Best Psychological Fiction Books
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1. Her Last Breath
Author: by Hilary Davidson
July 1, 2021
From the bestselling author of One Small Sacrifice comes a suspenseful thriller about a dead woman who predicted her own murderand the sister who won’t let the truth be buried. When her beloved sister Caroline dies suddenly, Deirdre is heartbroken.
However, her sorrow turns to bone-chilling confusion when she receives a message Caroline sent days earlier warning that her death would be no accident. Long used to being a pariah to her family, Deirdre covers her tattoos and heads to Manhattan for her sister’s funeral.
The message claimed Caroline’s husband, Theo, killed his first wife and got away with it. Reeling from the news, Deirdre confronts Theo on the way to the cemetery, and he reveals both his temper and his suspicion that Deirdre’s perfect sister was having an affair.
Paranoid and armed with just enough information to make her dangerous, Deirdre digs into the disturbing secrets buried with Caroline. But as she gets closer to the truth, she realizes that her own life may be at riskand that there may be more than one killer in the family.
2. The Plot
Author: by Jean Hanff Korelitz
May 11, 2021
From the author of The Undoing’Remarkable.’ Stephen King’Breathtakingly suspenseful.’ Megan AbbottWhen a young writer dies before completing his first novel, his teacher, Jake, (himself a failed novelist) helps himself to its plot. The resulting book is a phenomenal success.
But what if somebody out there knows?Somebody does. And if Jake can’t figure out who he’s dealing with, he risks something far worse than the loss of his career. What readers are saying’It builds to a legitimately great ending that I may never forget.
Highly recommended.”This book is thrilling, exciting and totally nerve-racking! It definitely had me on the edge of my seat and reading well past my bedtime.”Addictive … I read it quickly without coming up much for air.”Wow! This book blew me away- I read it so fast and the ending is so good!
No spoilers- just read it.”I was pleasantly surprised to find that the best plot ever really is THAT good.’
3. Lord of the Flies
Author: by William Golding
Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age. This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler.
At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want.Anything.
But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.
4. The Silent Patient
Author: by Alex Michaelides
THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*”An unforgettableand Hollywood-boundnew thriller… A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy.”Entertainment WeeklyThe Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husbandand of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.
Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.
Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.
5. American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
Author: by Jeanine Cummins
#1 New York Times Bestseller OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICKExtraordinary. Stephen KingThis book is not simply the great American novel; it’s the great novel of las Americas. It’s the great world novel! This is the international story of our times.Masterful. Sandra CisnerosTambin de este lado hay sueos.
On this side, too, there are dreams. Lydia Quixano Prez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable.
Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with a few books he would like to buytwo of them her favorites.Javier is erudite.He is charming.
And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same. Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence.
6. 'Salem's Lot
Author: by Stephen King
May 6, 2008
Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem’s Lot in hopes that exploring the history of the Marsten House, an old mansion long the subject of rumor and speculation, will help him cast out his personal devils and provide inspiration for his new book.
But when two young boys venture into the woods, and only one returns alive, Mears begins to realize that something sinister is at workin fact, his hometown is under siege from forces of darkness far beyond his imagination. And only he, with a small group of allies, can hope to contain the evil that is growing within the borders of this small New England town.
With this, his second novel, Stephen King established himself as an indisputable master of American horror, able to transform the old conceits of the genre into something fresh and all the more frightening for taking place in a familiar, idyllic locale.
7. The Last Flight: A Novel
Author: by Julie Clark
May 4, 2021
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY BESTSELLER, & INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER!”The Last Flight is thoroughly absorbingnot only because of its tantalizing plot and deft pacing, but also because of its unexpected poignancy and its satisfying, if bittersweet, resolution. The characters get under your skin.”The New York Times Book ReviewTwo women.Two flights.
One last chance to disappear. Claire Cook has a perfect life. Married to the scion of a political dynasty, with a Manhattan townhouse and a staff of ten, her surroundings are elegant, her days flawlessly choreographed, and her future auspicious.
But behind closed doors, nothing is quite as it seems. That perfect husband has a temper that burns bright and he’s not above using his staff to track Claire’s every move. What he doesn’t know is that Claire has worked for months on a plan to vanish.
A plan that takes her to the airport, poised to run from it all. But a chance meeting in the airport bar brings her together with a woman whose circumstances seem equally dire. Together they make a last-minute decision. The two women switch tickets, with Claire taking Eva’s flight to Oakland, and Eva traveling to Puerto Rico as Claire.
8. The Perfect Marriage: a completely gripping psychological suspense
Author: by Jeneva Rose
The Perfect MarriageWould you defend your husband if he was accused of killing his mistress? Sarah Morgan is a successful and powerful defense attorney in Washington D.C. At 33 years old, she is a named partner at her firm and life is going exactly how she planned.
The same cannot be said for her husband, Adam. He is a struggling writer who has had little success in his career. He begins to tire of his and Sarah’s relationship as she is constantly working. Out in the secluded woods, at Adam and Sarah’s second home, Adam engages in a passionate affair with Kelly Summers.
Then, one morning everything changes. Adam is arrested for Kelly’s murder. She had been found stabbed to death in Adam and Sarah’s second home. Sarah soon finds herself playing the defender for her own husband, a man accused of murdering his mistress.
But is Adam guilty or is he innocent? What everybody is saying about The Perfect Marriage: The Perfect Marriage is a twisty, compulsive book that will keep you reading all night! Fast-paced with crisp writing and an intriguing plot. Jeneva Rose is one to watch.
