Fiction Psychological Books

Lost Girls

A haunting? A hallucination? Or something even worse?Twenty three years ago, Maudie Sampson’s childhood friend Jessica disappeared on a family holiday in Cornwall. She was never seen again.In the present day, Maudie is struggling to come to terms with the death of her wealthy father, her increasingly fragile mental health and a marriage that’s under strain. Slowly, she becomes aware that there is someone following her: a blonde woman in a long black coat. As the woman begins to infiltrate her life, Maudie realises no one else appears to be able to see her. Is Maudie losing her mind? Is the woman a figment of her imagination or does she actually exist? Have the crimes of the past caught up with Maudie’s present... or is there something even more sinister going on?Lost Girls is a psychological thriller from the crime writer Celina Grace, author of The House on Fever Street: a dark and convoluted mystery which proves that nothing can be taken for granted and no-one is as they seem.

Rearview: A Short Story (Fault Lines)

“Sharp and introspective, ‘Rearview’ is an eerie and unsettling tale with a shocking conclusion that remains long after this short story is finished.”~Bestselling author Emerald O’BrienWhat is there to lose when all you have is the past?For twenty years, Harold has watched his high-school sweetheart from the confines of his car, unbeknownst to her, to her husband, to her family. The dogs don’t like him, but no one believes them. Disbelief is always easier.   But though the past cannot be reclaimed, Harold can’t seem to stop. And hopelessness is enough to make any man feel trapped—his car has become his cage. And caged animals don’t play nice. Engrossing, thought-provoking, and poignant, “Rearview” from bestselling author Meghan O’Flynn will suck you in from page one. If you like short stories by Blake Crouch, Joe Hill, and Gillian Flynn, you’ll love “Rearview.”

Watching (PAVAD: FBI Romantic Suspense Book 1)

★ ★ ★ PREDATORS DESERVE TO BE PUNISHED. ★ ★ ★ FBI Agent Georgia Dennis has dedicated her life to stopping those that prey on the vulnerable, using her profiling skills to get ahead of those that hurt others.Her final case with the Complex Crimes Unit will be no different—even if the dead women and girls bear a striking resemblance to Georgia. To the victim she had once been.The last thing she needs is her jerk of a boss, Michael “Hell” Hellbrook, second-guessing her as the case brings her own past boiling to the surface.★ HE WILL DO ANYTHING TO PROTECT HER. ★Hell had always taken the safety of his team very seriously. Especially Georgia’s—she's the only agent on his team who has an actual family waiting for her at home. The only way to keep her safe as the killer draws closer is to keep her at his side—even if the flames that have always burned between them erupt and threaten to scorch them both.But as Hell and Georgia dig deeper into a killer’s secrets, someone else is watching. Someone whose descent into madness threatens everyone around them. Everyone Georgia loves.Now Georgia and Hell have to answer the question—is this watcher their killer, or someone much, much closer?◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆Don't miss other PAVAD titles: Beginning, Waiting, Watching, Wanting, Second Chances, Hunting, Redeeming, Running, Revealing, Stalking, Ghosting, Burning, Gathering, Falling, Hiding & Seeking. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆

Ring Around the Rosie (An Olivia Thompson Mystery Book 1)

Rosie Thompson is an eighteen-year-old girl with her whole life ahead of her. The Homecoming Dance is just one night away and she can already feel the weight of the crown upon her head. But when she leaves her home that Friday night, it’s for the very last time. When her body is found in a park the next morning, a whole town is turned upside down and a family is torn apart.Fifteen years later, Olivia still hasn’t moved on from her sister’s murder. Not only does she still see the ghost of her dead sister, she is pursuing a career studying the very monsters that destroyed Rosie and hundreds of other helpless victims. Olivia is desperate to find closure, but a new murder with connections to her past has reopened old wounds.Nate Tucker is a successful Chicago detective. He also happens to be Olivia’s best friend. Nate has been fascinated by the Thompson case since the first time Olivia mentioned her dead sister to him. When a dead girl shows up in the city under circumstances eerily similar to Rosie’s murder, he is quick to make the connection. Now, with stale evidence and fifteen-year-old memories to guide him, Nate has the chance to solve the current murder case, as well as the death of the Homecoming Queen that refuses to stop haunting the people she left behind.Dark and haunting, Ring Around the Rosie is utterly suspenseful and surprising to the end.

