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Best Psychological Thriller Books

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Best Psychological Thriller Books
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Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn - 2014-04-22
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Marriage can be a real killer.One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work draws you in and keeps you reading with the ...
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Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides - 2020-01-01 (first published in 2019)
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Alicia Berenson lived a seemingly perfect life until one day six years ago. When she shot her husband in the head five times.Since then she hasn't spoken a single word.It's time to find out why....
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My Lovely Wife
Samantha Downing - 2020-03-03 (first published in 2019)
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Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting...Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored.We loo...
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Sharp Objects
A Novel
Gillian Flynn - 2018-06-12 (first published in 2006)
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WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.NASTY on her kneecap, BA...
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The Last Mrs. Parrish
A Novel
Liv Constantine - 2017-10-17
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Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more—a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted.To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne—a socialite and philanthropist—and her r...
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Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty - 2014-07-29
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From the author of Truly Madly Guilty and The Husband s Secret comes a novel about the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.A murder...A tragic accident...Or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny, biting, and passionate; she remembers everythi...
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Elin Hilderbrand
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Room
Emma Donoghue - 2011-05-18 (first published in 2010)
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To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world....Told in the inventive, funny, and poignant voice of Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience—and a powerful story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible.To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they l...
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Rebecca
Daphne du Maurier - 2018-03-01 (first published in 1938)
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Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . .The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes ho...
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The Silence of the Lambs
Thomas Harris - 1991-02-15 (first published in 1988)
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Hannibal Lecter. The ultimate villain of modern fiction. Read the five-million-copy bestseller that scared the world silent. The Silence of the Lambs. A young FBI trainee. An evil genius locked away for unspeakable crimes. A plunge into the darkest chambers of a psychopath's mind--in the deadly search for a serial killer. - back cover...
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Greg Iles
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Pretty Girls
Karin Slaughter - 2016-04-26
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Twenty years ago Claire Scott's eldest sister, Julia, went missing. No one knew where she went - no note, no body. It was a mystery that was never solved and it tore her family apart.Now another girl has disappeared, with chilling echoes of the past. And it seems that she might not be the only one.Claire is convinced Julia's disappearance is linked...
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Sunburn
Laura Lippman - 2018-07-31
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The Shining by Stephen King
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
Misery by Stephen King
Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier
Dear Child by Romy Hausmann
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
The Push by Ashley Audrain
Long Bright River by Liz Moore
The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
The Terror by Dan Simmons
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
I Know Where She Is by S. B. Caves
Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
The Dry by Jane Harper
Defending Jacob by William Landay
Confessions by Kanae Minato
Out by Natsuo Kirino
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
In the Blood by Lisa Unger
The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch
Pretty Things by Janelle Brown
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
Her Name Was Rose by Claire Allan
Cage of Bones by Tania Carver
The Split by Sharon Bolton
Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia
Between You and Me by Lisa Hall
Delirious by Daniel Palmer
Copycat by Gillian White
THE 7TH VICTIM. by Alan. Jacobson
Come Closer by Sara Gran