next day with unexpected news that Anna is missing. One year has been passed but Anna is still missing. Now, her life is full of fear because someone is threatening her sending letters.

All want to discover Anna but Sarah is not telling what actually happened that night. Moreover, Anna's parents also keep secrets of their own. Someone knows where Anna is and they’re not telling. But they are watching Ella.

Lying Next to Me
Author: Gregg Olsen
Published at: 21/05/2019

Gregg Olsen, the author of 'Lying Next To Me' is very popular for crime-related books and novels. This one is also a thriller book where "no matter what you see, no matter what you've heard, assume nothing.

The book is about a couple of Adam and Sophie Warner who are vacationing in Washington. When Adam is on the water, he sees Sophie abducted by a stranger. Though Adam is not so far, he can not save her. Adam has an old friend there named Lee Husemann who can help him. Lee tries to reveal the truth but not everyone is speaking the truth.

There is a lot of thrilling incidents in the novel. If you want the best psychological thriller, you can try it.

Here To Stay
Author: Mark Edwards
Published at: 01/09/2019

The author of this psychological fiction book is Mark Edwards who is very popular for thriller books. This book is about a beautiful home, a loving wife, and in-laws to die for.

Here Gemma Robinson is the wife of Elliot who has come to his life like a whirlwind. When she asks him if her parents can come to stay for a couple of weeks, he is keen to oblige. He just doesn’t quite know what he’s signing up for.

Gemma's sister, Chloe arrives home with the Robinsons and refuses to speak or leave her room. Elliot thinks the Robinsons are hiding a dark secret. He also experiences scars on his wife's body and she is not willing to talk about it.

Once Elliot becomes clear that his in-laws have do not want to move out. So, to protect her wife and marriage, Elliot delves into the Robinsons’ past. But is he prepared for the truth?

From the two million-copy bestselling author comes a tale about the chilling consequences of welcoming strangers into your home.

Silent Child
Author: Sarah A. Denzil
Published at: 22/01/2017

'Silent Child', is considered one of the best creation of the million-copy bestselling author Sarah A. Denzil. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price became very helpless because she found her six years old son, Aiden's red coat in the river but Aiden is missing. His body was never recovered. She becomes very upset for a long time and takes 10 years to rediscover the joy of life.

Then Aiden returns. He raises endless questions but answers none. Only his body tells the story of his decade-long disappearance. Actually, Aiden never drowned, he was taken. Though he has the answers to all the questions, he cannot tell her the unspeakable.

When She Returned
Author: Lucinda Berry
Published at: 15/10/2019

This psychological fiction by Lucinda Berry is about a woman's reappearance into her family after a long time. Her reappearance creates a lot of questions about the family relationships which was hidden earlier.

Kate Bennett was missing eleven years ago, leaving behind her husband and daughter. All thought that she may have been abducted by a cult. Now, her husband is remarried, and her daughter has almost forgot her.

When her family tries to make everything like before, they discover the truths they’ve been hiding from each other about their relationships. As the incident of Kate's missing unravels, a series of shocking revelations shows that Kate’s return is more sinister than any of them could have imagined.

Lie to Me: A Fast-Paced Psychological Thriller
Author: J.T. Ellison
Published at: 05/09/2017

According to a lot of analysts and readers, it is one of the best psychological thriller books of the recent past, written by New York Times best selling author J. T. Ellison.

Sutton and Ethan Montclair are the two main characters. It seems that they are made for each other but it is not the truth. Consumed by professional and personal betrayals and financial woes, the two both love and hate each other. Once, Sutton becomes disappear. She leaves a note for Ethan saying that he does not need to look for her.

Now there is a lot of questions in our mind. Is Ethan a killer? Is he being set up? Did Sutton hate him enough to kill the child she never wanted and then herself? The path to the answers is full of twists that will leave the reader breathless.

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