Best psychology thriller books according to redditors

We found 49 Reddit comments discussing the best psychology thriller books. We ranked the 19 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/CorellianSmuggler · 14 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Anything by Fyodor Dostoevsky is usually a good place to start when thinking about non-English classics. His Crime and Punishment is a particular favourite of mine. I've found a French translation on Amazon but I can't speak to its quality from personal experience. I struggle to believe Dostoyevsky hasn't been translated into half a dozen languages though, so French isn't too much of a stretch.

The Sorrows of Young Werther had a marked influence on the world and is a product of Germany. I don't know if there has been a French translation though. As above, I struggle to believe there hasn't been given that it's a seminal work of literature.

Dante has already been mentioned in the thread so I won't labour over him. Tolstoy is well-regarded (to put it lightly) so you might find some luck there.

Depending on how conservative you are with what qualifies as 'English' you might enjoy Beowulf which was written in Old English:

> Hwæt. We Gardena in geardagum,
þeodcyninga, þrym gefrunon,
hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon.
Oft Scyld Scefing sceaþena þreatum,
monegum mægþum, meodosetla ofteah,
egsode eorlas.

If you can understand that then you're a better man than I am, and there has to be a French translation of this work. I'd be shocked to learn otherwise. It does fall far outside your time periods specified though, so I don't know if it's any good to you. If this appeals to you then you might like the Prose Edda which is Nordic, 13th century; so again, earlier than you were looking for but you might like it. However, I'd be less surprised to learn that this one hadn't been translated into French. It's not exactly a household name. The extent to which it would be considered a 'classic' would be disputed though. I'll leave that up to your discretion.

u/big_red737 · 9 pointsr/books

If you liked Hunger Games, try Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth. It's a trilogy, the third one isn't out yet. This series has similar themes and a very similar tone to Hunger Games.

u/Coolgamer7 · 7 pointsr/audiobooks

The best "Standard" deal is the
Platinum Annual
24 Credits/Yr.
You pay $9.57 per credit
$229.50 per year

That's always available and offers the most credits at the cheapest price per credit.

If you follow the Audible sub then you'll find signup deals on there from time to time. The last I took advantage of was the
Discount Gold Annual
12 Credits/Yr.
~$8.29 per credit
$99.50 a year

You could sign up for that one until April 5th. Sometimes if you call and ask you can still sign up for one of these deals, but I haven't done/tried that so I can't say much about it. I don't know of any sign-up deals going on right now, they usually happen around holidays.

Depending on the genres you enjoy, your best bang for your buck might be a Kindle Unlimited subscription and then picking up some cheap audiobooks through whispersync. You can pick up a KU subscription for $0.99 for two months ( and if you hunt around you can find a bunch of good books for $1.99. It's mostly Sci-Fi and Fantasy, but as a few examples:

Those aren't endorsements, just examples (I've only read the first one, which I would endorse if you like Sci-Fi)

Beyond that if you like classics you can usually find some of those cheap:

On occasion, if you go to cancel your subscription you'll be offered a deal to keep it. I haven't signed up for any of those, and don't know what those deals are, but it's an option.

Last but not least, you can just buy more credits. If you've run out of credits (or if you contact Audible Support) you can usually buy 3 credits for $36 ( I think that's the correct amount). I generally wouldn't recommend this option, it's a bit more expensive to buy the Gold Plan, but you get a year's membership with that. Whereas buying credits straight out still leaves you paying a monthly subscription as well.

u/judogirl · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My highest priority item is Insurgent because I got Divergent for Christmas and just read it last week and now I am dying to read the next book in the series!

u/Jardfraedingur · 3 pointsr/FutureWhatIf

Check out the Ashfall Trilogy, if you don't mind young adult lit. The author told me that he consulted with geologists on the technical details, so, aside from a few literary embellishments, it's quite scientifically sound.

u/medsenfey · 3 pointsr/Vodou

You first have to decide if you are covering Haitian Vodou or N.O. Voodoo. The sources will be different. Since you asked about a book on Marie Laveau, I assume you want New Orleans stuff. If that is the case, I would suggest:
this or this.

u/anim8 · 3 pointsr/books

That is NOT my experience in shopping for ebooks.

