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.
The Woman in the Window by A J Finn was undoubtedly a huge hit in 2018, leaving fans everywhere inspired to read even more gripping stories about unreliable narrators, thrilling plot lines, and harrowing secrets. The book is being adapted into a film starring Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, and Julianne Moore. If you're hungry for another intense psychological thriller that will get your heart pumping, these books like The Woman In The Window will fill the void.
A Silent Takeover was intense and suspenseful, and was a thriller to its very core. This book flows so smoothly, at a nice brisk pace. It’s one that you could easily read in a day or two if you were so inclined. There is an intriguing plot, lots of twists, some wonderful characters, plenty of clues, suspects, and a good dose of thrill.
Finding Your Seat at the Table by Teboho Mofokeng is a tremendously valuable book for anyone who is looking not for a job, but a career that offers control, autonomy, and gives you a sense of fulfillment. The subtitle of this book reveals the main theme of the book: “Creating the Ideal Career”. This book will give you the step by step plan to achieve it.
The Martian by Andy Weir is a hard science fiction novel about one man being stranded on Mars and trying not to die. It features such riveting activities as growing potatoes using your own faeces as part of the soil and repair work on multiple pieces of equipment.
Mark Watney was part of a six-person crew that constituted the third manned expedition to Mars. The mission was to remain on the Red Planet for thirty-one days, but six days into their stay, a huge dust storm blew up with ferocious winds that forced the crew to abandon the mission.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was a really clever gradual unfolding of friendship and the suffering undergone by the captive population of Guernsey during the occupation of the Third Reich during the early 1940's.