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The Best Psychological Thriller Books Of All-Time

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“What are the best Psychological Thriller books?” We looked at 208 of the top books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

Last year, in the run-up to Halloween, we looked at the Scariest Books Of All-Time. This year we decided to look at individual genres that make up the horror genera.

The top 18 books, all appearing on 3 or more, “Best Psychological Thriller” book lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The books include images, descriptions, and links. The remaining 180+ books, as well as the lists we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

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Top 18 Psychological Thriller Books



18 .) Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Waterstones
  • Bookish

“I am the star of screaming headlines and campfire ghost stories. I am one of the four Black-Eyed Susans. The lucky one.

As a sixteen-year-old, Tessa Cartwright was found in a Texas field, barely alive amid a scattering of bones, with only fragments of memory as to how she got there. Ever since, the press has pursued her as the lone surviving “Black-Eyed Susan,” the nickname given to the murder victims because of the yellow carpet of wildflowers that flourished above their shared grave. Tessa’s testimony about those tragic hours put a man on death row.

Now, almost two decades later, Tessa is an artist and single mother. In the desolate cold of February, she is shocked to discover a freshly planted patch of black-eyed susans—a summertime bloom—just outside her bedroom window. Terrified at the implications—that she sent the wrong man to prison and the real killer remains at large—Tessa turns to the lawyers working to exonerate the man awaiting execution. But the flowers alone are not proof enough, and the forensic investigation of the still-unidentified bones is progressing too slowly. An innocent life hangs in the balance. The legal team appeals to Tessa to undergo hypnosis to retrieve lost memories—and to share the drawings she produced as part of an experimental therapy shortly after her rescue.”

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17 .) Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Addictive Books
  • Maryse’s Book Blog

“To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It’s where he was born, it’s where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it’s the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack’s curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.

Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating–a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child.”

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16 .) Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

Lists It Appears On:

  • Addictive Books
  • Refinery 29
  • Waterstones

The world of Patricia Highsmith has always been filled with ordinary people, all of whom are capable of very ordinary crimes. This theme was present from the beginning, when her debut, Strangers on a Train, galvanized the reading public. Here we encounter Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno, passengers on the same train. But while Guy is a successful architect in the midst of a divorce, Bruno turns out to be a sadistic psychopath who manipulates Guy into swapping murders with him. “Some people are better off dead,” Bruno remarks, “like your wife and my father, for instance.” As Bruno carries out his twisted plan, Guy is trapped in Highsmith’s perilous world, where, under the right circumstances, anybody is capable of murder.

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15 .) The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney

Lists It Appears On:

  • Prima
  • Goodreads
  • Book Bub

“EMMA
Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass, and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant—and it does.

JANE
After a personal tragedy, Jane needs a fresh start. When she finds One Folgate Street she is instantly drawn to the space—and to its aloof but seductive creator. Moving in, Jane soon learns about the untimely death of the home’s previous tenant, a woman similar to Jane in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same patterns, makes the same choices, crosses paths with the same people, and experiences the same terror, as the girl before.”

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14 .) The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Refinery 29
  • Playground Park Bench

“One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. At first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia’s life.

When Colin decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota instead of delivering her to his employers, Mia’s mother, Eve, and detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to find them. But no one could have predicted the emotional entanglements that eventually cause this family’s world to shatter.

An addictively suspenseful and tautly written thriller, The Good Girl is a propulsive debut that reveals how even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems.”

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13 .) The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • The ine Up
  • Bookish

A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcroft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives. But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims they have mistaken her identity–that she, in fact, is Lydia–their world crashes in once again. As winter encroaches, Angus is forced to travel away from the island for work, Sarah is feeling isolated, and Kirstie (or is it Lydia?) is growing more disturbed. When a violent storm leaves Sarah and her daughter stranded, they are forced to confront what really happened on that fateful day.

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12 .) The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Addictive Books
  • Mystery Sequels
  • The Guardian

“Everyone in the small town of Central City, Texas loves Lou Ford. A deputy sheriff, Lou’s known to the small-time criminals, the real-estate entrepreneurs, and all of his coworkers–the low-lifes, the big-timers, and everyone in-between–as the nicest guy around. He may not be the brightest or the most interesting man in town, but nevertheless, he’s the kind of officer you’re happy to have keeping your streets safe. The sort of man you might even wish your daughter would end up with someday.