Chosen at random from my recommendations on

Breathless, same price as paperback

Full Dark, No Stars, Same price as paperback

Daniel X, -$1 from hardcover

The Art of Fielding: A Novel, +$1.88 over paperback

Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever. = to hardcover

The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two: The Son of Neptune, -$1.41 over hardcover

Hell House, -$0.18 over paperback

Fight Club, -$2.57 over paperback

Prices are only slightly lower, if at all over physical books. Obviously this is a small sample, but whenever I go looking it is typically what I find.

Your overhead arguments are mostly false as well:

  • marketing cost are equal for ebook vs physical

  • royalties are equal for ebook vs physical

  • conversion? The books are all edited electronically already and it only needs to be done once

  • Data center storage is vastly less expensive than warehousing and retail shelf space space needed for physical books which should result in lower price

  • you only need 1 secure digital copy, vs thousands of physical books which should result in lower price which should result in lower price

  • ebooks need never be shipped which should result in lower price

  • publishers will never overprint ebooks which should result in lower price

    edit: formatting
u/BBQsauce18 · 3 pointsr/news
u/nyllena · 2 pointsr/kindle

The Tracy Crosswhite series is great. #1 is amazing, #2 is good, #3 is great. All 3 should be on there

Here's the first one

If you like historical fiction:

The Bloodletter's Daughter -

Finding Rebecca -

What She Left Behind (this is half HF half modern day, the HF part is really good) -

Also this one's creepy:
Follow You Home -

Hangman's Daughter -

This one's good:

The One That Got Away -

Sorry this is one giant mess of a comment. Hopefully at least one of these sounds good for you

u/AuthorJLHenry · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

If nothing is off limits, I recommend The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund—pen name for two Swedish authors. The American version is 3 shorter novels smooshed together into one book so, at times, you reach what feels like an end and then it’s not. Highly intense, rough subject matter, but the story is very well told.


u/tandem7 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Okay - then to start, I will recommend Oryx and Crake and Year of the Flood, both by Margaret Atwood. They're part of a trilogy, the third book is due out this fall. Atwood defines them as speculative fiction; they're set in the not-to-distant future, and follow the downfall of civilization. I like Year of the Flood better, but both are pretty awesome.

For fantasy, I really like The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay. It's a blend of celtic mythology, fantasy, and arthurian legend. Some people don't like that it's basically an homage to LOTR, but it's one of my absolutely alll-time favourites.

For YA dystopian fiction, I'd suggest Divergent and Insurgent - also a trilogy, not sure when the third one is due out, off-hand.

One of my favourite sci-fi series is Phule's Company and the following books, by Robert Asprin. I also love Time Scout by him and Linda Evans. His writing is ridiculously clever and witty, and he's one of last century's greatest writers, in my opinion.

And finally, I love anything by Terry Pratchett - his Discworld series is amazing. So very very British and hilarious.

u/beaglefoo · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
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  3. I reallllllllyyyy need to read this book. I bought the thrid in the series thinking it was a stand alone, only to read the back cover and find out it is number 3 in the series. haha

    4.Hey Bean! My mom makes an awesome gumbo! I wish you could try it.
u/MyPacman · 2 pointsr/humblebrag

Damn, and my mates book is #[8379]( sounds of arousal. But this research clearly shows that they have the potential to control their own voices.) or so, moral of the story, don't pick 'military' as a genre. He just finished writing a book of 'christian mystic poems', I wonder if there is an Amazon Genre for that? Yeah, I went looking for Christian technology for teens (sounded like an interesting topic)... Wish you still had the link.

u/juniperapolo · 2 pointsr/books


One of the best apocalyptic YA books. After the eruption of the Yellowstone SUPER VOLCANO, high schooler, Alex, sets out to find his family. Alex must fight and survive through environmental collapse, total climate change, and roving cannibal gangs. The books seeks to capture as accurate of a scenario as possible. It focuses on the possible devastation and consequences of such an event. This is very much survivalist fiction. It is one of the few, let alone good, apocalyptic YA novels with a male protagonist.

u/librariowan · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

The Rithmatist. There's only one book at the moment, but it's going to be a series.



u/amazon-converter-bot · 1 pointr/FreeEBOOKS

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u/kmossing · 1 pointr/audiobooks

The Victim by Max Manning releases tomorrow. It's a psychological thriller.

