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Subject: Psycho Thriller Suggestions?
Date Posted: 1/12/2011 11:59 PM ET
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I love the psycho-thriller. I love the dark, disturbing, and brutal. Anyone have any suggestions for me? I'm open to try anything.

Date Posted: 1/13/2011 8:27 AM ET
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You might try Gregg Hurwitz's Do No Harm or Jeff Deaver's The Cold Moon, Lee Child's Trip Wire, James Swain's The Midnight Rambler or his The Night Monster, Ted Dekker's The Boneman's Daughter. I will have to give it some more thought.

Date Posted: 1/13/2011 9:09 AM ET
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I love the Chelsea Cain series with Gretchen and Archie. 

 

Date Posted: 1/13/2011 2:19 PM ET
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Catherine Coulter's FBI series is about as psycho-thriller as I get.  But they are very good.

Date Posted: 1/13/2011 2:58 PM ET
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Definitely recommend Cody McFadyen.  He has a series of 4 currently:

 


Shadow Man (2006)

The Face of Death (2007)

The Darker Side (2008)

Abandoned (2009)

 

Date Posted: 1/13/2011 4:45 PM ET
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For dark psycho thrillers, I second the recommendations for Cody McFayden and Chelsea Cain.  I usually like these as well, and the latest Chelsea Cain was actually almost too much for me!

Date Posted: 1/13/2011 9:21 PM ET
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thank you for everyone's suggestions! im going to try them all..and would you guys mind if i added you as friends? Id like to make more friends on here that are interested in the same genres as i am.

Date Posted: 1/13/2011 11:06 PM ET
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I don't mind Amanda, I am also up on Goodreads if you use that. Keri_45 is my profile ID if anybody else wants to add me as a friend as well. Trying to get to a 100 friends and am closing in.

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 1/14/2011 9:34 AM ET
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Hi, Amanda.  I second (or third) the ones mentioned.  I haven't tried Cody McFayden and Chelsea Cain but I am adding them to my list!  I also would recommend Karin Slaughter, Jo Bannister, Davis Wiltse.   Brian Freeman isn't terribly dark but dark enough for me and wonderful.  Oh and PJ Tracy with the Monkeewrench series is 5 stars.  If I think of more, I'll be back!  :)

Sharon

Date Posted: 1/14/2011 9:42 AM ET
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Tess Gerritsen--some of the stuff I've read in her books still haunts me today. Ditto Karin Slaughter....

Date Posted: 1/14/2011 2:18 PM ET
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I second the Cody McFadyen  suggestion they are excellent.

Date Posted: 1/14/2011 3:19 PM ET
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Ooohhh, I forgot Lisa Gardner!

Date Posted: 1/14/2011 8:23 PM ET
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Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett - that one was unputdownable for me :-)

Date Posted: 1/14/2011 11:29 PM ET
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See I didn't even think of the Monkeewrench series and I should have as that is a new series for me...duh.  I also second the Lisa Gregory rec...who didn't love The Perfect Husband or the Third Accident Victim. Second the Tess Gerristen as well, but of hers Bloodstream is one of  my favs.

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Date Posted: 1/15/2011 8:02 AM ET
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I just finished on odd psycho thrill Horns by Joe Hill. It is available on PBS marketplace. I couldn't put it down, odd book. Some scene's that been etched in my brain for too long....

Alice

Date Posted: 1/15/2011 3:39 PM ET
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I just finished Speak Softly, She Can Hear by Pam Lewis and I loved it. It takes place over a 10-15 year span involving a young high school girl and a terrible secret she kept with two other people. I liked the idea that she was so young and you remember those times but you remember them without dirty secrets and terrible crimes. It's youth, bittersweet, innocence, and then it's somehow corrupted. Those are the kind of books I like. I also read Lolita by  Vladimir Nabokov and I really enjoyed it. This first book I mentioned was more of a psychological thriller than anything and that's mostly why I loved it so much.

Date Posted: 1/15/2011 4:56 PM ET
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Deviant Ways or The Missing by Chris Mooney. His bad guys are pretty diabolical and twisted. Can't beleive I didn't think of him first.

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 2/5/2011 11:37 PM ET
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I just finished my first Cody McFadyen book, Shadow Man.  Thanks for that suggestion.  VERY dark and very good.  Kind of a weak/first novel to the writing here and there but I will definitely read the next ones!  Really good.

Sharon

Date Posted: 3/16/2011 4:33 PM ET
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Chelsea Cain is awesome. I think I have Shadow Man and I will start it soon. Great thread.

Date Posted: 3/16/2011 4:33 PM ET
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Double post. Darn.



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Date Posted: 3/23/2011 8:18 PM ET
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Has anyone mentioned J. A. Konrath's series?  The one that has Whiskey Sour and others.  There's a psycho in some of those that gave me the creeps. 

Date Posted: 4/1/2011 9:55 AM ET
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on the Cody McFayden and Chelsea Cain books - do you know the killer usually?  by reading the back it seems like the book kind of comes from the killer's side at times and so you know who they are - i tend to stay away from those b/c I like to be surprised on the killer. thanks!

Date Posted: 4/2/2011 1:14 PM ET
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You don't know the killer for McFadyen's books.  At least the first one, for sure.  

Date Posted: 4/2/2011 2:14 PM ET
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great - i'll check those out - thank you

Date Posted: 4/23/2011 10:28 PM ET
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Steve Thayer....the Weatherman.  Love the unexpected twists that I don't see coming !

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