5 Insanely Intense Psychological Thrillers You Must Read Today

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Inside: Freida McFadden is the queen of psychological thrillers, the five psychological thrillers I’m recommending will delight all psychological thriller book lovers

I’m not ashamed to say it, but I’m obsessed with the psychological thrillers written by Freida McFadden. I’ve tried to read books by others and well, in all honesty, they don’t compare.

I’m not saying they’re not good. They’re just not written the way Freida writes her books. Don’t worry, I’m almost done with all of Frieda’s books, for now, so you’ll be getting some reviews on other authors soon enough.

For now, let’s jump into 5 of the most kick-ass psychological thrillers I’ve read this month.

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Hey, hey, what do you say? Here are 5 More Psychological Thriller Books for May.

Want To Know A Secret?

Everyone has secrets.

YouTube baking sensation April Masterson knows the secret to the perfect gooey brownies. Or how to make key lime squares that will melt in your mouth. But if you keep watching her offline, you may discover some other secrets about April.  Secrets she’d rather you didn’t know.

Like where did her son go when he snuck out of the house?  What was she doing with the local soccer coach behind fogged windows?

And what’s buried in her backyard?

Everyone has secrets. Some are worse than others.

April’s secrets are enough to destroy her. 

I’ll make sure of that.

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The reason I loved this book:

To be honest, at first I didn’t think I was going to like this book because I couldn’t stand the main character. As I continued reading tiny bits of juicy gossip started filtering their way through the book. People weren’t who we think they were. But then again, they never are in a Freida McFadden book. The end of this book had my mouth ajar followed by a ”What the F?”

The Wife Upstairs

Victoria Barnett has it all.

A great career as a nurse practitioner. A handsome and loving husband. A beautiful home in the suburbs and a plan to fill it with children. Life is perfect—or so it seems.

Then she’s in a terrible accident… and everything falls apart.

Now Victoria is unable to walk. She can’t feed or dress herself. She can’t even speak. She is confined to the top floor of her house with twenty-four-hour care.

Sylvia Robinson is hired by Victoria’s husband to help care for her. But it turns out Victoria isn’t as impaired as Sylvia was led to believe. There’s a story Victoria desperately wants to tell… if only she could get out the words.

Then Sylvia discovers Victoria’s diary hidden away in a drawer.

And what’s inside is shocking.

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The reason I loved this book:

This was the most chilling and disturbing book I’ve read in a while. As you read this book you never know who’s bad and who’s s book was so twisted, you won’t know if you’re coming or going….or who to believe.

The Perfect Son

Mrs. Cass, we were hoping your son could answer a few questions about the girl who disappeared last night…”

Erika Cass has a perfect family and a perfect life. Until the evening when two detectives show up at her front door.

A high school girl has vanished from Erika’s quiet suburban neighborhood. The police suspect the worst–murder. And Erika’s teenage son, Liam, was the last person to see the girl alive.

Erika has always sensed something dark and disturbed in her seemingly perfect older child. She wants to believe he’s innocent, but as the evidence mounts, she can’t deny the truth–Liam may have done the unthinkable.

Now she must ask herself:

How far will she go to protect her son?

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The reason I loved this book:

There is no such thing as a perfect son; or a perfect anybody if you want to get technical. I loved this book because it shows how much a mother will do to prove her son was falsely accused of a crime. Did the perfect son commit a crime? I can’t tell you that; you’ll have to read this book for yourself to find out. I will say this much without giving anything away. You will be blown away at how this book ends.

The Housemaid

“Welcome to the family,” Nina Winchester says as I shake her elegant, manicured hand. I smile politely, gazing around the marble hallway. Working here is my last chance to start fresh. I can pretend to be whoever I like. But I’ll soon learn that the Winchesters’ secrets are far more dangerous than my own…

Every day I clean the Winchesters’ beautiful house top to bottom. I collect their daughter from school. And I cook a delicious meal for the whole family before heading up to eat alone in my tiny room on the top floor.

I try to ignore how Nina makes a mess just to watch me clean it up. How she tells strange lies about her own daughter. And how her husband Andrew seems more broken every day. But as I look into Andrew’s handsome brown eyes, so full of pain, it’s hard not to imagine what it would be like to live Nina’s life. The walk-in closet, the fancy car, the perfect husband.

I only try on one of Nina’s pristine white dresses once. Just to see what it’s like. But she soon finds out… and by the time I realize my attic bedroom door only locks from the outside, it’s far too late.

But I reassure myself: the Winchesters don’t know who I really am.

They don’t know what I’m capable of…

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The reason I loved this book:

This book is so crazy good. If you need to pick one from this list, read this one first. All I can say is; that you won’t be disappointed.

The Ex

Cassie thinks she has met the perfect man.

Joel is sweet, handsome, romantic, and best of all, he’s crazy about Cassie.  She thinks she’s found the guy she’ll spend the rest of her life with. Have children with.  Grow old with.

Yes, she knows about his perfect ex-girlfriend, Francesca.  The beautiful, brilliant chef, beloved by all his friends.  But she thinks Francesca is out of the picture.  She thinks Francesca is gone for good.

Think again, Cassie.

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The reason I loved this book:

This book is about a woman scorned looking for revenge, or maybe that’s what it’s supposed to seem like. This book seems so predictable while you’re reading it, but let me tell you this; it’s not.

What are your favorite psychological thrillers by Freida McFadden?

Have you read any of these books by Freida McFadden? If so, which one was your favorite? Please share with a comment below.

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