Best Psychological Thrillers Books
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1. The Maidens
Author: by Alex Michaelides
“Alex Michaelides’s long-awaited next novel, ‘The Maidens,’ is finally here… The premise is enticing and the elements irresistible.” The New York Times”A deliciously dark, elegant, utterly compulsive readwith a twist that blew my mind. I loved this even more than I loved The Silent Patient and that’s saying something!”Lucy Foley, New York Times bestselling author of The Guest ListFrom the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient comes a spellbinding tale of psychological suspense, weaving together Greek mythology, murder, and obsession, that further cements Michaelides as a major player in the field (Publishers Weekly).
Edward Fosca is a murderer. Of this Mariana is certain. But Fosca is untouchable. A handsome and charismatic Greek tragedy professor at Cambridge University, Fosca is adored by staff and students alikeparticularly by the members of a secret society of female students known as The Maidens.
Mariana Andros is a brilliant but troubled group therapist who becomes fixated on The Maidens when one member, a friend of Mariana’s niece Zoe, is found murdered in Cambridge. Mariana, who was once herself a student at the university, quickly suspects that behind the idyllic beauty of the spires and turrets, and beneath the ancient traditions, lies something sinister.
2. 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.
3. The Silent Patient
Author: by Alex Michaelides
February 5, 2019
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.
4. 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.’
5. The Guest List: A Novel
Author: by Lucy Foley
A REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICKTHE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST THRILLERS OF 2020I loved this book. It gave me the same waves of happiness I get from curling up with a classic Christie… The alternating points of view keep you guessing, and guessing wrong.
Alex Michaelides, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient”Evok[es] the great Agatha Christie classicsPay close attention to seemingly throwaway details about the characters’ pasts.They are all clues. New York Times Book ReviewA wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the New York Times bestselling author of The Hunting Party.
The bride The plus one The best man The wedding planner The bridesmaid The bodyOn an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star.
The bride: smart and ambitious, a magazine publisher. It’s a wedding for a magazine, or for a celebrity: the designer dress, the remote location, the luxe party favors, the boutique whiskey. The cell phone service may be spotty and the waves may be rough, but every detail has been expertly planned and will be expertly executed.
6. 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.
7. '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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Hour of the Witch: A Novel
Author: by Chris Bohjalian
Doubleday (May 4, 2021)
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER Absolutely riveting historical fiction that reads like the most page-turning of thrillers. Lisa Scottoline, bestselling author of Eternal One of the Washington Post’s 20 Books to Read This Summer A Real Simple Best New BookA young Puritan womanfaithful, resourceful, but afraid of the demons that dog her soul-plots her escape from a violent marriage in this riveting and propulsive novel of historical suspense from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant.Boston, 1662.
Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful.
When Thomas, prone to drunken rage, drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary’s hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life. But in a world where every neighbor is watching for signs of the devil, a woman like Marya woman who harbors secret desires and finds it difficult to tolerate the brazen hypocrisy of so many men in the colonysoon becomes herself the object of suspicion and rumor.
11. Local Woman Missing: A Novel
Author: by Mary Kubica
May 18, 2021
“Dark and twisty, with white-knuckle tension and jaw-dropping surprises.” Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before DarkIn this smart and chilling thriller, master of suspense Mary Kubica takes domestic secrets to a whole new level, showing that some people will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.
People don’t just disappear without a traceShelby Tebow is the first to go missing. Not long after, Meredith Dickey and her six-year-old daughter, Delilah, vanish just blocks away from where Shelby was last seen, striking fear into their once-peaceful community.
Are these incidents connected? After an elusive search that yields more questions than answers, the case eventually goes cold. Now, eleven years later, Delilah shockingly returns. Everyone wants to know what happened to her, but no one is prepared for what they’ll findLook for these other riveting thrillers by Mary Kubica:The Good GirlPretty BabyDon’t You CryEvery Last LieWhen the Lights Go OutThe Other Mrs.
