Looking for the best psychological thriller audiobooks to listen to? These top 15 options will have you on the edge of your seat…
When Katherine goes out with her friend Eve and has too many drinks, she decides to drive them both home anyway, even though she is intoxicated. But things don’t go as planned because they get into a horrible accident. Now, Katherine is trying to prevent anyone from finding out about the accident because it could ruin her both personally and professionally, even causing her to lose her daughter Abigail. Right when she thinks she is at the end of the nightmare, however, she finds out that it is only the beginning, and it pulls her in directions she never thought she’d go.
I Know Everything
Michael Ferrell, Author
Susan is a police investigator whose investigation of a murder points right to the victim’s husband, but Randall knows that he didn’t kill his wife. However, Randall does have a dark past, and when a shady character pays him a visit and tells him about information that could clear his name, Randall fears that doing so might cause his secrets to come out. Randall, a psychiatrist, begins to doubt his own sanity when things get out of control, and Susan still has to find the true killer before he strikes again.
The Girl Who Lived
Faith is the only survivor of a brutal attack, and she has been in therapy ever since. The worst part is, no one believes her story and many people consider her the suspect. As the anniversary of the murders draws near, Faith has to deal with the reactions of the people around her, including her psychiatrist, who doesn’t know quite what to think about her. When everyone’s a suspect, including yourself, what is a girl to do except work even harder to prove to everyone she had nothing to do with the murders?
The Perfect Friend: A Gripping Psychological Thriller
Barbara Copperthwaite, Author
Alex’s husband has left her and her children aren’t in her life. She feels completely alone except for her friend Carrie. She feels that Carrie is the only person she can trust and tells her everything, but is this really true? Alex has a lot of secrets and pretty soon, she finds herself wondering if her trust is misplaced. A true psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat, this is one story you will never forget.
With lots of twists, turns, and unexpected happenings, this is one book you’ll never forget. It centers around Aubrey, who is having an affair with a married neurologist and who decides to kill his wife so that she can take the woman’s place. She easily slips into the woman’s life to begin her plot, but things change after she gets to know her lover’s wife. Suddenly, things aren’t so cut and dry, and Aubrey starts to wonder if she can go through with her plot after all. If you loved Gone Girl, you’ll love Sick Girl.
I Am Watching You
Teresa Driscoll, Author
When Ella overhears two young men flirting with some teenage girls on a train, she pays no attention to it. That is, until she finds out that not only were those two men just out of prison, but one of the girls, Anna, went missing shortly after she talked to them. A year later, the teen is still missing, but now someone is keeping an eye on Ella. She is even getting letters that make her fear for her life. She also finds out that the friend Anna was with that night isn’t telling the truth about what happened. In fact, it seems that everyone around her has secrets, including the parents of Anna’s friend.
This is the tale of three people whose lives become intertwined. Olive is a bartender who is smitten with Austin, while Becca is a con artist who wants to get at some of the money that Olive’s boss has in his expensive home. Suddenly, Olive becomes essential to Becca’s plot and she doesn’t even know it. Meanwhile, she and Austin are getting closer, but could Austin be involved in Becca’s plan as well? A true psychological thriller that centers around three very different individuals whose lives make everything much more complicated.
The Ex-Wife: A Nail-Biting Gripping Psychological Thriller
Jess Ryder, Author
This is a dark and twisted story revolving around Natasha, who has a great husband and a daughter named Emily. The only thing stopping her from having a perfect life is Jen, her husband’s ex-wife. When Natasha comes home one day to find her husband and daughter gone, she panics and decides to do everything in her power to find out what happened to them, even if it means accepting help from Jen. But is Jen trustworthy? Or, did she have something to do with the disappearance?
The Mother’s Mistake: An Absolutely Gripping Psychological Thriller
Ruth Heald, Author
Claire’s life seems perfect until life gets in the way. Suddenly, her husband is barely home during the week and she’s struggling to bond with her baby daughter. To make it even worse, someone slipped a note through her letterbox and tells her she doesn’t deserve her daughter after all. Now, Claire is convinced that someone knows about the mistake she made years earlier, and she is in a panic to make sure the secret doesn’t get out. Suddenly, she feels like she cannot trust anyone around her, which makes that note all the more puzzling.
Ditter Kellen, Author
Jessica and Owen move to Florida so that the change in scenery might help them move on after the death of their son, but it doesn’t go as planned. In Florida, Jessica begins seeing a young boy in the window of a home that she later finds out is abandoned. She does some research on the house and finds out that a boy who once lived there went missing more than 13 years earlier. She decides to investigate, but when people start getting killed and she becomes the suspect, she has to decide what to do next.
And So It Begins
Cleo’s brother Mark has found a new woman after the sudden death of his first wife, but Cleo doesn’t trust Evie, and she doesn’t know why. Then Evie starts having accidents at home and everyone becomes concerned over what might be causing them. When a police sergeant later finds both Evie and Mark dead in their blood-soaked bedroom, the case ends up being far from simple. The accused goes on trial and the jury has to decide if there is ever justification for a murder.
Lying Next to Me
Gregg Olsen, Author
This is the story of two couples: Adam and Sophie, and Kristen and Connor. Adam and Sophie are on vacation in Washington State when Sophie gets kidnapped. When a detective named Lee is assigned to work on the case, she finds out that the two couples’ lives are intertwined in some interesting and puzzling ways. She also learns that not everyone is telling the truth about the things that are going on in their lives, making her job a lot more difficult in the end.
The Killer Inside
The perfect childhood. The perfect couple. The perfect liar. This is a dark book about a man who is keeping secrets from his wife, and when things start to unravel one summer day, he discovers that his wife also has secrets and that both have blood on their hands. A true psychological thriller with all of the things that make these types of books exciting, this is one story you will never forget. Sometimes, the perfect couple is anything but perfect.
Sister Sister: A Truly Absorbing Psychological Thrill
Sue Fortin, Author
This is the story of two sisters who are very different from one another. Alice is kind and gorgeous, but also a liar. Claire is intelligent and loyal, but also a little paranoid. Their thoughts about one another couldn’t be more false, but they are each convinced that the other one is the real psychopath. One sister is telling the truth about everything and one sister is a real maniac. There is only one truth between them, but will you be able to tell what that truth is? You are guaranteed to get totally into this thriller, because there are few other stories just like it.
Casting Shadows Everywhere: A Dark Psychological Thriller
L.T. Vargus and Tim McBain, Authors
Jake is a teenager who witnessed a brutal crime when he was a kid, and now he is timid and is constantly being bullied and made fun of. When he enlists the help of his cousin, Nick, who is a badass burglar, Nick takes him on as an apprentice and he starts learning the tricks of the trade. Soon, Jake is feeling braver than he ever has before, but the more he gets to know Nick, the more he feels that Nick’s crimes go way beyond breaking and entering. In the end, he has to face not only the demons inside of Nick, but also the ones that are surfacing in his own heart.