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25 Best Psychological Thriller Books of All Time

(Updated 2021) Our goal was to create the best list of Psychological Thriller books on the internet.
To remain objective and unbiased, we looked at the 6 most popular“best Psychological Thriller books" articles online (we chose 6 because anything more than that diluted our quality).

Our rationale was simple: If a book only appears in one article, it’s probably just the journalist’s opinion, but if it appears in two or more, it’s probably worth checking out!
Below you’ll find which books made the cut 😊

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  1. 1

    Gone Girl

    Gillian Flynn

    Appears in 5 articles
  2. 2

    The Silent Patient

    Alex Michaelides

    Appears in 4 articles
  3. 3

    Misery

    Stephen King

    Appears in 4 articles
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    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 5

    Rebecca

    Daphne du Maurier

    Appears in 3 articles
  6. 6

    My Lovely Wife

    Samantha Downing

    Appears in 3 articles
  7. 7
    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 8
    Appears in 3 articles
  9. 9

    Big Little Lies

    Liane Moriarty

    Appears in 3 articles
  10. 10
    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 11

    Sharp Objects

    Gillian Flynn

    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 12
    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 13
    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 14
    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 15

    The Talented Mr. Ripley

    Patricia Highsmith

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 16
    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 17
    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 18
    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 19
    Appears in 2 articles
  20. 20

    The Last Mrs. Parrish

    Liv Constantine

    Appears in 2 articles
  21. 21

    Strangers on a Train

    Patricia Highsmith

    Appears in 2 articles
  22. 22

    Shutter Island

    Dennis Lehane

    Appears in 2 articles
  23. 23

    Room

    Emma Donoghue

    Appears in 2 articles
  24. 24

    One by One

    Ruth Ware

    Appears in 2 articles
  25. 25
    Appears in 2 articles

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