But behind the platitudes and glad-handing lurks a monster the likes of which few have seen. An urge that has already claimed multiple lives, and cost Lou his brother Mike, a self-sacrificing construction worker fell to his death on the job in what was anything but an accident. A murder that Lou is determined to avenge–and if innocent people have to die in the process, well, that’s perfectly all right with him.”

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11 .) The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Refinery 29
  • The ine Up

“Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It’s not the first time.

She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive’s eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy―and dangerous―alliance is born.

It’s almost impossible to live off the grid in the twenty-first century, but Amelia-now-Debra and Blue have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret. From heart-stopping escapes and devious deceptions, we are left to wonder…can she possibly outrun her past?

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10 .) The Widow by Fiona Barton

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Maryse’s Book Blog
  • Addictive Books

“There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment.

Now her husband is dead, and there’s no reason to stay quiet. There are people who want to hear her story. They want to know what it was like living with that man. She can tell them that there were secrets. There always are in a marriage.

The truth—that’s all anyone wants. But the one lesson Jean has learned in the last few years is that she can make people believe anything…”

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9 .) I See You by Clare Mackintosh

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Bub
  • Goodreads
  • Maryse’s Book Blog
  • Maryse’s Book Blog

“Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her…

It all starts with a classified ad. During her commute home one night, while glancing through her local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her; a grainy photo along with a phone number and a listing for a website called FindTheOne.com.

Other women begin appearing in the same ad, a different one every day, and Zoe realizes they’ve become the victims of increasingly violent crimes—including murder. With the help of a determined cop, she uncovers the ad’s twisted purpose…A discovery that turns her paranoia into full-blown panic. Zoe is sure that someone close to her has set her up as the next target.

And now that man on the train—the one smiling at Zoe from across the car—could be more than just a friendly stranger. He could be someone who has deliberately chosen her and is ready to make his next move…”

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8 .) The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Refinery 29
  • Bookish
  • Mystery Sequels

Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of Gone Girl and These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go.

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7 .) Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

Lists It Appears On:

  • Addictive Books
  • Goodreads
  • Huffington Post
  • Mystery Sequels
  • The Guardian

The basis for the blockbuster motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island by New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane is a gripping and atmospheric psychological thriller where nothing is quite what it seems. The New York Times calls Shutter Island, “Startlingly original.” The Washington Post raves, “Brilliantly conceived and executed.” A masterwork of suspense and surprise from the author of Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone, Shutter Island carries the reader into a nightmare world of madness, mind control, and CIA Cold War paranoia and is unlike anything you’ve ever read before.

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6 .) The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Lists It Appears On:

  • For Reading Addicts
  • Goodreads
  • Playground Park Bench
  • Waterstones
  • Maryse’s Book Blog

“EVERY DAY THE SAME
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

UNTIL TODAY
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?”

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5 .) Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Lists It Appears On:

  • Addictive Books
  • For Reading Addicts
  • Maryse’s Book Blog
  • The Guardian
  • Huffington Post
  • Refinery 29

With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew. For in every corner of every room were phantoms of a time dead but not forgotten—a past devotedly preserved by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers: a suite immaculate and untouched, clothing laid out and ready to be worn, but not by any of the great house’s current occupants. With an eerie presentiment of evil tightening her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter walked in the shadow of her mysterious predecessor, determined to uncover the darkest secrets and shattering truths about Maxim’s first wife—the late and hauntingly beautiful Rebecca.

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4 .) Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Lists It Appears On:

  • Early Bird Books
  • Goodreads
  • Refinery 29
  • Waterstones
  • Playground Park Bench
  • Addictive Books

Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.

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3 .) The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

Lists It Appears On:

  • Addictive Books
  • For Reading Addicts
  • Goodreads
  • Mystery Sequels
  • The Guardian
  • Huffington Post

“As part of the search for a serial murderer nicknames “”Buffalo Bill,”” FBI trainee Clarice Starling is given an assignment. She must visit a man confined to a high-security facility for the criminally insane and interview him.

