Everyone likes at least a bit of adrenaline rush right? And what can be better than books? If you are already a reader you would know how books take you to a completely another world. Here are some psychological thriller books that every book lover must-read.
Psychological thrillers not only churn your mind but also keeps you alert with the flow of the story. These books have the power to connect with you and sometimes you just cannot keep the book aside until the truth unfolds in front of you.
So, here is a list of top psychological thriller books that you shouldn’t miss at all. Each and every book mentioned here is worth reading and will leave you spellbound with the twists and climaxes.
Top 15 Psychological Thriller Books!
Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr. Hallorann, he is a ‘shiner’, aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny’s visions grow out of control.
As winter closes in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seems to develop a life of its own. It is meant to be empty. So who is the lady in Room 217 and who are the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why do the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive?
Somewhere, somehow, there is an evil force in the hotel – and that, too, is beginning to shine.
As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims – a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story.
Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.
And the one person you trust is only telling you half of your story. Wouldn’t that be bizarre? The story is about Christine and her unusual life that turns out to be a cracking good thriller.
Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet – and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.
Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia’s silence goes far deeper than he first thought.
And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth? This is one of the best psychological thriller books of all time. Highly gripping, masterfully plotted, and brilliantly placed, you wouldn’t want to leave your place until you come to the end.
Police’s eyes turn towards Nick as an act of suspicion, since Nick used Amy’s money for his business and their relationship is strained. As the police delve into the investigation, different shades of stories come out from Nick’s and Amy’s sides.
The suspense of the book is carried until the actual information is demystified.
Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses.
‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking.
Everything she used to imagine looking at her favorite couple has changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.
A picture-perfect family of three, they are an echo of the life that was once hers. But one evening, a frenzied scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something no one was supposed to see.
Now she must do everything she can to uncover the truth about what really happened. But even if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?
Every marriage has secrets. Everyone has flaws. Your wife isn’t perfect – you know that – but then again nor are you. But now a serial killer is on the loose in your small town, preying on young women.
Fear is driving your well-behaved young daughter off the rails, and you find yourself in bed late at night, looking at the woman who lies asleep beside you.
Because you thought you knew the worst about her. The truth is you know nothing at all. This is one of the best psychological thriller books to read. It is full of twists, well-drawn characters, and riveting suspense.
On a remote island, guests gather for the wedding of the year – the marriage of Jules Keegan and Will Slater. Old friends, Past grudges, Happy families, Hidden jealousies, and Thirteen guests.
The wedding cake has barely been cut when one of the guests is found dead. And as a storm unleashes its fury on the island, everyone is trapped. All have a secret. All have a motive.
One day an eight-year-old Grace goes missing from a sweetshop on the way home from school, her mother Emma is plunged into a nightmare. There are some secret emails sent between Emma’s husband and her sister?
Why does her mother take so long to join the search? And is Emma really as innocent as she seems? Meanwhile, aging widow Maggie Taylor sees Grace’s picture in the newspaper. It’s a photograph of the first girl who disappeared…
This is a gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist that will take your breath away.
Plunged into cyclic nightmares, Miris will have to navigate the haunted realms of hallucination and reality as help and deception arrive in unexpected forms.
Will Sam and Saira, her friendly neighbors become twin rays of the sunshine she craves, or will they be consumed by her darkness? Is this insanity? Or a sinister presence?
What do you do when you cannot trust yourself? ‘Linger, When You’re Gone’, a unique psychological thriller packed with romance and suspense, will quicken your pulse and keep it racing!
In the kitchen lie three decomposing corpses. Close to them is a hastily scrawled note. They’ve been dead for several days. Who has been looking after the baby?
And where did they go? Two entangled families. A house with the darkest of secrets. A compulsive thriller from Lisa Jewell that will completely blow your mind.