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20 Best Psychological Thriller Books of All Time


Our goal: Build the most true list of best Psychological Thriller books.

Our process:
1. Search for "best Psychological Thriller books" and study the top 5 articles.
2. Add only the top books (mentioned 2+ times).
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This process takes a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    Gone Girl

    Gillian Flynn

    Appears in 4 articles
  2. 2

    The Silent Patient

    Alex Michaelides

    Appears in 3 articles
  3. 3
    Appears in 3 articles
  4. 4

    Rebecca

    Daphne du Maurier

    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 5

    My Lovely Wife

    Samantha Downing

    Appears in 3 articles
  6. 6
    Appears in 3 articles
  7. 7

    Misery

    A Novel

    Stephen King

    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 8

    Big Little Lies

    Liane Moriarty

    Appears in 3 articles
  9. 9

    Strangers on a Train

    Patricia Highsmith

    Appears in 3 articles
  10. 10
    Appears in 3 articles
  11. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    11
    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 12
    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 13
    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 14
    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 15

    One by One

    Ruth Ware

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 16
    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 17

    Room

    A Novel

    Emma Donoghue

    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 18
    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 19
    Appears in 2 articles
  20. 20

    Shutter Island

    Dennis Lehane

    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this list created?

    We searched for "best Psychological Thriller books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many books are in this list?

    There are 20 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Psychological Thriller books on the internet.

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