12. My Lovely Wife
Author: by Samantha Downing
Berkley (March 26, 2019)
March 26, 2019
A true crime podcast yields new revelations about a shocking murder in a riveting novel of suspense by Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author Loreth Anne White. True crime podcaster Trinity Scott is chasing breakout success, and her brand-new serial may get her there.
Her subject is Clayton Jay Pelley. More than two decades ago, the respected family man and guidance counselor confessed to the brutal murder of teenage student Leena Rai. But why he killed her has always been a mystery. In a series of exclusive interviews from prison, Clayton discloses to Trinity the truth about what happened that night beneath Devil’s Bridge.
It’s not what anyone in the Pacific Northwest town of Twin Falls expects. Clayton says he didn’t do it.Was he lying then?Or now? As her listeners increase and ratings skyrocket, Trinity is missing a key player in the story: Rachel Walczak, the retired detective who exposed Pelley’s twisted urges and put him behind bars.
She’s not interested in playing Clayton’s gameuntil Trinity digs deeper and the podcast’s reverb widens. Then Rachel begins to question everything she thinks she knows about the past. With each of Clayton’s teasing reveals, one thing is clear: he’s not the only one in Twin Falls with a secret.
14. I Am Watching You
Author: by Teresa Driscoll
An Amazon Charts bestseller. What would it take to make you intervene? When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of ituntil she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert.
But just as she’s decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girlsbeautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballardhas disappeared. A year later, Anna is still missing. Ella is wracked with guilt over what she failed to do, and she’s not the only one who can’t forget.
Someone is sending her threatening lettersletters that make her fear for her life. Then an anniversary appeal reveals that Anna’s friends and family might have something to hide. Anna’s best friend, Sarah, hasn’t been telling the whole truth about what really happened that nightand her parents have been keeping secrets of their own.
Someone knows where Anna isand they’re not telling. But they are watching Ella.
15. The Hive
Author: by Gregg Olsen
June 8, 2021
Glamorous messiah or charlatan? A mask of beauty hides deadly secrets in #1 New York Times and Amazon Charts bestselling author Gregg Olsen’s mesmerizing novel of suspense. In the Pacific Northwest, detective Lindsay Jackman is investigating the murder of a young journalist found at the bottom of a ravine.
Lindsay soon learns that the victim was writing an expos. Her subject: a charismatic wellness guru who’s pulled millions into her euphoric orbitTo hear Marnie Spellman tell it, when she was a child, a swarm of bees lifted her off the ground and toward the sunlight, illuming her spiritual connection with naturean uncanny event on which Marnie built a cosmetics empire and became a legend, a healer, and the queen of holistic health and eternal beauty.
In her inner circle is an intimate band of devotees called the Hive. They share Marnie’s secrets of successincluding one cloaked in darkness for twenty years. Determined to uncover the possibly deadly mysteries of the group, Lindsay focuses her investigation on Marnie and the former members of the Hive, who are just as determined to keep Lindsay from their secrets as they are to maintain their status.
16. Damage: An unputdownable and emotionally gripping debut with a twist you won’t see coming
Author: by Caitlin Wahrer
Penguin (July 8, 2021)
July 8, 2021
DON’T MISS THIS GRIPPING AND SHOCKING DEBUT’Pulled me in from the first page’ STEPHEN KING’One of the best books you’ll read this year’ SHARI LAPENA’Keeps you guessing until the end’ 5* Reader Review_Sometimes, the true story is the hardest to believe.
TONY has always looked out for his younger brother, Nick. So when Nick is badly hurt and it looks like he was the victim of sexual assault, Tony’s anger flares. JULIA is alarmed by her husband Tony’s obsession with Nick’s case.
She’s always known Tony has a temper. But does she really know what he’s capable of? NICK went out for a drink. After that, everything’s a blank. When he woke up he found himself in a world of confusion and pain, and the man who hurt him doesn’t deny doing it.
But he says the whole thing was consensual. Three ordinary people; one life-shattering event. When the police get involved with this family in crisis, all the cracks will start to show … Set to ignite debate and as gripping as your favourite box-set, Damage is a compulsive drama from an extraordinary new writer.