That man, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, is a former psychiatrist with unusual tastes and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind. His intimate understanding of the killer and of Clarice herself form the core of Thomas Harris’ The Silence of the Lambs–an unforgettable classic of suspense fiction.”

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2 .) Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Lists It Appears On:

  • For Reading Addicts
  • Goodreads
  • Huffington Post
  • Waterstones
  • Playground Park Bench
  • Addictive Books
  • Maryse’s Book Blog

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

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1 .) Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mystery Sequels
  • Waterstones
  • Early Bird Books
  • Goodreads
  • Refinery 29
  • The ine Up
  • Huffington Post

S. J. Watson makes his powerful debut with this compelling, fast-paced psychological thriller,reminiscent of Shutter Island and Memento, in which an amnesiac who,following a mysterious accident, cannot remember her past or form newmemories, desperately tries to uncover the truth about who she is—and whoshe can trust.

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The 175+ Additional Best Psychological Thriller Books



 

#BookAuthorLists
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19A Dark-Adapted EyeBarbara Vine
Addictive Books
Waterstones
20A Place of ExecutionVal McDermid
Addictive Books
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21A Simple PlanScott Smith
Addictive Books
Huffington Post
22All the Missing GirlsMegan MirandaGoodreads
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23And Then There Were NoneAgatha Christie
For Reading Addicts
Refinery 29
24Before the FallNoah Hawley
Early Bird Books
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25Dark MatterBlake CrouchRefinery 29
The ine Up
26Dark PlacesGillian FlynnGoodreads
Playground Park Bench
27Dear DaughterElizabeth LittleWaterstones
Maryse’s Book Blog
28Defending JacobWilliam LandayHuffington Post
Addictive Books
29Don’t You CryMary KubicaGoodreads
Playground Park Bench
30Everything You Want Me to BeMindy MejiaBook Bub
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31Good Me, Bad MeAli LandGoodreads
Prima
32I Let You GoClare MackintoshGoodreads
Waterstones
33In Cold BloodTruman Capote
For Reading Addicts
Refinery 29
34In the BloodLisa Unger
Early Bird Books
Goodreads
35In the WoodsTana FrenchGoodreads
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36IntensityDean Koontz
For Reading Addicts
Mystery Sequels
37Into the Darkest CornerElizabeth HaynesGoodreads
Mystery Sequels
38Into the WaterPaula HawkinsGoodreads
Prima
39MarrowTarryn Fisher
Early Bird Books
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40Pretty BabyMary KubicaGoodreads
Playground Park Bench
41Pretty GirlsKarin Slaughter
Early Bird Books
Goodreads
42The Butterfly GardenDot HutchisonGoodreads
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43The Consequences SeriesAleatha RomigGoodreads
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44The Couple Next DoorShari LapenaGoodreads
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45The Girl BeforeRena OlsenGoodreads
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46The Kind Worth KillingPeter SwansonGoodreads
Maryse’s Book Blog
47The Lion, The Lamb, The HuntedAndrew E. KaufmanHub Pages
Mystery Sequels
48The Luckiest Girl AliveJessica KnollRefinery 29
Waterstones
49The ShiningStephen King
For Reading Addicts
Goodreads
50The Woman in Cabin 10Ruth WareGoodreads
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51We Need to Talk About KevinLionel Shriver
For Reading Addicts
Waterstones
52What She KnewGilly MacmillanGoodreads
Playground Park Bench
53YouCaroline KepnesGoodreads
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(Titles Appear On 1 Lists each)
54A Death in Summer: A NovelBenjamin Black
Addictive Books
55A Drop of the Hard StuffLawrence Block
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56After the CrashMichel BussiWaterstones
57Behind Closed DoorsB.A. ParisGoodreads
58Behind Her EyesSarah PinboroughGoodreads
59Big Little Lies
Playground Park Bench
60BlacklandsBelinda BauerWaterstones
61Brighton RockGraham GreeneThe Guardian
62Broken Harbor: A NovelTana French
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63Bury MeTara Sivec
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64Cage of BonesTania Carver
Early Bird Books
65CapturedNeil Cross
Early Bird Books
66Child 44Tom Rob Smith
For Reading Addicts
67Comfort FoodKitty Thomas
Maryse’s Book Blog
68CopycatGillian White
Early Bird Books
69Crime and PunishmentFyodor Dostoevsky
