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If you like morally grey characters who are sociopaths and serial killers who fall in love, then you are in the right niche. This list features nineteen books similar to The Risk (Mindf*ck series) by S.T. Abby.
The Mindf*ck series features a female serial killer who kills those who did wrong to her. She happens to fall in love with the FBI profiler, who is hoping to catch her.
Books Like The Risk (Mindf*ck series) by S.T. Abby l Serial Killer Romance Trope
About the Mindf*ck Series by S.T. Abby
The Mindf*ck series by S.T. Abby comprises five 100 pages novellas. Each book ends with a cliffhanger, so you will continue downloading the following books to know what happens next. Here is a list of the books in the series:
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They took too much.
Left too little.
I had nothing to lose…until him.
I didn’t expect him.
I didn’t want to fall in love.
But I can’t let him go.
Logan Bennett makes the world a safer place.
He’s a hero.
He locks away the sick and depraved.
But while he’s saving lives, I’m taking them. Collecting the debts that are owed to me.
Ten years ago, they took me from me. They left me for dead.
They should have made sure I stayed dead.
Now I’m taking from them.
One name at a time.
I’ve trained for too long.
I’ve been patient.
I can’t stop now.
Revenge is best served cold…
They never see me coming until I paint their walls red.
Logan doesn’t know how they hurt me. He doesn’t know about the screams they ignored. He doesn’t know how twisted that town is.
He just knows people are dying.
He doesn’t know he’s in love with their killer.
No one suspects a dead girl.
And Logan doesn’t suspect the girl in his bed.
They’re looking for a monster.
Not a girl who loves red.
Not a girl in love.
I’m a faceless nightmare.
At least until I tell them the story, they’ve pretended it never happened.
But in the end, will Logan choose them? Or will we watch them burn together?
The Mindf*ck series features an array of content warnings. There are violent, gruesome murders, gang rape, sexual assault, and other content warnings. This book is dark. Take care of yourself reading this series.
he Necessary Evils series features seven brothers, who all are psychopaths. They were raised by a brilliant billionaire to right the wrongs of a justice system that keeps failing. Each book follows a different couple. This series is M/M romance.
Adam Mulvaney lives a double life. By day, he’s the spoiled youngest son of an eccentric billionaire. By night, he’s an unrepentant killer, one of seven psychopaths raised to right the wrongs of a justice system that keeps failing.
Noah Holt has spent years dreaming of vengeance for his father’s death, but when faced with his killer, he learns a daunting truth he can’t escape. His father was a monster.
Unable to ignore his surfacing memories, Noah begins a quest to find the truth about his childhood with the help of an unlikely ally: the person who murdered his father. Since their confrontation, Adam has been obsessed with Noah and wants to help him uncover the answers he seeks, however dark they may be.
The two share a mutual attraction, but Noah knows Adam’s not like other boys. Adam can’t love. He wasn’t born that way. But he refuses to let Noah go, and Noah’s not sure he wants him to.
Can Adam prove to Noah that passion, power, and protection are just as good as love?
Unhinged is a fast-paced roller coaster ride of a romance with a HEA and no cliffhangers. It features a dirty-talking, possessive psychopath and a sweet cinnamon roll of a boy with Daddy issues and a core of steel. There’s gratuitous violence, very dark humor, enough steam to fog up a hundred car windows, and something much like love.
The Necessary Evils series consist of seven-book series. Here is a list of the books in the series;
The Sinners Duet features two sociopaths, serial killers, competing against one another. They find one target, and one serial killer will do anything to protect his partner. This series is dark.
Content Warnings include gruesome, violent murder, kidnapping, and stalking.
I loathe Alastor Shaw.
The city of San Francisco thinks we’re rival artists.
In truth, we’re predators battling for a hunting ground.
We never chased the same prey. Until the night we both laid eyes on Mara Eldritch.
Shaw wants to use her as a pawn in his twisted game.
I’m fixated on her for a different reason…
She makes me feel things I never thought I could feel. Want things I never wanted.
Only she can make me lose control.
I don’t know if I should protect her at all costs… or destroy her before she ruins me.
Mara knows I’m no saint. But she has no idea she’s dancing with the devil…
There Are No Saints by Sophie Lark does end on a cliffhanger. The next book in the series is There is No Devil by Sophie Lark.
A double life with a single purpose: revenge.
Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, is unremarkably pretty in her floral-print dresses and is extra efficient at her low-level job. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepworth likes—meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane is, least of all Steven.
