Interested in reading something that races both your heart and mind at the same time? These 6 psychological thriller books will do the trick.
1.Copycat by Gillian White
If you have watched the movie Single White Female, then you will recognize a familiar trope in this thrilling novel from Gillian White. Martha and Jennie are next door neighbors, and frenemies of sort, with Martha on top and Jennie struggling to fit in. When the tables are turned, what began as a harmless friendship turns into a dark obsession that can’t end well.
2. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
Sisters Claire and Lydia are bound by tragedy—their younger sister, Julia, disappeared into thin air more than 20 years ago. Since then, the remaining sisters have become estranged, living very different lives. But when Claire’s husband is murdered, the two women must reunite to come to terms with what connects these two devastating crimes.
3. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
If you’re a Fargo fan, then this is for you. When a plane filled with 11 people crashes into the ocean on its way back from Martha’s Vineyard, the only survivors are a down-on-his-luck painter and the four-year-old son of one of the prominent families killed. As the investigation unfolds, the stories of those onboard indicate that perhaps the crash wasn’t an accident after all.
4. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Reporter Camille Preaker thinks she’s conquered her demons. But when she’s assigned to cover the the murders of two young girls, it turns out her demons are closer than they appear … in her own backyard, her own house … amongst her own family.
5. A Place of Execution by Val McDermid
This award-winning compelling thriller from Val McDermid contains two simultaneous narratives: One in 1963, as inspector George Bennett attempts to solve the case of a missing girl in England, and another in the present day, as journalist Catherine Heathcote who hopes to write a book about the case. But when Bennett, initially cooperative, stonewalls Heathcote, she becomes suspicious—what is he hiding?
Lana Granger, a college student is a compulsive liar whose always gotten away with her fabrications. But when she starts babysitting for a manipulative 11-year-old boy, her lies have met their match. When her best friend disappears, police attention turns to Lana. Can she tell the truth, even if it means implicating herself?