A subgenre of Thriller, Psychological Thrillers also focus on giving thrills to the audience. However, they focus on the characters and their psyches rather than the plot and action. It will often heavily overlap with the Mystery genre.
Philosophical and ethical issues are often explored in Psychological Thrillers. Common narrative devices used to facilitate the exploration of the characters' psyches are Backstory, first person narrative, and Stream of Consciousness.
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