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Best Psychological Fiction Books That You Need

There are countless Psychological Fiction courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) (2015)

 Best Psychological Fiction Books That You NeedTheo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by a longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into a wealthy and insular art community.As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store…
Author(s): Donna Tartt

2. The Unbidden Truth (A Barbara Holloway Novel) (2005)

 Best Psychological Fiction Books That You NeedThe Unbidden Truth by Kate Wilhelm released on Sep 27, 2005 is available now for purchase….
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm

3. So Close the Hand of Death (A Taylor Jackson Novel) (2011)

 Best Psychological Fiction Books That You NeedIt’s a hideous echo of a violent past. Across America, murders are being committed with all the twisted hallmarks of the Boston Strangler, the Zodiac Killer and Son of Sam. The media frenzy explodes and Nashville homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson knows instantly that The Pretender is back…and he’s got helpers.As The Pretender’s disciples perpetrate their sick homages—stretching police and the FBI dangerously thin—Taylor tries desperately to prepare for their inevitable showdown. And she must do it alone. To be close to her is to be in mortal…
Author(s): J.T. Ellison

4. The Woman Next Door: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a stunning twist (2019)

 Best Psychological Fiction Books That You NeedLucy has a kind and adoring husband, a job she loves as a teacher, and a house on Mulberry Avenue with floaty curtains and the softest bed linen. After her troubled childhood, she knows life will never be perfect, but it’s pretty close.She’s also got Amber, right next door. They never run out of things to talk about. Even if Amber’s life – with her high-profile job and handsome, wealthy boyfriend – is more glamorous than Lucy’s.But then Amber starts to hint that her life isn’t all it seems, and when she comes to Lucy, terrified, saying that she’s getting threatening messages, Lucy promises to protect…
Author(s): Sue Watson

5. Hey, Wait… (2001)

 Best Psychological Fiction Books That You Need2002 Harvey Award Winner, Best New Talent: this superbly evocative story by the award-winning Norwegian cartoonist is a tale of childhood friendship and tragedy, and the terrible lingering aftereffects thereof. One of Europe’s most exciting young cartoonists makes his American debut. This superbly evocative graphic novella by the award-winning Norwegian cartoonist Jason (his first appearance in the English language) starts off as a melancholy childhood memoir and then, with a shocking twist midway through, becomes the summary of lives lived, wasted, and lost. Like Art Spiegelman did with Maus, Jason utilizes anthropomorphic…
Author(s): Jason

6. Paint It Black (Louis Kincaid Mysteries) (2002)

 Best Psychological Fiction Books That You NeedFlorida’s Gulf Coast community of Sereno Key has been shaken to the core by a grisly ritualistic murder. Though an arrest is quickly made, Detective Louis Kincaid feels strangely unsettled. His uncertainty is confirmed as a second body is discovered, and then a third–each branded with the bizarre trademarks of a serial killer whose blood lust is growing. Now in a race against time, Kincaid will do whatever is necessary to stop the slaughter.Before becoming the next victim of a predator more twisted than he ever imagined. . . “Dead Of Winter is a wild ride with a really fine writer.” –John Sandford, New York Times bestselling…
Author(s): P.J. Parrish

7. Don’t Scream (2007)

 Best Psychological Fiction Books That You NeedIn a remote, heavily wooded area near the Berkshires of Massachusetts, Rachel Lorant died on her birthday. But she didn’t die alone. That night, her four sorority sisters make a solemn, trembling pledge. They will never reveal what has just happened in those woods–ever. Instead, they will take their terrible secret to their graves. . . Now, ten years later, their secret is coming back to haunt them as each receives a card in the mail from Rachel: “Happy Birthday to Me. xoxo R.” It’s clear that someone knows what happened that night. Someone is stalking them and sending mysterious, chilling gifts that only they can…
Author(s): Wendy Corsi Staub

8. Drawer #7 (2018)

 Best Psychological Fiction Books That You NeedShe comes to life in a place she’d never have been caught dead: The stage of a strip club. Aghast, confounded, she turns to bolt, only to find herself staring into a wall of floor-to-ceiling mirrors. Her heart slams with panic. Because that is not her face! When the bouncers turn aggressive, and won’t let her leave, she fights her way to freedom with skills she didn’t know she had.When Freddie meets the woman with no name—an amnesiac—he’s hopeful that his life of loneliness has finally come to an end. Edgy, eccentric, and brutally beautiful,…
Author(s): Jeff Wade

