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Best Psychological Mystery Books to Read

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Psychological Mystery books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. I Never Left: a compelling psychological suspense mystery (2019)

Best Psychological Mystery Books to Read“an featuring finely drawn credible characters” booklover Quinn Roberts is dead and she wants to know how it happened. She’s angry, confused and disappointed that her life is over. Most of her friends have moved on and it seems like no one cares who was responsible. Her adult children are in shock but their mother’s death is too painful, so they do nothing.Soon after her murder, Quinn’s husband, Alec, acquires a new wife and Quinn becomes a distant memory. Only her sister, Erin, and Detective John McQuillan continue to search for…
Author(s): McGarvey Black

2. Spare Room: a twisty dark psychological thriller (2019)

Best Psychological Mystery Books to ReadLisa, a troubled young woman with a past, can’t believe her luck when she finds a beautiful room to rent in a large house. The live-in owners are a kind and welcoming couple. Everything is fine until she finds a suicide note hidden in her room. But when the couple insist this man didn’t exist and that Lisa is their first tenant, Lisa begins to doubt herself.Compelled to uncover the secrets of the man who lived in the room before her, Lisa is alarmed when increasingly disturbing incidents start to happen. Someone doesn’t want Lisa to find out the truth.As the four walls of this house and its…
Author(s): Dreda Say Mitchell

3. A Killer’s Mind (Zoe Bentley Mystery) (2019)

Best Psychological Mystery Books to ReadThree Chicago women have been found strangled, embalmed, and posed as if still alive. Doubting the findings of the local PD’s profiler, The FBI calls on forensic psychologist Zoe Bentley to investigate.Zoe quickly gets off on the wrong foot with her new partner, Special Agent Tatum Gray. Zoe’s a hunter, intense and focused; Tatum’s a smug maverick with little respect for the rules. Together, they must descend into a serial killer’s psyche and untangle his twisted fantasies, or more women will die. But when the contents of three inconspicuous envelopes reveal a chilling connection to gruesome…
Author(s): Mike Omer

4. The Perfect Family: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a heartstopping twist (2018)

Best Psychological Mystery Books to Read” is getting ready for work one morning when her eldest child comes running down the stairs, saying the words every mother dreads.The front door is open. And . Frantic with fear, Gemma starts a nail-biting search for her little girl.After what feels like forever, her mother-in-law finds Katie wandering lost a few streets away. Relieved to have her youngest child back in her arms, breathing in the sweet scent of her hair, But then her perfect family starts to fall apart.And she realises it’s only just beginning… ‘ !!!!… and oh my goodness, that…
Author(s): Shalini Boland

5. What Have You Done (2018)

Best Psychological Mystery Books to ReadWhen a mutilated body is found hanging in a seedy motel in Philadelphia, forensics specialist Liam Dwyer assumes the crime scene will be business as usual. Instead, the victim turns out to be a woman he’d had an affair with before breaking it off to save his marriage. But there’s a bigger problem: Liam has no memory of where he was or what he did on the night of the murder.Panicked, Liam turns to his brother, Sean, a homicide detective. Sean has his back, but incriminating evidence keeps piling up. From fingerprints to DNA, everything points to Liam, who must race…
Author(s): Matthew Farrell

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

Best Psychological Mystery Books to ReadLucy 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 her.The closer…
Author(s): Sue Watson

7. I Am Watching You (2017)

Best Psychological Mystery Books to ReadWhen Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it—until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she’s decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls—beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard—has disappeared.A year later, Anna is still missing. Ella is wracked with guilt over what she failed to do, and she’s not the only one who can’t forget. Someone is sending her threatening letters—letters that make her fear…
Author(s): Teresa Driscoll

8. Girl Last Seen: A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist (2017)

Best Psychological Mystery Books to ReadTwo missing girls. Thirteen years apart.An intense psychological thriller for readers of I Am Watching You, The Luckiest Girl Alive, and All the Missing Girls.Olivia Shaw has been missing since last Tuesday. She was last seen outside the entrance of her elementary school in Hunts Point wearing a white spring jacket, blue jeans, and pink boots.I force myself to look at the face in the photo, into her slightly smudged features, and I can’t bring myself to move. Olivia Shaw could be my mirror image, rewound to thirteen years ago.If you have any knowledge of Olivia Shaw’s whereabouts or…
Author(s): Nina Laurin

9. Caught (2019)

Best Psychological Mystery Books to ReadReporter Wendy Tynes is making a name for herself, bringing down sexual offenders on nationally televised sting operations. But when social worker Dan Mercer walks into her trap, Wendy gets thrown into a story more complicated than she could ever imagine.Dan is tied to the disappearance of a seventeen-year-old New Jersey girl, and the shocking consequences will have Wendy doubting her instincts about the motives of the people around her, while confronting the true nature of guilt, grief, and her own capacity for forgiveness……
Author(s): Harlan Coben

10. Next Door (A Chloe Fine Psychological Suspense Mystery—Book 1) (2018)

Best Psychological Mystery Books to Read“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Blake Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” –Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) Chloe feels life is finally perfect as she moves back into her home town, and into a new house with her fiancé. Her career with the FBI looks promising, and her wedding is on the horizon. But, she learns, all is not as it seems in suburbia….
Author(s): Blake Pierce

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

Best Psychological Mystery Books to ReadWhen 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

12. The Millionaire’s Wife: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller (2018)

Best Psychological Mystery Books to Read‘ … Oh … literally had me on tenterhooks… .’ Mixing Reality with Fiction When opens an email from an unknown sender, the shocking image attached shatters her perfect world. A woman has been killed. And Anna knows who did it. The past is catching up with her. To protect herself and her husband , she must tell him . But as the secrets of her life unravel, Anna begins to realise that she is not the only one who has been .Anna doesn’t know who to turn to: her best friend, her parents, her husband. But she knows that her ex-lover is dangerous and she must stop him, before…
Author(s): Shalini Boland

13. The House on Foster Hill (2017)

Best Psychological Mystery Books to ReadKaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious death fell on deaf ears. In desperate need of a fresh start, Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather’s Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house’s dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide. A century earlier, the house on Foster…
Author(s): Jaime Jo Wright

Best Psychological Mystery Books to Read

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 mystery 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.

The Mystery of Personality: A History of Psychodynamic Theories

Author(s): Eugene Taylor
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, Year: 2009, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 506759

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are written 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 resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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