Last Updated on May 19, 2023 by BiblioLifestyle
Do you enjoy page-turning psychological thriller books about a group of friends getting caught up in crazy, twisty and suspenseful situations? If so, then you’ll love the books on this list! We’ve gathered some of the best psych thrillers, mysteries, suspenseful and twisty whodunits out there that will keep you entertained from beginning to end. So sit back, relax, and get ready for an exciting ride!
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The It Girl by Ruth Ware
Ten years after discovering her college roommate April’s dead body, Hannah revisits the murder and as she reconnects with old friends and delves deeper into the mystery of April’s death, she realizes that the friends she thought she knew all have something to hide…including a murder.
How I’ll Kill You by Ren DeStefano
Technically they’re sisters and not a group of friends but this stay-up-all-night thriller is about identical triplets who have a nasty habit of killing their boyfriends, and we see what happens when the youngest commits their worst crime yet: falling in love with her mark.
- Tune in to our podcast interview with the author: How I’ll Kill You by Ren DeStefano
Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn
Older women often feel invisible, but sometimes that’s their secret weapon.
They’ve spent their lives as the deadliest assassins in a clandestine international organization, but now that they’re sixty years old, four women friends can’t just retire – it’s kill or be killed in this action-packed thriller by New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn.
The Secret Place by Tana French
A year ago a boy was found murdered at a girlsʼ boarding school, and the case was never solved. Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to join Dublin’s Murder Squad when sixteen-year-old Holly Mackey arrives in his office with a photo of the boy with the caption: “I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM.” Stephen joins with Detective Antoinette Conway to reopen the case–beneath the watchful eye of Holly’s father, fellow detective Frank Mackey. With the clues leading back to Holly’s close-knit group of friends, to their rival clique, and to the tangle of relationships that bound them all to the murdered boy, the private underworld of teenage girls turns out to be more mysterious and more dangerous than the detectives imagined.
Fierce Little Thing by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
New York Times bestselling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore’s Fierce Little Thing is a mesmerizing story of friendship and its reckonings. The five from vastly different lives return to confront their blackmailer and reckon with the horror that split them apart. How far will they go to bury their secret forever?
Friends Like These by Kimberly McCreight
In this relentlessly twisty literary thriller from New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight, a desperate intervention brings together a group of college friends 10 years after graduation–a reunion marked by lies, betrayal, and murder.
The Pallbearers Club by Paul Tremblay
A cleverly voiced psychological thriller about an unforgettable–and unsettling–friendship, with blood-chilling twists, crackling wit, and a thrumming pulse in its veins–from the nationally bestselling author of The Cabin at the End of the World and Survivor Song.
The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of thirtysomething friends from Oxford meet to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students ten years ago. For this vacation, they’ve chosen an idyllic and isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands–the perfect place to get away and unwind by themselves.
The Herd by Andrea Bartz
Why did the founder of a glamorous coworking space for women disappear? Her best friends will risk everything to uncover the truth in this “propulsive thriller” (Marie Claire) from the New York Times bestselling author of the Reese’s Book Club pick We Were Never Here.
Force of Nature by Jane Harper
When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path. But one of the women doesn’t come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened.
The Accomplice by Lisa Lutz
Everyone has the same questions about best friends Owen and Luna: What binds them together so tightly? Why weren’t they ever a couple? And why do people around them keep turning up dead? In this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Passenger, every answer raises a new, more chilling question.
All the Dark Places by Terri Parlato
A savage murder rocks a quiet Massachusetts suburb, revealing the dark secrets at the center of a group of friends and setting two women – one with a traumatic past, the other a Boston police detective – on a hunt for truth in this stylish debut thriller for fans of Megan Miranda and Shari Lapena…