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Wanted: Gritty psychological thrillers

Post by jdjung » 03 Nov 2017, 17:01

I just finished reading "What Lies Within", which I received from this site. It's exactly what I love in a book: It's a seedy, gritty psychological thriller.

Any recommendations for books similar to this. Another example of what I love are Candice Fox's books (Hades, Eve and Fall)

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

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Post by Lincolnshirelass » 14 Nov 2017, 03:53

I have recently read an excellent book by Joanne Harris called 'Blue Eyed Boy' that may fit the bill. I like the use it makes of modern media, and it has a particularly creepy psychotic child! VERY different from many of her other books, that I also love.
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Post by Insightsintobooks729 » 15 Dec 2017, 11:55

I'm not sure if this counts as a psychological thriller, but it is defininatly psychological. Have you tried Vladimir Nabokov's "Invitation to a Beheading"?
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Post by peprica21 » 15 Dec 2017, 15:28

A great psychological thriller I read recently is "My Sister Rosa" by Justine Larbalestier. It is considered a YA book but the characters are gripping and the story line is haunting.

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Post by N_R » 08 Jan 2018, 00:11

The 11:05 murders is a bit dark... you might like that one?

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Post by Lincolnshirelass » 08 Jan 2018, 05:48

I would also strongly advise the work of Minette Walters and Martina Cole - initially I was a bit reluctant to try the latter as she centres on gangland, which isn't, in itself, a subject that interests me, but she makes it fascinating and also weaves in a family story. For what it may prove, her books are the most borrowed in British prison libraries!
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Post by pink boy » 13 Jan 2018, 10:47

Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but my favorite psychological horror book is Pet Sematary by Stephen King.

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Post by RebeccasReading » 25 Jan 2018, 09:15

N_R wrote: ‚ÜĎ
08 Jan 2018, 00:11
The 11:05 murders is a bit dark... you might like that one?
I just finished this one--it was excellent

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Post by RebeccasReading » 25 Jan 2018, 09:17

Luther by Neil Cross is one of the best "seedy, gritty psychological thriller" books I've ever read!

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Post by starshipsaga » 25 Jan 2018, 12:02

This topic reminded me of a book I just read - The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor. It recently came out, and has been compared to the words of Stephen King and the show "Stranger Things" (probably because it involves a group of kids, and there is also an 80's aspect).

I'd probably classify it as a psychological thriller, with some crime fiction and murder mystery elements involved. I was pretty disturbed by some parts of it too - definitely fits the description of "seedy", "gritty", and "dark".

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