What are the best psychological thriller books? This genre mainly focuses on the psychological aspect of the thriller. A strong character sketch of the main character and others is created. Following are the best psychological thrillers.

Best psychological thrillers of all time

We start our recommendations with the top 10 best Psychological Thriller of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

The Best Psychological Thriller BooksAuthor
Sharp ObjectsGillian Flynn
Strangers on a TrainPatricia Highsmith
My Sister, the Serial KillerOyinkan Braithwaite
Long Bright River Liz Moore
Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha
Shutter IslandDennis Lehane
Those Bones Are Not My ChildToni Cade Bambara
OutNatsuo Kirino
RebeccaDaphne Du Maurier

The updated top 10 list: the best psychological thrillers

And So It Begins: A completely unputdownable psychological thriller with a gripping twist

If you are addicted to reading suspenseful thriller stories, then we can recommend this one by Rachel Abbott. Mark, brother of Cleo, finds a new woman in his life after his wife has died, but Cleo is not convinced that Evie is everything she says she is. Something is not right, and she will soon discover more than she wanted to know.

The Perfect Wife (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book One)

Jessie Hunt is a criminal profiler who is still in training when her life changes. Neighbors act strange, there is a killer in town, and her husband’s yacht club is not what it promises to be at all. Jessie is on a quest to uncover hidden secrets, but does she still have all of her marbles, or is she losing it?

Unfaithful: An unputdownable and absolutely gripping psychological thriller

When a wife discovers that her husband is cheating on her, she does everything she can to not fall apart and make him see she is still the one he fell in love with all those years ago. When she gets strange text messages on her phone, she knows someone is closely watching her every move.

My Husband’s Girlfriend: A completely unputdownable psychological thriller with a nail-biting twist

We think this book will entertain you, because of the reality is represents when stepmothers enter the stage after a marriage has ended. This is what happens to Sarah, when her ex-husband meets Laura. Laura, however, has a big secret that she has shared with Sarah’s son. Then the boy disappears. Will Sarah find him again and uncover the secret?

I Know Your Secret: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller full of twists

Anyone who loves a thriller with plot twists will find ‘I Know Your Secret’ the best book that was published in the last year. Two women think they know each other, and for the bigger part, they do. The other part, however, is hidden from everyone.

Somebody Out There: A stunning psychological thriller with a nerve-shredding climax.

When Deborah, Ben and their children move to the countryside, strange events start happening. It feels like someone doesn’t want them to be there, and Deborah decides to fight for her new existence. Can she handle the truth after discovering certain secrets?

One Mistake: A totally unputdownable gripping psychological thriller

Our experience with this book has taught us that this is the perfect thriller for a long and rainy weekend. You will have a hard time doing anything else than reading about Sara and the home she created for her family. How far will she go to protect everything she values?

The Picture On The Fridge: The debut psychological thriller with the twist of the year

This psychological thriller is centered around Mags Barkworth. She has managed to recover from a tragedy that happened a long time ago, but sometimes she hears those voices in her head. Are these voices telling the truth, or is it all al lie?

Spare Room: a twisty dark psychological thriller

Lisa finds out that the man who lived in her room before her, committed suicide because of a note that was hidden in her room. The live-in owners, however, tell her that she is the first tenant. Will she ever find out what secrets are being kept from her? If the walls in her room could only talk…

The Invitation: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist 

Get ready for a game of Cluedo when reading this book. Lucas invites the same guest to his house as he had done exactly a year ago, when a tragedy happened on the day of a wedding. The invitation is not for a vigil, but to unravel some of the events of the day. Someone must surely remember something that will explain the dead body in the ocean.

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