"Manning adroitly manipulates the alternative story lines up to the shocking ending. Lovers of psychological suspense will be mesmerized." - Publishers Weekly

u/aluzap · 1 pointr/horror

For full-blown scary: Behind Closed Doors

u/Farmer771122 · 1 pointr/Futurology
u/swiffervsnarwhals · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

I liked the Ashfall trilogy though it did get a bit tedious at times (it was the YA version of One Second After). World War Z is always a good read. Z for Zachariah is a quick read, kind of a children's book, really, but is one of my favorites.

u/celticeejit · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

By Reason of Insanity by Shane Stevens

One of the first 'serial killer' novels. And one of the best

u/jimbo00000 · 1 pointr/oculus

There is also a very similar book entitled Old Twentieth by Joe Haldeman.

u/nicih · 1 pointr/AskTrollX

The Crow Girl, a Swedish novel that captures you until the very end! Tip: this is the first of a trilogy.

u/prove____it · 1 pointr/news

I've recently had the chance to read along with my goddaughter the books she's assigned in school and it's been a great experience. I don't have to read them and certainly don't have to report on them but I get to discuss them with her and that's the best part. So far, some of the highlights have been:

Of Mice and Men

To Kill A Mockingbird

And, the most memorable and impressionable book I read in my own schooling was an obscure scifi book entitled, Babel-17. I bet many here would enjoy its exploration of the nature of thought, language, and action. I still go back and re-read it every few years.

u/ohhaiworld · 1 pointr/books
  • Divergent/Insurgent (First two in an unfinished trilogy)
  • The Maze Runner (This is a trilogy)
  • Battle Royale
  • I've heard good things about The Knife of Never Letting Go (The first part of the Chaos Walking trilogy)

    To be honest, these are just some dystopia themed books I recommended because of Hunger Games. However, I could give better recommendations if you tell me more of what she wants. Young adult? Fantasy? Romantic aspect?
u/Niltaic3 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You were created from stardust that fell to Earth from two planets colliding millions of lightyears away. As your dusty parts drifted through space, you passed many obstacles that made you the being you are now. You passed a mirror, which reflected yourself in a way you wanted to see. You passed emotions; clouds of thick feeling. Through sadness and anger, resentment and love, humility and courage, empathy and passion- those particles infused into you. Your being emerged sporadically, through bends of time and space you envisioned your future life full of love and equality. Somewhere around Jupiter, you felt your journey coming close. As you slid along the rings, contemplating your readiness, you felt a lump. Something wasn't right. Something was missing. The mirror you passed earlier swept by you with a gust of wind and sparkles. You pushed out from the spirals on which you stood and lept for the mirror. As you caught it, you turned it to see yourself. In it, you only saw a unicorn. A majestic creature of fairy tales. You didn't understand at first, but as you stared into it’s eyes, you saw yourself. Just like a unicorn, your beauty and grace swept through you. Like electricity in your body, like lightning rushing from your heart to your fingertips. Just like a unicorn, there is no one else like you. Just like a unicorn, you can bring happiness to those around you. As you looked into the mirror again, the unicorn had disappeared and once again you saw yourself, but still you saw the unicorn beside you. You glanced to your side and pet it's head gently. Anyone could've been chosen for this life. But it was you. You vowed to stand for equality and love. Those emotions that enveloped your soul as you passed them, you felt them now like a tornado surging through your blood. You climbed atop your unicorn, ready for the adventures in store for you. As you galloped along, rainbows lit up a path toward Earth. As you landed you found everything you'd ever dreamed of- but it wouldn't be easy. You had to put the pieces together, like a second-hand puzzle missing a few pieces.

Now, you're working on that puzzle. You’ve got the edge pieces lined up. You've got a lovely SO. 3 cats. A community of online strangers to support you. It's up to you to finish that puzzle. Fill the empty slots with whatever you choose, because it's your puzzle anyway.

TL;DR You're an alien-unicorn made from planets colliding.


u/fartron · 0 pointsr/