Thursday, August 29, 2019

Seven books that put the "psychology" in psychological thrillers

Lauren North studied psychology before moving to London, where she lived and worked for many years. She now lives with her family in the Suffolk countryside.

The Perfect Son is her first novel, and she’s working on her second.

At CrimeReads North tagged "seven of [her] favorite books published in the last few years that really put the psychology in psychological suspense and psychological thrillers," including:
Him by Claire Empson

When the reader first meets the main character, Catherine, she is mute and being treated in a psychiatric facility after witnessing something disturbing. What then unfolds is a sixteen year mystery about friendships, love and heartbreak.

Him is really a novel about them—Catherine and Lucian, two people who fell deeply in love at University and the circumstances that lead them to not seeing each other for over a decade. It’s a beautiful and all consuming story about the events that lead Catherine to be so traumatized that she can’t speak.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue