What Should I Read Next?

Dear Reader,

I feel so lucky to be alive in a time when psychological thrillers books are thriving. I am a part of a few different Facebook groups, where daily, someone posts some version of the question, “what should I read next?” So, for those of you who are fans of psychological thrillers (and have already read the classics like “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn and “Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins), I want to provide you with a few follow-up reading suggestions.

If you want to explore obsession:

  • Our Kind of Cruelty — Araminta Hall
  • People Like Her — Ellery Lloyd
  • You (series) — Caroline Kepnes (my review here)

If you are a fan of Agatha Christie:

  • In a Dark, Dark Wood — Ruth Ware
  • Into the Water — Paula Hawkins
  • Where They Found Her — Kimberly McCreight

If you enjoy the long con:

  • Genuine Fraud — E. Lockhart
  • Pretty Things — Janelle Brown
  • The Last Mrs. Parrish — Liv Constantine

If you are curious about mental illnesses in psychological thrillers:

  • Before She Knew Him — Peter Swanson
  • Little Cruelties — Liz Nugent
  • The Woman in the Window — A.J. Finn

If you are looking for stories with troubled children:

  • Baby Teeth — Zoje Stage
  • Darling Rose Gold — Stephanie Wrobel
  • We Need to Talk about Kevin — Lionel Shriver

If you are looking for something less popular but worth it:

  • A Good Marriage — Kimberly McCreight
  • Dead Letters — Caite Dolan-Leach
  • Someone We Know — Shari Lapena
  • The Favorite Daughter — Kaira Rouda

If you want a tale of abuse:

  • Behind Closed Doors — B. A. Paris
  • Dear Wife — Kimberly Belle
  • The Girl Before — J.P. Delaney

If you want something… strange:

  • I’m thinking of ending things — Iain Reid
  • The One — John Marrs (my review here)

If you want something to blow your mind:

  • Behind Her Eyes — Sarah Pinborough
  • The Silent Patient — Alex Michaelides
  • The Wife Stalker — Liv Constantine
  • Verity — Colleen Hoover (I haven’t read this one yet, but people are RAVING about it)

Hopefully this list can help you find your next read in the psychological thriller genre!

Happy reading!



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