It seems nothing new can be invented in the psychological thriller book genre. But what are this year’s best psychological thriller books? If the suspense is killing you, see the main section of our psychological thriller in contemporary literature category.

Psychological Thriller Books Top Bestseller Lists

Here are some examples of suspense books that made it to or close to the top of the amazon psychological thrillers bestseller list:

  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
  • I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll
  • Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
  • The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Suspense is the name of the game, and it begins with a good title. Few of the novels at the top of New York Times bestseller list don’t have a catchy name, but, choosing from the five options about, which do you like best? The Wife Between Us seems a great option, although I Am Watching You is definitely another great example of a suspenseful title, but what about the cover?

Amazon Bestseller List

Ironically, on 7/2/2019, while this article was being written, a psychological thriller topped the entire kindle store of amazon.com! It was a novel What You Did by Claire McGowan, which also has a nice name, albeit an inferior one to The Wife Between Us. Since we didn’t read that Greer Hendrick and Sarah Pekkanen’s book, we can but hope that it lived up to the high expectations set by the name.

screenshot of #1 bestseller in amazon psychological thriller books

A list of words useful for promoting psychological thriller books online

Continuing the tradition set forth in the article on paranormal romance books, we are happy to offer authors a list of words that can benefit promotional and marketing online materials for psychological thriller books. As always, the facetious imp within us urges to top the competition by writing a whole novel consisting but of these words; naturally, they can be supplemented with any necessary articles and pronouns.

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While the challenge is clearly exaggerated as far as novels are concerned, writing a promotional text leveraging this list is definitely possible, and the authors of this article are eager to try doing just that in one of the follow-ups.

A Million for Eleanor by Danil Rudoy

It may require a leap of imagination to call Danil Rudoy’s book a psychological thriller, but don’t let the limits of the genre stand in the way of your fictional experiences. The absurdity of driving a thriller with the dialogue could be illusory if we consider that the inner tension and suspense are sometimes prone to appear in response to most gentle stimuli. And how about one million dollars being offered for the heroine’s consent to marry the hero? Wouldn’t that be enough to send a thrill through a fair lady’s heart? Read Danil Rudoy’s novel and find the answer.