Booked Out: The Best Psychological Thrillers

We asked an actual book expert  Bronte Coates, digital content coordinator at iconic Aussie bookseller Readings  what's just hit the shelves.

Q. Eek, the time for Xmas pressie buying is nigh. What can I buy for my mate who loves psychological thrillers (and maybe I'll borrow it after her to read at the beach?)

A. German author Melanie Raabe is a favourite at Readings and her two books to have been released in Australia are delicious twisty tales with killer hooks. The Trap sees a woman write a bestselling book to ensnare her sister’s killer, and The Stranger sees a strange man claiming to be a woman’s long-missing husband.

Your friend might also enjoy Ali Land’s Good Me, Bad Me (the daughter of a serial killer may not be as innocent as she seems) or Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan (a brilliantly unsettling exploration of female friendship, very single-white-female-esque). That last book was voted one of the best crime books of 2017, so comes highly recommended.