Top Ten Books From The Psychological Thriller Genre

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s list is all about picking favourite books from our favourite genre. I used to only read what could be described as chick-lit. Now, I read more widely, but I am very partial to a psychological thriller. Here are some of my favourites, in no particular order!

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The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient

One of my recent favourites. Read it! Read it!



I read this thriller years ago but I absolutely adored it. It was so warped. I’m not sure what that says about me.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl

If you want to meet some messed up characters, read Gone Girl. 

Before I Go To Sleep

Before I Go to Sleep

I remember being utterly gripped by this book!

Good Me, Bad Me


IGood Me, Bad Me

I absolutely adored this book and it earned its place on my favourite’s shelf. I don’t put books there often.

Dangerous Girls

Dangerous Girls

This book was another incredible, fast paced read. I highly recommend it.

I Let You Go

I Let You Go

Ooh, this is another cracking read! Worth giving a go!

The Foster Child

The Foster Child

This is another recent (ish) read of mine. I really enjoyed it. Creepy but SO good.

The Daughter

The Daughter

I was really impressed with this book! The story had me gripped from the beginning.

The Liar’s Room

The Liar's Room

I really enjoyed this book. Simon Lelic is a great author and I always love how his books build.

What did you do for your list this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by.

60 thoughts on “Top Ten Books From The Psychological Thriller Genre

  1. When the film for “Gone Girl” released, it sure caused a stir with all kinds of interest. Didn’t see the film, and I doubt I’ll read the book just because I like all the happy reads. 🙂

  2. Great idea! I’m definitely on the Gone Girl bandwagon. I adored that book. I’m curious about The Silent Patient – I keep seeing it everywhere – but if I’m honest, that cover puts me off!!

  3. I haven’t read these although I Let You Go and Gone Girl are on my TBR list. My list is a mix of crime and historical fiction with a couple of autobiographies. I couldn’t decide which genre to choose!

  4. Great list, Chrissi! I don’t read thrillers very often but I always enjoy them when I do. I’ve heard really good things about The Silent Patient and I’d like to give Claire Mackintosh’s work a try, too!

  5. I haven’t read many psychological thrillers. I like them occasionally, but I don’t think I could read them on a regular basis. I need a break from the intensity! 🙂 Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  6. I love all things Gillian Flynn but I will never forget my reaction to the twist in Gone Girl. Totally blew me away! Lol. I think I need to put Silent Patient on my list because I keep seeing it everywhere. Great list!

  7. I’m going to read The Silent Patient for a book club soon! Nice to know that you enjoyed it. It makes me more excited to read it now. Also you’re the second person today that I’ve seen mention Dangerous Girls so now I really have to add that to my list! Thank you so much ❤

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  9. Great list, Chrissi. I think I have read at least half the books on this list. I have a copy of I Let You Go and can’t wait to read it soon.

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