9. The Gallows Bird (2011)

 Best Psychological Fiction Books That You NeedThe new psychological thriller from No 1 bestselling Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg. A woman is found dead, apparently the victim of a tragic car crash. It’s the first in a spate of seemingly inexplicable accidents in Tanumshede and marks the end of a quiet winter for detective Patrik Hedstrom and his colleagues. At the same time a reality TV show is being shot in the town. As cameras shadow the stars’ every move, relations with the locals are strained to breaking point. When a drunken party ends with a particularly unpopular contestant’s…
Author(s): Camilla Lackberg, Steven T. Murray

10. Cold Fear (2001)

 Best Psychological Fiction Books That You NeedWhen her ten-year-old daughter vanishes on a family camping trip, a full-scale search is launched, and as her daughter struggles to survive in the harsh wilderness, she must race against time to find her before someone else does–someone evil from the past. Original….
Author(s): Rick Mofina

11. Sara’s Game (2012)

 Best Psychological Fiction Books That You NeedSingle mother, successful executive…target for revenge.Two years ago, Sara’s husband left for the gym one morning…and never came back.His car was found. He wasn’t.Unbelievably, the police report said, "No foul play suspected." There were a few unreliable sightings over the following months, but little else.Now, on the last day before summer break, her three children have gone missing from their schools, all at the same time.And the note under her windshield wiper asks one agonizing question: Are you ready to play the game?…
Author(s): Ernie Lindsey

12. The Girl Who Lived: A Thrilling Suspense Novel (2017)

 Best Psychological Fiction Books That You NeedNo one believes her story. The police think she’s crazy. Her therapist thinks she’s suicidal. Everyone else thinks she’s a dangerous drunk. They’re all right—but did she see the killer?  — Independent Publisher Book Awards 2018  — National Indie Excellence Awards 2018  — Silver Falchion Award 2018  — Indie Book Awards 2018  — Reader’s Favorite Book Awards 2018  — NetGalley Readers As the anniversary of the murders approaches, Faith Winters is released from the psychiatric hospital and yanked back to the last spot on earth she wants to…
Author(s): Christopher Greyson

13. Wicked Lies (2011)

 Best Psychological Fiction Books That You NeedFor two years, Justice Turnbull has paced his room at Halo Valley Security Hospital, planning to escape. Justice has a mission-one that began with a vicious murder two decades ago. And there are so many others who must be sent back to the hell that spawned them. . . Laura Adderley didn’t plan to get pregnant by her soon-to-be ex-husband, though she’ll do anything to protect her baby. But now reporter Harrison Frost is asking questions about the mysterious group of women who live at Siren Song lodge. Harrison hasn’t figured out Laura’s connection to the story yet. But Justice knows. And he…
Author(s): Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush

14. Phantom Limb: A Gripping Psychological Thriller (2016)

 Best Psychological Fiction Books That You NeedEmily and Elizabeth spend their childhood locked in a bedroom and terrorized by a mother who drinks too much and disappears for days. The identical twins are rescued by a family determined to be their saviors. But there’s some horrors love can’t erase… Elizabeth wakes in a hospital, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak. The last thing she remembers is finding Emily’s body in their bathroom. Days before, she was falling in love and starting college. Now, she’s surrounded by men who talk to themselves and women who pull out their eyebrows. As she delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Emily’s death, she…
Author(s): Lucinda Berry

15. The Best Friend: An utterly gripping psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist (2019)

 Best Psychological Fiction Books That You NeedWhen takes her little boy to his first playdate at a new friend’s house she doesn’t realise life is about to change for her family. Because she’s about to meet .Darcy is a woman who has everything – a dream house, a powerful husband and enviable wealth. ‘ and kept my interest throughout… … I cannot even get over the level of craziness!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars‘ … So many emotions and frustrations rolled into one!!!… a psychological thriller…. ’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars‘ … wonderful twists that … I absolutely love it… of a read that you just have to read in one…
Author(s): Shalini Boland

Best Psychological Fiction Books That You Need

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some psychological fiction books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Psychological Novelists

Author(s): Carl E. Rollyson
ID: 888194, Publisher: Salem Pr Inc, Year: 2012, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Textbook of Psychunlogy / MASTER DECREE Thesis

Author(s): Florentin Smarandache
ID: 1201886, Publisher: Info L Quest, Year: 2011, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

The psychological fictions of J.G. Ballard

Author(s): Francis, Samuel; Ballard, J. G
ID: 1429423, Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic;Continuum, Year: 2011, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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