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70DamageJosephine Hart
Early Bird Books
71Dangerous GirlsAbigail Haas
Maryse’s Book Blog
72Dark CornersLiz SchulteHub Pages
73Dead Woman WalkingSharon BoltonPrima
74Dear Mr. MHerman KochBook Bub
75Degree of GuiltRichard North Patterson
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76DillingerJack HigginsThe ine Up
77Dirty SnowGeorges Simenon
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78DisclaimerRenee KnightWaterstones
79Don’t Try to Find MeBookish
80Drowning Ruth: A NovelChristina Schwarz
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81End of the Wasp SeasonDenise Mina
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82Endless NightAgatha ChristieWaterstones
83Enduring LoveIan McEwan
Mystery Sequels
84Every Dead ThingJohn ConnollyThe Guardian
85Every Secret ThingLaura LipmannThe Guardian
86Everything We KeepKerry Lonsdale
Playground Park Bench
87ExposedLiza Marklund
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88Fates and FuriesLauren GroffRefinery 29
89FeverFriedrich Glauser
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90Flowers for AlgernonDaniel Keyes
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91Follow You HomeMark EdwardsGoodreads
92Galveston: A NovelNic Pizzolatto
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93Gaudy NightsDorothy L. Sayers
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94Girl Last SeenNina LaurinRefinery 29
95Gone, Baby, Gone: A NovelDennis Lehane
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96Good as GoneAmy GentryRefinery 29
97HannibalThomas HarrisGoodreads
98Harriet SaidBeryl Bainbridge
Early Bird Books
99Here and GoneHaylen BeckPrima
100I Know What You Did Last SummerLois DuncanHuffington Post
101I Saw a ManOwen SheersWaterstones
102I’m Thinking of Ending ThingsIain ReidGoodreads
103In a Dark, Dark WoodRuth WareGoodreads
104In Matto’s RealmFriedrich Glauser
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105Innocent BloodP. D. James
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106Jane Doe JanuaryBookish
107Jeremy’s LossJeff MenapaceHub Pages
108JezebelK. Larsen
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109Just What Kind of Mother Are You?Paula Daly
Mystery Sequels
110Let Me Die in His FootstepsLori Roy
Early Bird Books
111Little DeathsEmma FlintBook Bub
112Lush Life: A NovelRichard Price
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113MaxD.M. MitchellHub Pages
114MessiahBoris Starling
Mystery Sequels
115Miracle ManWilliam R. Leibowitz
Maryse’s Book Blog
116MiseryStephen KingGoodreads
117Moral DefenseMarcia ClarkeRefinery 29
118Mortal MemoryThomas Cook
Early Bird Books
119Mr ClarinetNick StoneThe Guardian
120Mud VeinTarryn Fisher
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121Mystic RiverDennis Lehane
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122Nemesis: A NovelJo Nesbø
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123Night FilmMarisha PesslRefinery 29
124No Good DeedM.P. McDonaldHub Pages
125One Kick: A Novel (Kick Lannigan Book 1)Chelsea Cain
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126Only DaughterAnna SnoekstraBook Bub
127Primal FearWilliam Diehl
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128PsychoRobert Bloch
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129Quiet RiverNatasha A. SalnikovaHub Pages
130RattleFiona CumminsPrima
131Reconstructing Amelia: A NovelKimberly McCreight
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132Red DragonThomas HarrisGoodreads
133Ripley’s GamePatricia Highsmith
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134Rush of BloodMark Billingham
Mystery Sequels
135SJ.J. Abrams
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136Second LifeS.J. WatsonGoodreads
137See Jane RunJoy FieldingHuffington Post
138Serial Killers Case FilesR.J. Parker
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139ShelterHarlan CobenHuffington Post
140Snow White Must DieNele Neuhaus
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141Sometimes I LieAlice FeeneyPrima
142Still MissingChevy StevensGoodreads
143StormBoris Starling
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144SwerveVicki Pettersson
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145Taxi DriverPaul Schrader
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146The 7th VictimAlan Jacobson
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147The AlienistCaleb Carr
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148The Andalucian FriendAlexander Soderberg
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149The Black TowerP. D. James
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150The BreakdownB.A. ParisGoodreads
151The ChemistStephanie MeyerRefinery 29
