Looking for books in the horror/psychological thriller genre. Any suggestions?Looking for books in the horror/psychological thriller genre. Any suggestions? Crowei #recommend #horror #psychology #thriller
Anytime someone asks for a psychological thriller I always recommend Greg Iles “Sleep No More”
Pretty much ANY Stephen King book, if you havent read anything from him before, make aure to check him out, he is brilliant in that genre
Anything by Joe Hill, Stephen King’s son..particularly NOS4A2 and Heart Shaped. Nick Cutter’s The Deep. You and it’s sequel Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
Stephen King is always a swing and miss for me, I’m not sure why.
Joe is different in my opinion. Some echoes there but they are very, very different in style. He’s worth a try.
@Desiree alright. Thank you
I’m the same way with King, his writing just doesn’t mesh with me. I’m half way though NOS4A2 and feeling exactly the same way.
Bram Stoker’s DRACULA ?♂️
I just started Bird Box this weekend. Took a bit to get into it, but seems like it is going to be a good one.
House of Leaves. Idk if I would consider it horror personally, but I think it is widely considered as such. Definitely psychological. One of my favorite reads.
Tried reading this last year, I was so confused. Had to drop it ??
Check out this list from Bookriot: https://bookriot.com/2018/06/25/psychological-horror-books/
Thanks for this.
Wow! This is an incredible and versatile list. I am a huge Mary Shelley fan so of course I love the psychology of Frankenstein, but all the others listed have the potential to be beyond terrifying. A real look into the human psyche. Thanks for sharing.
I never really understood why Frankenstein is considered horror…. I found it sad
Mr Mercedes etc by Stephen King.
anything by Karin Slaughter
Anything by Stephen King and Dennis Lehanne
“Sleeping Beauties” by Stephen and Owen King.
Love all King’s stories but especially Lisey’s Story. It is a departure to some extent and really good.
Stephen King books, but especially It and The Shining. Less horror, but still psych thrillers are his latest ones, Mr Mercedes trilogy and The Outsider.
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
The River at Night by Erika Ferencik, and I’ll go thirdsies on Bird Box. I also like Japanese horror, so I’d recommend The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike or Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama.
I am reading Blake Crouch’s book – Desert Places. Yowza.
Jo Nesbo Harry Hole series
These are all excellent psychological thrillers:
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeny
Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
Final Girls by Riley Sager
Check out the book riot link above for an excellent definition of psychological thriller verses psychological horror. Fascinating.
let the right one in. disturbing, terrifying, upsetting, disgusting and I could not out it down.
For unremitting negativity, ghastly existential terror, eldritch disgust, and darkling, noisome, caverness abysses of human despair, H.P. Lovecraft.
Lord that book kept me up for days.
Mo Hayder, Claire Mackintoh, Ruth Ware, Peter Swanson, Fiona Barton, Shari Lapena
Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters