Why is everyone reading Psychological Suspense?

There has been an explosion of psychological suspense novels over the last couple of years, with books like Gone Girl or Girl on the Train selling millions. This year's 'Summer Reads' lists are bursting with them. So, why do we love these gripping novels? And why are writers - like me - drawn to write them?

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Why are we all reading Psychological Suspense novels?

Lucy Atkins


Author of the novels The Other Child (2015), and The Missing One (2014); award winning author & feature journalist.