152The Darkest Room: A NovelJohan Theorin
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153The DinnerHerman Koch
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154The Dogs of RigaHenning Mankell
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155The Drowning PoolRoss Macdonald
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156The Fall GuyJames LasdunBook Bub
157The Fifth WomanHenning Mankell
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158The Girl With the Dragon TattooSteig LarssonRefinery 29
159The GrownupGillian FlynnGoodreads
160The HoneymoonTina SeskisPrima
161The House of the WickedD. M. MitchellHub Pages
162The Husbands Secret
Playground Park Bench
163The Ice Beneath HerCamilla GrebeBook Bub
164The Ice HarvestScott PhillipsThe Guardian
165The InquisitorPeter ClementHub Pages
166The Judas ChildCarol O’Connell
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167The Lake of DarknessRuth Rendell
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168The Last Days of NightGraham MooreRefinery 29
169The LeopardJo Nesbø
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170The Life We BuryAllen Eskens
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171The LikenessTana FrenchGoodreads
172The MagpiesMark EdwardsGoodreads
173The Man Who SmiledHenning Mankell
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174The Man Who Watched Trains Go ByGeorges Simenon
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175The MoonstoneWilkie Collins
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176The Murderer Next DoorRafael YglesiasThe ine Up
177The Never ListKoethi Zan
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178The Night VisitorLucy AtkinsPrima
179The NightwalkerSebastian FitzekBook Bub
180The PartyElizabeth DayRefinery 29
181The Perfect GirlGilly MacmillanBook Bub
182The Perfect NeighborsSarah PekkanenBook Bub
183The Round HouseLouise Erdrich
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184The Safe RoomB. A. ShapiroThe ine Up
185The Shadow of the WindCarlos Ruiz ZafonRefinery 29
186The SisterLouise JensenGoodreads
187The Strangers in the HouseGeorges Simenon
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188The Straw MenMichael MarshallThe Guardian
189The Talented Mr. Ripley.Patricia Highsmith
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190The Tenderness of Wolves: A NovelStef Penney
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191The TrespasserTana FrenchRefinery 29
192The Woman in WhiteCollins, Wilkie
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193The Yellow WallpaperCharlotte Perkins GilmanThe ine Up
194They All Fall DownTammy CohenPrima
195Those Who Walk AwayPatricia Highsmith
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196Tony and Susan: Now the major motion picture Nocturnal AnimalsAustin WrightWaterstones
197Tropic MoonGeorges Simenon
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198Truly Madly Guilty
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199Twisted TruthJoanne ClareyHub Pages
200UnderneathKealan Patrick BurkeHub Pages
201Waltz into DarknessCornell Woolrich
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202Watching EdieCamilla WayBook Bub
203We Could Be BeautifulSwan HuntleyBook Bub
204Where They Found Her: A NovelKimberly McCreight
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205With MaliceEileen CookBook Bub
206With Visions of Red: Broken Bonds, Book OneTrisha Wolfe
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207WreckageEmily Bleeker
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208You Will Know MeMegan AbbottRefinery 29


16 Best Psychological Thriller Book Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Addictive Books Psychological Thrillers
Book Bub 14 New Psychological Thrillers You Probably Haven’t Read, But Should
Bookish Sophie Hannah’s Six Favorite Psychological Thrillers
Early Bird Books 15 Psychological Thriller Books That Mess with Your Head
For Reading Addicts 10 Best Psychological Thrillers Everyone Should Read
Goodreads Popular Psychological Thriller Books
Hub Pages 10 Best Psychological Thriller Novels
Huffington post 10 Psychological Thrillers That Will Absolutely Terrify You
Maryse’s Book Blog Highly Recommended Psychological Thriller Books
Mystery Sequels 5 Popular Psychological Thriller Books Worth Reading
Playground Park Bench 15 AWESOME PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER BOOK IDEAS FOR BOOK CLUB
Prima The best psychological thrillers you need to read this year
Refinery 29 If You Liked Gone Girl, You’ll Love These Suspense Thrillers
The Guardian Alex Barclay’s top 10 psychological thrillers
The ine Up 8 Psychological Thriller Books That Will Torment You For Days
Waterstones The Thrill is All Mine