Best Psychological Thrillers to Gift in 2015

19 Nov 2015

Psychological thrillers rely on chilling plots, creepy prose, and complex characters instead of gore and violence to drive suspense. If you know someone who loved Gone Girl and Silence of the Lambs, this is the post for you. We rounded up the best psychological thrillers (all newly released in Fall 2015) that make great gifts for book lovers.

Best Psychological Thrillers to Gift in 2015

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Playing with Fire: A Novel

Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gerritsen is famous for her Rizzoli & Isles series, but this new release has little in common with her detective novels. Pleaying with fire is gripping psychological suspense that spans time and place. Once you start this creepy read, it will be tough to put it down. Buy it for people who love clever reads with plenty of chills.

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What She Knew: A Novel

Gilly Macmillan

What She Knew is a chilling tale of a mother named Rachel desperately searching for her son, who vanished suddenly in a park. Nothing is as it seems and Rachel soon becomes the target of the public’s attention. Gilly Macmillan’s debut novel is perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and The Guilty One.

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In a Dark, Dark Wood

Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware’s new book is dark and twisted. It starts innocently enough – a crime writer reluctantly agrees to a weekend with an old friend in a glass house, nestled in the English countryside. She then wakes up in the hospital with minimal memories, knowing only that someone is dead.

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The Gates of Evangeline

Hester Young

Dark secrets are uncovered in the vivid dreams of Charlotte Cates. Charlotte has recently lost a child, and yet a little boy keeps popping up in her dreams, begging for help. Charlotte’s drive to help the boy leads her on a fast-paced and suspenseful adventure.

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Black-Eyed Susans

Julia Heaberlin

Tessa is in the public eye for a chilling reason: she was found barely alive, with only hints of memory, in a field of wildflowers littered with bones. Now, years later, those same wildflowers haunt Tessa. They’re popping up outside her window in the middle of February, when no flowers grow. Her would-be killer is back…

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