If you sped through Paula Hawkin’s sensational bestseller Girl on the Train and Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and want more twisting, gripping tales, or if you’re still in the queue for GOTT, try the below psychological suspense titles to tide you over this summer.
In Precious Thing by Colette McBeth, a journalist is sent out to investigate the case of a missing woman, who happens to be her childhood best friend. Was she abducted? Did she commit suicide, leave town of her own accord, or is something more sinister going on?
Nicci French’s compelling and tense Losing You has you following a desperate mother’s attempt to find her missing daughter in the first 24 hours of her unexplained absence.
Another chilling psychological thriller, Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson, has an amnesic woman waking up each morning believing she is still in her 20s and unmarried before her husband reminds her again that she is 47 years old and reviews their marriage of 20 years with her. Then there is the call from her doctor everyday to remind her to look at her secret journal which tells her not to trust her husband…
And finally, hot off the presses, is the moody and menacing Remember Me This Way by Sabine Durrant. “On the first anniversary of her husband death, Lizzie goes to lay flowers where his fatal accident took place, only to discover that someone has been there before her, which forces her to realize that she didn’t really know him—or what he was capable of.” (from Novelist, 6/4/15)