Adult Book Lists: Newer Psychological Thrillers (Published in 2015 and 2016)

[Printable book list]

Fiona Barton / FIC BARTON
The Widow
When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on when more bad things began to happen. . . But that woman's husband died last week. Now there's no reason to stay quiet.
(Also available in audiobook and ebook)

Flynn Berry / FIC BERRY
Under the Harrow
When Nora takes the train from London to visit her sister in the countryside, she expects to find her waiting at the station, or at home cooking dinner. But when she walks into Rachel's familiar house, what she finds is entirely different: her sister has been the victim of a brutal murder. As Nora's fear turns to obsession, she becomes as unrecognizable as the sister her investigation uncovers.

Lisa Black / MYS BLACK
That Darkness
Forensic investigator for the Cleveland Police Department, Maggie Gardiner has seen her share of Jane Does. The latest is an unidentified female in her early teens, but more shocking than the girl's injuries is the fact that no one has reported her missing. Jack Renner doesn't murder because he enjoys it, he wants to make the world a safer place. Maggie finds another body waiting for her in the autopsy room-- and a host of questions that will challenge everything she believes about justice, morality, and the true nature of evil...
(Also available in large print)

Emma Cline / FIC CLINE
The Girls
In California in the 1960s, teenager Evie Boyd is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence.
(Also available in large print and audiobook)

Sabine Durrant / FIC DURRANT
Remeber Me This Way
A year after her husband Zach's death, Lizzie goes to lay flowers where his fatal accident took place. At last she reaches the spot. And there, tied to a tree, is a bunch of lilies. The flowers are addressed to her husband. Someone has been there before her. Lizzie loved Zach. She really did. But she's starting to realize she didn't really know him--or what he was capable of.

J. T. Ellison / FIC ELLISON
No One Knows
The day Aubrey Hamilton's husband is declared dead by the state of Tennessee should bring closure so she can move on with her life. But Aubrey doesn't want to move on. She just wants Josh back. It's been five years since he disappeared. And now, all this time later, who is the mysterious and strangely familiar figure sud-denly haunting her new life?

Carol Goodman / FIC GOODMAN
River Road
Professor Nan Lewis hits a deer when she is driving home from a party during a snowstorm. The following morning she learns that her favorite student was killed in a hit-and-run accident during the night and she is a suspect. The many similarities between this accident and the one that killed her own daughter six years earlier lead Nan to suspect that the two accidents are related.
(Also available in large print)

Lisa Gardner / MYS GARDNER
Find Her
Seven years ago, college student Flora Dane was kidnapped and held for 472 days. When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime--a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him—she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? When Flora herself disappears, D.D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who's determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape.
(Also available in large print, audiobook, and ebook)

Sophie Hannah / MYS HANNAH
A Game for All the Family
You thought you knew who you were. A stranger knows better. You've left the city and the career that nearly destroyed you--for a fresh start on the coast. But trouble begins when your daughter withdraws, after her new best friend, George, is unfairly expelled from school. But the Principal says there is, and was, no George. Who is lying? Who is real? Who is in danger? Who is in control?

Paula Hawkins / FIC HAWKINS
The Girl on the Train
After witnessing something shocking, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
(Also available in large print, audiobook, ebook, and DVD)

Samantha Hayes / FIC HAYES
What You Left Behind
Visiting her sister in a community that was rocked by a string of teen suicides five years earlier, Detective Inspector Lorraine Fisher races to find her missing nephew when two more suspicious suicides occur.
(Also available in audiobook)

John Katzenbach / FIC KATENBA
The Dead Student
When Timothy “Moth” Warner’s uncle Ed fails to meet him at an AA meeting, Moth goes to his office. Moth, a PhD student, discovers his uncle lying on the floor, dead from a gunshot wound. Moth refuses to believe that his uncle took his own life and turns to his ex-girlfriend to help him find the truth.
(Also available in ebook)

Renee Knight / FIC KNIGHT
Disclaimer
Reading a mysterious novel that recounts in haunting detail the day she became the victim of a dark secret, documentary filmmaker Catherine Ravenscroft is forced to confront the past to prevent her world from falling apart.

Linda Lutz / MYS LUTZ
The Passenger
She's left her dead husband -- and within forty-eight hours Tanya Dubois is a fugitive. It's almost impossi-ble to live off the grid today, but Tanya-once-Amelia-now-Debra and Blue, a bartender, have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hop-scotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret ... can she outrun her past?
(Also available in large print and ebook)

Siobhan MacDonald / FIC MACDONAL
Twisted River
The O'Brien family, from Limerick, Ireland, has an autistic son who is bullied at school. The Harvey family, from Manhattan’s Upper West Side seems successful and happy, but Hazel has mysterious bruises, and Oscar is hiding things about his dental practice. Through a home-exchange website the two families arrange to swap houses and plan their vacations. But this will be anything but a perfect vacation for the Harvey’s. And the body in the trunk is just the beginning.

Clare Mackintosh / FIC MACKINTO
I Let You Go
Jenna Gray moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car accident that plays again and again in her mind and desperate to heal from the loss of her child and the rest of her painful past. At the same time, the novel tracks the pair of Bristol police investigators trying to get to the bottom of this hit-and-run. As they chase down one hopeless lead after another, they find themselves as drawn to each other as they are to the frustrating, twist-filled case before them.

Gilly Macmillan / FIC MACMILLA
What She Knew
In a heartbeat, everything changes...Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead— and vanishes. The greatest dangers may lie not in the anonymous strangers of every parent's nightmares, but behind the familiar smiles of those she trusts the most. Where is Ben? The clock is ticking.

Ann Morgan / FIC MORGAN
Beside Myself
6-year-old twins Ellie and Helen switch identities for a day -- but when Ellie refuses to change back, Helen loses her self-confidence and her identity. 25 years later, Helen risks being pulled into her sister's dangerous orbit once more.

Ian Reid / FIC REID
I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Jake and a woman known only as The Girlfriend are taking a long drive to meet his parents at their secluded farm. But when Jake takes a sudden detour, leaving The Girlfriend stranded at a deserted high school, the story transforms into a twisted combination of the darkest unease, psychological frailty, and a look into the limitations of solitude.

Holly Seddon / FIC SEDDON
Try Not to Breathe
A young journalist struggles to keep the demons of her alcoholism at bay as she finds her purpose again in tackling the mystery of a shocking head-line-making crime, still unsolved after fifteen years.

Karen Slaughter / MYS SLAUGHTER
Pretty Girls
More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia's teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss--a devastating wound that's cruelly ripped open when Claire's husband is killed. The disappearance of a teenage girl and the murder of a middle-aged man, almost a quarter-century apart: what could connect them?
(Also available in large print, audiobook, ebook, Spanish)

S. K. Tremayne / FIC TREMAYNE
The Ice Twins
Moving to a tiny Scottish island a year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah are shattered when their surviving daughter claims they have mistaken her identity and that she is actually the twin they believed dead.

Lisa Unger / FIC UNGER
Crazy Love You
Enjoying a successful career with his best friend Priss, a destructive friend who helped him escape bullies in childhood, Ian fears for his life when she becomes irrationally angry about Ian's new relationship.

Ruth Ware / FIC WARE
The Woman in Cabin 10
Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. While on the ship Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for--and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo's desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong.
(Also available in audiobook and ebook)