Big Little Lies and Little Fires Everywhere Season 2: 15 Amazing Psychological Thriller Books, Movies, TV Shows, and Podcasts You’ll Love

Are you a fan of psychological thriller books, movies, TV shows, and podcasts? If so, you're in for a treat!

There's nothing quite like a good friendship drama to keep you on the edge of your seat, and these two shows have it in spades. Big Little Lies follows the lives of a group of mothers in Monterey, California, while Little Fires Everywhere tells the story of two mothers in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Both shows are full of secrets, lies, and betrayal and will keep you guessing until the very end. 

So if you're looking for your next big psychological thriller fix while you wait for the release of Big Little Lies season 3 and Little Fires Everywhere season 2, be sure to check out these recommendations. You won't be disappointed!


If You Want to READ Psychological Thrillers About Friendship Drama:

This thriller is a fast-paced and suspenseful read that keeps you guessing until the end. It's the perfect read for fans waiting for the release of Little Fires Everywhere season 2, as it explores the dynamics of friendship, revenge, and murder. Luke Praed, a wealthy student from Wausau High School's 1970 

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graduating class, invites 10 of his former classmates to a reunion at his lakeside Wisconsin home. As the friends catch up and reminisce, long-held grudges and secrets begin to surface, leading to a dramatic conclusion that will forever change their lives. The characters are well-developed, and the plot is twisty, making for a page-turner of a read. Read here.

 

This deliciously suspenseful novel is a gripping tale of greed, murder, golf, history, and, most of all, friendship, set in Yonkers, New York, over seven decades. To celebrate their recent financial success, longtime pals Barney and Tuck leave their jobs to play golf daily. However, when a number of their friends 

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die, their senses tell them there may be a connection. Will they be able to solve the mystery, or will they be sucked deeper and deeper into a web of greed, betrayal, and murder? With so many intricacies and loose ends, Very Bad Lies is a page-turner that will keep you hooked until the very end. Read here.

Philomena, an ambitious Metropolitan Police officer in London, and Tempe, a domestic abuse survivor, form a fragile bond in this gripping psychological thriller.When Philomena rescues Tempe from her abuser, Goodall, the two women quickly realize their lives are in danger. Philomena also realizes that 

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something doesn't seem right about the stories that Tempe recounts. Will their unlikely friendship survive the secrets Tempe is hiding? We guarantee that you will love this novel for its exploration of the human psyche while you wait for Big Little Lies season 3 to be released. Read here.

The Girls Are All So Nice Here is yet another book on our list that will make your wait for the release of Big Little Lies season 3 a bit more bearable. In this terrifying psychological thriller about ambition, toxic relationships, and lethal desire, two former best friends return to their college reunion. Things quickly 

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take a turn for the worst when they realize that they're being circled by someone who wants retribution for what they did 10 years earlier—and will stop at nothing to get it. Read here.

If you can’t wait for Little Fires Everywhere season 2 to be released, this book should keep you company until then. It's a psychological thriller about two friends from different worlds pursuing the same thing. This remarkable tale moves between the hills of Thailand and San Francisco, tracing the journey of two 

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trafficked women, Claire and Suda, seeking healing and hope. Across the Deep is a memorable, enticing, and exciting tale about friendship, the tenacity of the human spirit, stolen lives, and unwavering faith in the future.  Read here.

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If You Want to WATCH Psychological Thrillers Like Big Little Lies:

 This show has all the makings of a great psychological thriller: exciting characters with dark pasts, a slow-burning mystery, and plenty of twists and turns. Tell Me Your Secrets follows the lives of Emma Hall, Mary Barlow, and John Tyler, who have complicated pasts that later join together in the season.

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finale. You'll have more questions than answers like Big Little Lies after watching this series. But that's what makes it so addicting. You'll be dying to know what happens next and who these characters really are. Watch here.

2. Nine Perfect Strangers

Nine city strangers gather for a 10-day holiday at Tranquillum House, a health and wellness resort in the fictitious town of Cabrillo, California, which purports to transform and heal its guests. The resort is not what it appears to be, and the guests are about to learn numerous secrets about each other and the facility's

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host. This psychological thriller will keep you up at night long after watching it because of its many plot twists and how the individual characters are portrayed.  

This psychological thriller follows the unlikely friendship of four women from different social statuses when a $16 million necklace is stolen. Drama and tension are high from the get-go as the women try to find out who stole the necklace and why. Along the way, secrets are revealed, and the plot to steal the 

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necklace is gradually uncovered. This show is the perfect thriller fix while you wait for Big Little Lies season 3 to be released.

The Pact is yet another show that explores the dark side of friendship. This time, the focus is on a group of women who swear to keep the details of a harrowing night under wraps. They may be unable to keep their mouths shut long, as police are determined to find the truth about what happened and who was responsible.

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Will this pact be broken, or will one of these women come clean? Find out in this psychological thriller! Watch here.

5. The Sister

Packed with tension, twists, and turns, The Sister follows a devoted married man whose life is perfect until a ghost from his past shows up on his doorstep. The “ghost” carries surprising news about a crime they both committed many years ago. It’s a story of dark secrets that will keep you hooked, much like Big Little 

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Lies.

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If You Want to LISTEN to Psychological Thrillers Like Little Fires Everywhere:

Like Little Fires Everywhere, the A Deadly Friendship podcast demonstrates how a friendship can turn sour and how the people we trust can become our worst enemies. The podcast follows the story of two best friends, Jimella Tunstall and Tiffany Hall, who met in the late 1980s just as they started kindergarten. The 

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girls stayed close over the years until tragedy struck in 2006, killing one of them.
Was jealousy the cause of the death? Find out in this suspense-filled podcast! Listen here.

2. Mean Girls Series: The Murder of Shanda Sharer

This podcast tells the chilling story of how a 12-year-old girl, Shanda Sharer, was brutally murdered by people she considered friends, all in the name of jealousy.
Sharer was enticed from her father’s house by four teenage girls, after which they tormented her for hours before burning her alive. You will love this podcast 

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if you enjoyed watching Little Fires Everywhere, and the narrators, Jill and Dick, do an exemplary job of examining the story.

This podcast is gripping, complex, and full of suspense — just the thriller fix you need as you wait for Little Fires Everywhere season 2. One of Vancouver's wealthiest communities witnesses the horrible murder of a quiet 41-year-old mother. As detectives work to solve the murder, it turns out that the woman died 

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for keeping a secret — one that turned out to be fatal. Listen here.

Kuper Island is an eight-part podcast about adolescent friendship, lies, peer pressure, and secrets.  When four teenagers attended one of Canada's most infamous residential schools, one of them ended up dead. Years later, unsolved deaths, abuse, and lies plague the community and survivors of the school.

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Riddled by guilt over a friend's death in her 20s, Maddie can’t help but wonder if she could have prevented it. Her wish suddenly comes true when, one morning, she wakes up as a 26-year-old in a completely different life. Will Maddie choose to take on another direction in hopes of saving her friend or risk never seeing her

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family again? We guarantee that listening to Maddie’s unbelievable story will make you feel like you’re taking a trip to another world. Listen here.

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