Psychological Thriller Novel Recommendations

In these books, you can expect to find the troubling tales of women who are running out of options. Whether being forced to deal with old trauma or dealing with others controlling their lives, these women will have to work hard to save themselves. Written between 2006 and 2016, these books are exciting, dark, mysterious and full of psychological thriller that will have you questioning you own mind ND the world around you.

 Behind Closed Doors 

By B.A. Paris

Jack and Grace are the perfect couple. Their marriage is perfect. He is wealthy and is handsome, she is charming and elegant. Jack and Grace are always together. Together they have lovely dinner parties with friends. But look closer at Grace. Why does she never go out without Jack? Why does she never answer the phone? Why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows? Written in 2016, this book is a dark and exciting thriller by author B.A. Paris.


The Woman in Cabin 10

By Ruth Ware

In this 2016 novel by author Ruth Ware, we get to follow the journey of Lo Blacklock. Lo is a journalist given the chance of a lifetime, a week on a luxury cruise. Everything seems perfect until Lo witnesses a woman being thrown overboard. There is one problem though, every passenger is accounted for. The shop sails on as if nothing has happened but Lo cannot let it go. She will continue to try and prove that something is terribly wrong.


You

By Caroline Kepnes

Guinevere Beck walks into a bookstore and purchases a book, little could she imagine how that would change her life. An employee of the bookstore named Joe Goldberg is immediately struck by her and so he uses her credit card information to find her on the internet. With this information, he is able to place himself at a bar for a chance meeting. From here he slowly takes over Beck’s life, letting nothing stop him, even murder. Published in 2014 this book was written by author Caroline Kepnes.


The Silent Wife

By A.S.A. Harrison

Written by author A.S.A. Harrison and published in 2013, this book is about the failing marriage of Jodi and Todd. Todd is a cheater and Jodi has nothing left to loose. The question, what will this drive her to do. Todd appears to be the victim and Jodi well on her way to being the murderer. They are headed toward catastrophe as promises are made and broken. Jodi will do want she has to in order to keep what is rightfully hers.


Sharp Objects

By Gillian Flynn

In this 2006 novel by author Gillian Flynn, we follow Camille Preparer, a reporter recently out of a brief stay at a psych hospital. For her new assignment, she must return to her hometown to cover the murder of two teen girls. Camille has done what she can to separate herself from her family but now finds herself living in her old bedroom. What becomes truly troubling is that Camille starts to strongly identify with the young victims. She must work to get past her own psychological puzzle if she wants to write the story and return home alive.


 

About the Author

My name is Emerson Rose Craig. I am a creative writing student and aspiring novelist. I love fantasy, historical literature, sci-fi and classic literature but will read whatever I can get my hands on. I also write in all of these genres and more for inspiration does not limit itself and neither will I. If you ask me what my favorite book is I will not answer because picking a favorite book is, to me, like picking a favorite star.