Psychological Thrillers

Psychological Thrillers

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Psychological Thrillers… I know, not my usual cup of tea. But, my life has changed and for the first time in almost a decade I’ve found myself single. Perhaps the most difficult part of that transition was the realization that romance novels which used to be a huge source of comfort are no longer enjoyable.

It’s been almost three months since I’ve enjoyed a good love story! But, in reading, as in relationships, I believe that if something isn’t working, it’s time for a change.

So, I took to Goodreads searching for non-romantic books that I’ve enjoyed in the past. I’ll be honest, there wasn’t all that many of them. After several minutes of scrolling, I came across The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison. This is a book that has stayed with me for years. I read it way back in 2016, but even years later, just thinking about it leaves me feeling the same sense of fear and dread I had when I was reading.

So, I decided Psychological Thrillers would be my genre of choice for the time being. It probably helps that so often these books show the less desirable side of relationships.

The Silent Patient was on the list of my Most Anticipated Books of 2019. Coincidentally, I happen to be about half way through The Silent Patient and it’s pretty amazing so far.

Anyway, the books on this list are psychological thrillers I’ve enjoyed over the years or the ones I plan to enjoy in the near future.

Gripping Psychological Thrillers

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13 thoughts on “Psychological Thrillers”

  1. I feel ya about the end of a long term relationship changing the things we look for/need at that time in our life. I had a 10 year relationship come to an end 8 months ago. Ended up having to leave behind a pet, our shared home, and all my hopes and dreams for our future together. It definitely, supremely affected me and changed my enjoyment of books I’d normally gravitate towards. I started moving into darker reads too. More thrillers, and grimdark/horror fantasy. There’s something cathartic about the more suspenseful stories to me I think.

    Great post, with some great titles on there! I really enjoyed Behind Closed Doors, The Girl on the Train, and The Secrets She Keeps too!

    • Thanks for sharing that 🙂 Cathartic is a really great word for how some darker books have felt to me lately. I ended up moving a couple hundred miles away and kinda starting over, but letting go of all those future plans and the life I thought we’d have together hasn’t quite been as simple. Oddly enough, a much as I expected everything to change I never for a second thought my choice of books would be impacted.

  2. I love psychological thrillers but I actually haven’t read any of your choices, although there are a lot I recognise. Sorry to hear about your break-up and I can understand why the change of genres was needed.

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