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.
- I Never Left: a compelling psychological suspense mystery (2019)
- Spare Room: a twisty dark psychological thriller (2019)
- A Killer’s Mind (Zoe Bentley Mystery) (2019)
- The Perfect Family: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a heartstopping twist (2018)
- What Have You Done (2018)
- The Woman Next Door: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a stunning twist (2019)
- I Am Watching You (2017)
- Girl Last Seen: A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist (2017)
- Caught (2019)
- Next Door (A Chloe Fine Psychological Suspense Mystery—Book 1) (2018)
- The Best Friend: An utterly gripping psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist (2019)
- The Millionaire’s Wife: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller (2018)
- The House on Foster Hill (2017)
“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.
Lisa, 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.
Three 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.
The Perfect Family: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a heartstopping twist (2018)
” 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.
What Have You Done (2018)
When 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.
Lucy 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.
I Am Watching You (2017)
When 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.
Girl Last Seen: A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist (2017)
Two 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.
Reporter Wendy Tynes is making a name for herself, bringing down sexual offenders on nationally televised sting operations.
“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.
The Best Friend: An utterly gripping psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist (2019)
When 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.
‘ … 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.
The House on Foster Hill (2017)
Kaine 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.
Best Psychological Mystery Books to Read
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The Mystery of Personality: A History of Psychodynamic Theories
Author(s): Eugene Taylor
ID: 506759, Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, Year: 2009, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf
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