Psychos, sociopaths, and murderers are all the rage in pop culture right now. From twisted yet lovable protagonists in shows like The End of the F***ing World to that walking red flag known as Joe (or “Will”) in the novel (and TV adaptation) You, there’s just something about these untrustworthy characters that we can’t quit. Perhaps we’re simply drawn to the different perspective we get by glimpsing these dark minds, which are so unlike our own. Or maybe our fascination with murder, even the fictional kind, speaks to something a little too real inside of us…? Kidding. We all know we’re just in it for the thrill!
So if you’re ready to take the plunge, meet 5 obsessive characters sure to send you deeper into a thriller-fueled reading spiral.