But plain Jane is hiding something. And Steven’s bringing out the worst in her.
Nothing can distract Jane from going straight for his heart: sedating herself into Steven’s bed, insinuating herself into his career and his family, and exposing all his dirty secrets. It’s time for Jane to dig out everything that matters to Steven. So she can take it all away.
Just as he did to her.
Jane Doe is part of a two-book series. The second book in the series is Problem Child by Victoria Helen Stone.
This book is available on Kindle Unlimited
She’d better run…
When I fell for Dario Volpe, I thought he was Prince Charming, and I was the luckiest girl alive. He didn’t care about my past. The talk. The stain on my family’s reputation.
Then he saw something I never wanted anyone to see.
He cares now.
This isn’t a breakup, it’s a warning shot, and if I want to get out of this bad romance alive, I have to run and never look back.
Dario Volpe is no storybook hero. He’s a psychopath, and he can’t decide—kiss me? Or kill me?
I’m the man behind the curtain, the power behind the throne. I could have killed her, and no one would have blinked. Posy Santoro isn’t precisely a mafia princess.
No one sees her as clearly as I can—the perfect mind in the tight dress hidden by that knockout body.
I made a mistake, running her off, but now I get to play one of my favorite games.
Posy can run, but she isn’t made to be free. She’s made for me. And when I catch her? Game over.
Run Posy Run is a standalone mafia romance with dark elements featuring a sociopath as the main character.
In a world ruled by Syndicates, one has to be driven to succeed and ruthless to survive. Does Hannah Pryde have what it takes to dominate the world in this thrilling series?
Syndicates is an alternative history thriller filled with graphic scenes of violence and sex and is recommended for ages 18 and up.
n a world run by Syndicates, one has to be driven to succeed.
According to her father, Hannah Pryde is destined to rule the world. On her eighteenth birthday in October 1936, she is sold into marriage to the Yakuza oyabun of an allied Japanese Syndicate Unwilling to submit to her father’s will, she takes a chance and runs away. Sneaking out of her bedroom window, she falls on top of a young businessman named James, who helps her flee her destiny, only to fail. She is captured by her father’s men and brought back home, where she will marry the man her father sold her to.
When her marriage is sealed, her father gifts her his Syndicate to run as her own. With this, she begins her journey to the top in the cutthroat world of Syndicates. Trials, threats, and attempts on her life plague Hannah’s life as a new oyabun.
You have to be driven to succeed in a world run by Syndicates. Does Hannah have this drive?
The Syndicates is a two-book series. The second book in the series Ruthless by Jennifer Tirrell.
Trisha Wolfe comes with her most dark and dangerous psychological thriller that readers say is: “deliciously twisted.”
He challenged her sanity.
She shattered his reality.
They dared each other…to the brink of madness.
A dark and twisted maze awaits criminal psychologist London Noble when she falls for her patient, convicted serial killer Grayson Pierce Sullivan. As she unravels the traps, her sanity tested with each game, she’s forced to acknowledge the true evil in the world around her.
*Confined spaces. Serial killers.
The Darkly, Madly duet is a two-book series. The next book in the series is Born, Madly by Trisha Wolfe.
That’s not the first thing you’d think when you meet Bria Brooks.
She’s reserved. Polite. She is charming when she wants to be. But delve a little deeper. She’s cunning. Brilliant. Ruthless. Bria Brooks is not just a black sheep. She’s a wolf. And she has her heart set on a very elusive prize.
The trouble is, she’s not the only one.
Dr. Elijah Kaplan is also on the hunt for the enigmatic leader of the Legio Agni cult. Caron Berger is a phantom, and Eli is keen on catching the ghost. He doesn’t need a beautiful and brutal doctoral student haunting his steps. Especially not one who seems so breakable, or who tempts him to bend every rule until it snaps, or who calls to each of his darkest desires. No. He does not need that. At all.
When the pursuit of their elusive prey pulls these two hunters together, they find their demons might not be so different. But just like bodies in a bog, secrets have a way of surfacing, and the ones that Bria and Eli keep are the deadliest kind.
As they draw closer to capturing their prize, can Bria and Eli harness their beasts before they destroy one another? Or will they learn that it’s not what you’ll do to win that matters; it’s what you’re willing to leave behind?
Content Warnings courtesy of the author Brynne Weaver include but are not limited to:
Religious trauma, drug abuse, parental neglect, physical and emotional abuse, intended marriage with a minor, violence, murder, and torture.
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