Top 6 Psychological Thrillers
I hadn’t realised until I put this list together that the authors are all women! There are some brilliant books out there at the moment – fiction, yes, but be warned – the twisted, dysfunctional relationships portrayed are not far removed from real life. That, perhaps, is part of their appeal… It’s something these and many other women write about so well
- Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
Surprising, damaged characters, clever plot, twists I didn’t see coming.
- I Let You Go – Claire Mackintosh
I loved everything about this book – the believable characters, the emotional pull, a brilliantly twisty plot and phenomenal ending. Oh, and it’s brilliantly written too.
- The Book of You – Claire Kendal
A compelling read – so creepy and disturbing so that you have to keep reading until you know how it ends…
- Afterwards – Rosamund Lupton
I have read this so many times. The writing is beautiful, lyrical even. The story is moving, the emotions so real. It’s about ordinary people – and a terrible crime.
- Kind of Cruel – Sophie Hannah
This was the first book of Sophie’s books I read. I remember devouring it – I just had to find out what had happened.
- Killing Me Softly – Nicci French
Another page turner… Gripping and disturbing.