Best Psychological Thrillers of 2017

It’s already that time of year, can you even believe we’re just days away from 2018?! I can’t, and what a year it’s been. Reading wise it’s been another phenomenal year, the talent seems to get raised another notch as the years pass on and like many of you, I’ve been struggling to pick my absolute favorite books from 2017. Instead of doing just one combined list this year I broke them up into categories to best suit me haha. First up is my favorite, psychological thrillers! This is most definitely my most asked for genre when someone wants a recommendation and it also happens to be my favorite sub genre to read, when you stumble upon a well executed PT it makes for an entertaining, fun experience that I just can’t get enough of. All of these books have been published in 2017 and were books I read this year and they’re listed in no particular order.

Slater is one of my go to authors when I’m craving a fast paced, twisty tale and Blink is my favorite of hers so far. It was twisty, dark and had a great premise.

The Memory Watcher was one of the best surprises for me this year, I was hooked instantly by this one and found it fresh and exciting.

Ellison is another favorite of mine and Lie to Me was amazing. It left me reeling and the dual narratives were executed to perfection.

Not only does Exquisite have one of my favorite covers from 2017 what’s inside is just as gorgeous albeit in a more obsessive, sinister way.

The Secrets She Keeps was meticulously plotted and downright addictive, I absolutely loved it!

Never Let You Go was my first Stevens book and I was blown away, it’s chilling, intense and unputdownable.

Special bonus! There’s two books coming in 2018 that have already earned themselves a spot on my best of list for next year that I want to make sure are on your TBR.

The Wife Between Us was so cleverly executed and sharply written, a must read for fans of domestic suspense.

Sometimes I Lie is out in March and I’ll be sharing my review next month, but holy moly was it amazing! I’ll also have three copies up for grabs so watch this space. Actually watch my Instagram 😂

So there you have it, my first of many (😳🙈) upcoming posts for my top reads of 2017! Do you agree with any of my picks? Did I convince you to add any of these to your TBR?

What were your favorite psychological thrillers from this year, I’m always looking for recommendations.

28 thoughts on “Best Psychological Thrillers of 2017

  1. Fiction-Books (@Fiction_Books) says:

    Hi Amy,

    I don’t need any convincing to add all of your featured books to my own list, I just need convincing that I will have enough hours and days in my lifetime to read both them and all the other books which are on the list!

    I have also read a couple of great psychological thrillers this year, which I can recommend …

    ‘Scared To Death’ by Rachel Amphlett

    ‘Last Witness’ by Carys Jones

    I hope that 2018 is a good reading year for you 🙂


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  2. csoloway says:

    I loved The Couple Next Door, Breakdown, I See You, There’s a Stranger in the House and best— Behind Closed Doors. Well I’m back to working on my second novel. The first, Sex Happens, is not a psychological thriller, but I fell in love with that genre this year!! You do a great job reviewing—thank you. Carol Soloway

    Sent from my iPhone


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  3. Rosepoint Publishing says:

    i love psychological thrillers, but haven’t had the opportunity to read those you’ve listed. i was convinced to add your two suggestions for 2018 though, and if you missed my review by the author Barbara Copperthwaite for Her Last Secret–you must check it out. fantastic–she’ll be on my “best for 2017” list, coming soon (i hope).

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  4. Jessica's Reading Room says:

    I loved The Memory Watcher! It has a twist I don’t normally like, but the author wrote it so well!

    Chevy Stevens is one of my ‘go to’ authors! I really enjoyed it!

    I’m reading The Wife Between Us now! I will hopefully finish it very soon!

    I have Sometimes I Lie in my arc TBR pile to read )hopefully) by publication date.

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    • novelgossip says:

      Yes there was something so compulsive about the Memory Watcher! Minka has a new book out next month too. I’m slowly making my way through Chevys back catalogue. And you have time Sometimes I Lie isn’t out until March! Are you liking Wife?

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  5. Savings InSeconds says:

    Added these to my TBR list! Last weekend I read 2 books by Peter Swanson – The Kind Worth Killing and Her Every Fear — that were pretty good. This week I read The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond that really surprised me, too.

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