5 Psychological Thriller Books to Give You Spook & Adventure
Don’t miss the best psychological thriller books that you must read this Fall. These books will give you suspense, horror, and more just in time for the spooky season! Happy reading.
What are Psychological Thriller Books?
Psychological thriller books have become increasingly popular over the years. Psychological thrillers are a blend of suspense, thriller, horror, and mystery genres, and can often have domestic themes. As the name suggests, psychological thriller books focus on the mental state of their characters and can have a very dark plot!
Don’t be fooled though, these books are more than violence and gore. Psychological thrillers are like puzzles: they keep their readers guessing and on the edge of their seats! It can be hard to know what to read in this genre, that’s why we’ve done the hard work for you and have picked the best psychological thrillers out there. Don’t be spooked – these are all great reads that are guaranteed to give you a thrill!
1. The Maidens
by Alex Michaelides
An instant, international best-seller that is an absolute must-read! Mariana Andros is absolutely certain that Edward Fosca, beloved Greek Tragedy professor at Cambridge University, is a murderer. Fosca is so beloved by the community that there is a secret sorority of students known as the Maidens, who idolize him. Mariana quickly becomes obsessed with The Maidens when one of them is found murdered. Will Mariana risk everything, including her credibility as a therapist, to prove her newfound obsession to be true?Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
2. The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins
Rachel rides the same commuter train every day, so much so, she knows the day-to-day lives of the people she watches during her rides. She sees “Jess and Jason” (as she calls them), the perfect couple living their perfect lives – until one day, when Rachel sees something shocking. It’s only a moment, but it’s enough to change everything. Now Rachel is more than just the girl on the train…Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
3. The Therapist
by B.A. Paris
When Alice and Leo move to an exclusive gated community, it’s everything they’ve ever wanted, until Alice learns about Nina, the former owner of their home. As Alice becomes obsessed with trying to piece together what happened to Nina, no one wants to talk to her, including her neighbors who might not be as perfect as they seem…Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
4. The Night She Disappeared
by Lisa Jewell
You can’t go wrong with any book by Lisa Jewell! This cold-case dark mystery is perfect for readers who are looking for a spooky new thriller. Two years ago, Tallulah went out on a date and never returned home. The last anyone ever saw of her was that she was heading to a house party in the woods called, Dark Place. While walking in the woods, Sophie discovers a note to a tree that writes: “dig here.” Read this psychological thriller to see what happens!Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
by Caroline Kepnes
Read the compulsory read that Stephen King called “hypnotic and scary” before watching the hit Netflix series! This debut novel by Caroline Kepnes explores how vulnerable we are to stalking and manipulation in the modern digital age.Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
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