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Psychological Fiction Definition – What’s the best definition for the psychological genre? Books in the psychological fiction genre are made up of stories that place a large amount of emphasis on interior characterization, motives, circumstances, and action which come from external action. In the psychological genre the author doesn’t state what happens, but explains the motivations of the actions. Characterizations are more important in the psychological genre than in other genres; there is a lot of inner dialogue and flashbacks.

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psychological fiction definition book coverPsychological Fiction Definition – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the psychological fiction genre.

1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

2. Room by Emma Donoghue

3. Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson

4. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

5. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

6. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

7. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

8. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

9. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

10. Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

11. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

12. The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold

13. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

14. She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb

15. All is Vanity by Christina Schwarz

16. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

17. The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane

18. Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois

19. Night Film by Marisha Pessl

20. Always Watching by Chevy Stevens

21. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews

22. Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See by Juliann Garey

23. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

24. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

25. Dare Me by Megan Abbott

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Psychological Fiction Definition – Related Book Genres

* Detective Fiction Genre Definition

* Drama Genre Definition

* Fiction Definition

* Paranoid Fiction Genre

* Suspense Genre Definition

* Thriller Genre Definition

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