The psychological thriller, a sub-genre of thriller books that explores the psychology of its characters, who are often unstable. What makes a thriller psychological is that the most important questions of the story are about the minds and behavior. Psychological thriller books often incorporate elements of mystery and include themes of crime, morality, mental disease, drug abuse, multiple realities or a dissolving sense of reality, and unreliable narrators.
Horror movies definitely give us chills and thrills but for real dose of terror you should read these psychological thriller books. They will spin your head and make you realise that real terrors come from the people around us. There is nothing more scary than being unable to trust your own mind.
Here is a list of hair-raising psychological thriller books that are perfect for anyone who wants to mess with their mind.