Ulysses

In the past, Ulysses has been labeled dirty, blasphemous, and even unreadable. None of these adjectives, however, do the slightest justice to the novel. To this day it remains the modernist masterpiece, in which the author takes both Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes. It is funny, sorrowful, and even (in a close-focus sort of way) suspenseful. And despite the exegetical industry that has sprung up in the last 75 years, Ulysses is also a compulsively readable book.William Blake saw the universe in a grain of sand. Joyce saw it in Dublin, Ireland, on June 16, 1904, a day distinguished by its utter normality. Two characters, Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom, go about their separate business, crossing paths with a gallery of indelible Dubliners. We watch them teach, eat, stroll the streets, argue, and (in Bloom’s case) masturbate. And thanks to the book’s stream-of-consciousness technique — which suggests no mere stream but an impossibly deep, swift-running river — we’re privy to their thoughts, emotions, and memories. The result? Almost every variety of human experience is crammed into the accordian folds of a single day, which makes Ulysses not just an experimental work but the very last word in realism.I hold this book to be the most important expression which the present age has found; it is a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape. —T. S. EliotWhat is so staggering about “Ulysses” is the fact that behind a thousand veils nothing lies hidden; that it turns neither toward the mind nor toward the world, but, as cold as the moon looking on from cosmic space, allows the drama of growth, being, and decay to pursue its course. —Carl JungThe greatest novel of the 20th century. —Anthony Burgess“Ulysses” is extraordinarily interesting to those who have patience (and they need it). —John Middleton MurryIt is difficult not to acclaim a masterpiece. —Virginia Woolf

Disturbed: A Horror Story Collection

9 bone chilling stories that'll make you keep the lights on when you go to sleep... Stories inside include gore, extreme horror, psychological horror and nail-biting suspense. Stories inside: "Zombie Son"He sneaks back into his mother's house, and what he wants from her is more terrifying than she could ever imagine."The Good Girl"A psycho has kidnapped her. There's only one way to live; give him what he wants..."The Roach is Coming" For a disturbed young man, coming home means resurrecting family demons that he never wanted to come back."The Husband"He has a plan for his cheating wife - revenge, sick revenge."Take Care of the Children"She was supposed to watch her sister's children..."The Man in the Dark"He's snuck into their house. He wants to play a wicked, bloody game."Kitty Cat"Mr. Mittens isn't so nice anymore..."Best of Friends"They've stumbled upon something they never should have. Now, there's no turning back."Watching Her Sleep"He loves her. He watches her sleep. He will love her till the day he dies... or she dies...This horror collection of stories and short stories contains graphic content: language, violence, sex and disturbing elements. Reader discretion is advised.

The Brothers Karamazov

Dostoyevsky's last and greatest novel, The Karamazov Brothers (1880) is both a brilliantly told crime story and a passionate philosophical debate. The dissolute landowner Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov is murdered; his sons - the atheist intellectual Ivan, the hot-blooded Dmitry, and the saintly novice Alyosha - are all at some level involved.Bound up with this intense family drama is Dostoyevsky's exploration of many deeply felt ideas about the existence of God, the question of human freedom, the collective nature of guilt, the disatrous consequences of rationalism. The novel is also richly comic: the Russian Orthodox Church, the legal system, and even the authors most cherished causes and beliefs are presented with a note of irreverence, so that orthodoxy, and radicalism, sanity and madness, love and hatred, right and wrong are no longer mutually exclusive. Rebecca West considered it "the allegory for the world's maturity", but with children to the fore.

Ia??m not okay!

Amelia was only 14 when she started to get bullied at school and online. She thought she was coping fine with it all when really it was destroying her from the inside out. It just shows how much hurt it takes for someone to finally snap and give up on life.. even years after the bullying stopped, she still has to seek help. This book is to give an insight into just how much billing can effect someone’s mental health and how the things you do and say can really hurt as you never know what someone is going through