15 Amazing Psychological Thriller Books, Movies, TV Shows and Podcasts for fans of Anatomy of a Scandal and Gone Girl Book

Nothing gets your blood pumping and twists your mind like a good psychological thriller — especially when it's based on spouse betrayal.

If you've seen the Netflix series Anatomy of a Scandal or read the Gone Girl book, you'll know what we're talking about.

There's nothing quite like the tension between what you (the reader/viewer) think you know and what the characters know. Just when you think you've nailed down the character and the plot, a surprising turn occurs that nearly sends you flying off your seat.

Do you like investigating people's motivations from a bird's-eye view? Do you experience a surge of emotions when attempting to forecast how persons presented with complex options will behave in actual situations?

These shows, books, and podcast recommendations, similar to Anatomy of a Scandal or Gone Girl, are just what you need.


If you want to READ psychological thrillers about spouse betrayal:

Betrayal with deadly repercussions. A flawed protagonist. Nothing is as it seems. With all the beloved twists, turns and hidden scandals of Gone Girl, The Perfect Ending is sure to be your next favorite read. Scott Atwood decides to end his life when hit with crippling writer's block. Just as he resolves to jump in front of a 

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train, he comes up with a plot for his next bestseller – a thriller writer who wreaks havoc in people’s lives to create new plotlines…. And he starts by exposing his neighbor’s affair, that ends with devastating and lethal repercussions. Read here.

 

Little Secrets follows the life of Marin, a woman who seemingly has a perfect life – much like the Gone Girl book. She's married to her college sweetheart, Derek, and both manage their own business. The couple is the envy of everyone until everything changes when their son disappears. A year later, after the case has 

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gone cold, Marin is determined to find out what happened to her son. She hires a private investigator to continue the search but discovers that Derek is having an affair with a younger woman... Read here.

Work and a lack of connection have torn apart the well-to-do suburbanites Marissa and Matthew Bishop's seemingly perfect relationship. Following her infidelity, Marissa is determined to salvage the relationship for the sake of their son. Then, they decide to seek the services of Avery Chambers, a therapist who 

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lost her professional license. Marissa's infidelity sets all three on a collision path because the deepest secrets are still buried, and it's not only a marriage in jeopardy. Read here.

Inspired by true events, this dark and irresistible book will shock you beyond comprehension. It's the story of a seemingly perfect couple, Katie and Jake Parker. Katie is a writer, while Jake is a first responder. Everything is great until Katie's book signings are interrupted by a stalker and pornographic films are 

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discovered on her computer. When she digs deeper, she discovers a web of deception and deceit that blows her mind. The stalker doesn't just want her life turned upside down; she also wants to kill her! Read here.

Jane, a broke dog-walker, finds herself in a wealthy gated community. Here, she meets recently widowed Eddie­ Rochester, and for a moment, it seems as if her life's about to change. But can she live up to the legend of Eddie's dead wife, Bea? Can she win Eddie's heart before her past—or his—catches up? This is

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one of those books like Gone Girl that you simply won't want to put down due to the plot twist and suspense! Read here.

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If you want to WATCH psychological thrillers about spouse betrayal:

Grace Fraser is living her dream life — she's a successful therapist, has a devoted spouse, and has a small son. However, everything changes instantly: a murder case, her husband goes missing, and in his place is nothing but a string of shocking disclosures. As a result of a rapidly growing tragedy, Grace is forced 

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to disassemble her old life and start over with a new one for herself and her son.
This is one of those books like Gone Girl, with so much suspense that it will keep you on the edge of your seat and begging for more.
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2. Behind Her Eyes 2021

This gripping psychological thriller follows Louise, a secretary and mother, as she begins a relationship with her psychiatrist boss while also making friends with his intriguing wife. It sounds predictable, but once you watch it, it answers the question — what is Anatomy of a Scandal about, and the many points of 

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view of different characters make it all the more compelling.