9. The Guilty Husband: An utterly gripping psychological thriller with a jaw-dropping twist!
Author: by Stephanie DeCarolis
March 19, 2021
USA TODAY BESTSELLER! I couldn’t tear myself away from the rollercoaster of events!’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 StarsIt only takes one lie to destroy a marriage. THE PERFECT HUSBAND Vince Taylor has everything he could dream of. He’s the CEO of a tech firm in New York City, owns a beautiful home, and most importantly, he is married to Nicole the woman who stole his heart the first moment he set eyes on her.
Together they have built the perfect life. ONE GUILTY SECRETBut when Layla, a stunning young intern at Vince’s company is found dead, all eyes are suddenly on him. Vince has a secret that threatens to tear their perfect world apartHe was having an affair with Layla.
And he’ll do anything to cover his tracks.DO YOU BELIEVE HIM? When the police discover Vince lied about their relationship, they are convinced they have found Layla’s killer. If Vince kept quiet about the affair what else is he guilty of?
A totally unputdownable thriller, this book will have you gripped from the very first page until the jaw-dropping final twist. Fans of The Perfect Couple, My Perfect Wife and The Undoing will love this novel! Readers LOVE The Guilty Husband!AMAZING!
10. My Policeman
Author: by Bethan Roberts
Vintage UK (April 1, 2014)
Inspired by the life of E.M. Forster and his relationship with his long-time companion Bob Buckingham and his wife, this is an exquisitely told, tragic tale of thwarted love It is in 1950s’ Brighton that Marion first catches sight of Tom.
He teaches her to swim in the shadow of the pier and Marion is smittendetermined her love will be enough for them both. A few years later in Brighton Museum Patrick meets Tom. Patrick is besotted with Tom and opens his eyes to a glamorous, sophisticated new world.
Tom is their policeman, and in this age it is safer for him to marry Marion. The two lovers must share him, until one of them breaks and three lives are destroyed.
11. The Secret Life of Bees
Author: by Sue Monk Kidd
The multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl’s journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of Wings and The Book of Longings Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed.
When Lily’s fierce-hearted black “stand-in mother,” Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina-a town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sister, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna.
This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.
12. Normal People: A Novel
Author: by Sally Rooney
Published at: Hogarth; Reprint edition (February 18, 2020)
NOW AN EMMY-NOMINATED HULU ORIGINAL SERIES NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A stunning novel about the transformative power of relationships (People) from the author of Conversations with Friends, a master of the literary page-turner (J.Courtney Sullivan). ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE DECADEEntertainment WeeklyTEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARPeople, Slate, The New York Public Library, Harvard CrimsonAND BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARThe New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, O: The Oprah Magazine, Time, NPR, The Washington Post, Vogue, Esquire, Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire, Vox, The Paris Review, Good Housekeeping, Town & Country Connell and Marianne grew up in the same small town, but the similarities end there.
At school, Connell is popular and well liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversationawkward but electrifyingsomething life changing begins. A year later, they’re both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain.
13. Their Eyes Were Watching God
Author: by Zora Neale Hurston
A PBS Great American Read Top 100 PickA deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly. Zadie SmithOne of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston.
Out of print for almost thirty yearsdue largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonistHurston’s classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature.
14. The Stranger
Author: by Albert Camus
Vintage (March 13, 1989)
With the intrigue of a psychological thriller, Camus’s masterpiece gives us the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach. Behind the intrigue, Camus explores what he termed “the nakedness of man faced with the absurd” and describes the condition of reckless alienation and spiritual exhaustion that characterized so much of twentieth-century life.
First published in 1946; now in translation by Matthew Ward.
15. Magic Hour: A Novel
Author: by Kristin Hannah
February 28, 2006
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes an incandescent story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the meaning of home. In the rugged Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forestnearly a million acres of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty.
From deep within this old growth forest, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she offers no clue as to her identity, no hint of her past. Having retreated to her western Washington hometown after a scandal left her career in ruins, child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates is determined to free the extraordinary little girl she calls Alice from a prison of unimaginable fear and isolation.
To reach her, Julia must discover the truth about Alice’s pastalthough doing so requires help from Julia’s estranged sister, a local police officer. The shocking facts of Alice’s life test the limits of Julia’s faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Aliceand for herself.
16. When We Believed in Mermaids: A Novel
Author: by Barbara O'Neal
Published at: Lake Union Publishing (July 16, 2019)
An Amazon Charts, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller. From the author of The Art of Inheriting Secrets comes an emotional new tale of two sisters, an ocean of lies, and a search for the truth. Her sister has been dead for fifteen years when she sees her on the TV newsJosie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack.Gone forever.
It’s what her sister, Kit, an ER doctor in Santa Cruz, has always believed. Yet all it takes is a few heart-wrenching seconds to upend Kit’s world. Live coverage of a club fire in Auckland has captured the image of a woman stumbling through the smoke and debris.
Her resemblance to Josie is unbelievable.And unmistakable. With it comes a flood of emotionsgrief, loss, and angerthat Kit finally has a chance to put to rest: by finding the sister who’s been living a lie. After arriving in New Zealand, Kit begins her journey with the memories of the past: of days spent on the beach with Josie.
Of a lost teenage boy who’d become part of their family. And of a trauma that has haunted Kit and Josie their entire lives. Now, if two sisters are to reunite, it can only be by unearthing long-buried secrets and facing a devastating truth that has kept them apart far too long.