Thrillers – Psychological Suspsense

The kind worth killing / Swanson, Peter

“A dark and devious literary suspense novel about a random encounter, sex, and a conversation that quickly turns to murder–a modern reimagining of Patricia Highsmith’s classic Strangers on a train.

The silent wife / Harrison, A. S. A.
Reason: Atmospheric, compelling, and suspenseful, these stories of dying relationships tell of individuals who will stop at nothing to get what they want. Both psychological suspense novels are told in alternating perspectives and involve the resurfacing of long-hidden secrets. — Shauna Griffin

Gone girl / Flynn, Gillian, 1971-
Reason: With unreliable and unlikeable narrators, clever plot twists and double crosses, marriages gone terribly awry, and cold-blooded evil, these psychological suspense novels offer plenty of chilling, startling suspense. — Shauna Griffin

Strangers on a train / Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995
Reason: Casual conversations between strangers turn deadly for those closest to them in these novels of creeping suspense. — Shauna Griffin

The sculptress / Walters, Minette
Reason: These books are Disturbing, Suspenseful, and Compelling, and they share: the genre ‘Psychological suspense’ and the subject ‘Women murderers’.

The girl on the train / Hawkins, Paula
Reason: These books are Suspenseful and Compelling, and they share: the genre ‘Psychological suspense’ and the subjects ‘Strangers’ and ‘Murder’.

The king of lies / Hart, John, 1965-
Reason: These books are Suspenseful and Compelling, and they share: the genre ‘Psychological suspense’ and the subject ‘Married men’.

Pretty baby / Kubica, Mary
Reason: These books are Suspenseful, Compelling, and Intricately plotted, and they share: the genre ‘Psychological suspense’ and the subject ‘Strangers’.

I, Richard / George, Elizabeth, 1949-
Reason: These books are Suspenseful and Compelling, and they share: the genre ‘Psychological suspense’ and the subjects ‘Married men’ and ‘Murder’.

The carrier / Hannah, Sophie, 1971-
Reason: These books are Disturbing, Suspenseful, and Compelling, and they share: the genre ‘Psychological suspense’ and the subject ‘Strangers’.

 

 

List Created 6/6/16 – James Hartmann

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