If you’re waiting to get your hands on Tana French’s latest novel, give one of these other literary, psychological thrillers a try:
by Kate Atkinson
Jackson Brodie, a private investigator and former police detective, is quietly contemplating life as a divorced father when he is flung into the midst of three resurrected old crimes: a young child who mysteriously disappeared from a tent in her back garden; An unidentified man in a yellow jumper who marched into an office and slashed a young girl through the throat; and a young woman found by the police sitting in her kitchen next to the body of her husband, an axe buried in his head.
In the Shadow of Gotham
by Stefanie Pintoff
Detective Simon Ziele lost his fiancée in the wreck of the General Slocum and shortly thereafter headed to Westchester County to escape the violence of the city. But just a few months into his tenure, he catches the worst homicide of his career: a young woman is brutally murdered in her own bedroom in the middle of a winter afternoon.
13 Steps Down
by Ruth Rendell
This stand-alone suspense story featured two London houses. One has just been torn down, and the novel’s murderous young man sees this as an irreparable loss because it was in this house that a serial killer (whom he greatly admires) lured young women under the guise of performing illegal abortions. The second house, in which the young man rooms (and commits his first murder), is owned by a Miss Havisham-like recluse with her own connection to the historic murderer’s home.
by Sophie Hannah
When Alice leaves her infant daughter at home with her husband David for the first time since becoming a new mother, she returns to a horrifying sight: her daughter, Florence, has been swapped with another baby. No one… not even David… believes her.
by Chris Pavone
When Dexter Moore, a financial systems security expert in Washington, D.C., receives a lucrative offer to work for a bank in Luxembourg, his wife, Kate, resigns her position as a CIA operative–a job her husband knows nothing about–and vows to recreate herself as a devoted wife and mother to their two boys. But Kate soon discovers that computer geek Dexter has been living a secret life as well, and that he may be a thief being investigated by the FBI and Interpol who’s stolen millions of euros in online banking transactions.