3. Sex/Life 2021

You'll absolutely love this one because it perfectly answers the question — what is Anatomy of a Scandal about? Billie Connelly, a woman, longs for the life she had before marrying Cooper Connelly and having children. After fantasizing and writing about it in her diary, she decides to take action and reconnects with her

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ex, Brad. The plot twists and turns so many times that you won't be able to stop clicking next to view the subsequent episode.

This show is set in the courtroom, just like Anatomy of a Scandal. Charged with murder is a South London male, a 20-year-old. It is clear that the evidence against him is overwhelming, but he has chosen not to allow one of the barristers to decide what is best for him but to tell his own story in his own 

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words. His story is remarkable because it is about a woman he loves who ended up in dangerous circumstances. To save her, he placed his life on the line.
The only thing that matters is whether or not you believe his story, and that's all that matters. Watch here.

Vic and Melinda, who are married, eventually realize that they no longer love each other, and Melinda goes on to have adulterous affairs. The fact that all of her partners vanish, however, causes suspicion to fall on Vic. The dangerous mind games in this show are like none other on this list and will set your mind 

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ablaze with unending theories. Watch here.

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If you want to LISTEN to psychological thrillers about spouse betrayal:

If you are looking for something to keep you company as you go through your morning routine or as you do house chores, this audiobook is perfect for you!
Eliza Curran appears to have it all — two healthy children, a lovely home, and a wealthy husband. She is, however, trapped in a suffocating marriage with a 

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domineering husband who is uninterested in her happiness. The arrival of a new renter dramatically disrupts her life. Dan Jones, who is sweet and knowledgeable, quickly warms up to the entire family. However, Dan's arrival threatens to upset Eliza's delicate world. One blunder may spell disaster for someone with as many secrets as Eliza. Listen here.

Never Ever Tell will engross you from beginning to end as it takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride like no other. Additionally, the narrator of this audiobook will have you immersed and hooked due to her storytelling abilities.
It's the story of a woman, Vanessa, who is forced to marry the man who 

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fathered her child. While the marriage is unhappy, Vanessa finds happiness in raising her son, Wren, until one fateful night when this changes — one night that her son refuses to speak of. Now Vanessa can't rest until she uncovers the secret that her son has been hiding from her. Listen here.

If you liked Anatomy of a Scandal, you'll love this interesting psychological thriller with a surprising twist. After learning of the death of one of her students, Alex, a woman arrives unannounced at her husband's workplace in need of a shoulder to cry on. She discovers, however, that her husband has been having an affair.

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While most women would be outraged and sue for divorce, she does the exact opposite. She returns home and tries to convince him that she is still the woman he married - beautiful, successful, and the glue that keeps their perfect family together. Things get interesting when the police show up at her house and ask her questions surrounding Alex's death – questions she can't answer. There's nothing quite like listening to this captivating story and letting your imagination take over. Listen here.

In this real-life story, Jenifer Faison is caught in the center of a marriage riddled with betrayal and dishonesty. When Jenifer and Spencer Herron reunite after a two-decade breakup, she believes she has married the man of her dreams. This quickly changes when Spencer is accused of raping one of his students and is 

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thrown in jail. Jenifer then discovers a dark, secret life her husband had lived throughout their marriage. By listening to this podcast, you can answer the question — what is Anatomy of a Scandal about if you are yet to watch this psychological thriller. Listen here.

Sarah Morgan's life is going exactly how she planned. She's a successful defense attorney who's just been named partner at her firm. However, the same cannot be said about her husband, Adam. He is a struggling writer who has had little success in his career. Because Sarah is always working, Adam begins to 

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tire and finds himself in a passionate affair with Kelly Summers. Everything, however, changes when Adam gets charged with Kelly's murder and Sarah, must defend her own husband. But is Adam guilty or innocent? Listening to this audiobook will definitely get your blood pumping! Listen here.

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An illustration of a broken heart, just like in Verity by Colleen Hoover when Lowen and Jeremy kill Verity and run off together
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