Suspense

Suspense is a feeling of uncertainty and anxiety about the outcome of certain actions, most often referring to an audience's perceptions in a dramatic work. Suspense is not exclusive to fiction, though. Suspense may operate in any situation where there is a lead up to a big event or dramatic moment, with tension being a primary emotion felt as part of the situation. In the kind of suspense described by film director Alfred Hitchcock, an audience experiences suspense when they expect something bad to happen and have (or believe they have) a superior perspective on events in the drama's hierarchy of knowledge, yet they are powerless to intervene to prevent it from happening. In broader definitions of suspense, this emotion arises when someone is aware of his lack of knowledge about the development of a meaningful event; thus, suspense is a combination of anticipation and uncertainty dealing with the obscurity of the future. In terms of narrative expectations, it may be contrasted with mystery or curiosity and surprise.

Suspense

A psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat Nine hours and eleven minutes …
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The Fake Date by Lynda Stacey

September 24, 2018

“I seen a kid killed…He strangled it, up by the horse.” When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his...
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

September 18, 2018

A HILARIOUS cozy mystery from the New York Times bestselling author Addison Moore My name is Lottie Lemon and I see dead people.Okay, so I rarely see ...
Cutie Pies and Deadly Lies by Addison Moore

September 18, 2018

Twelve years ago, Eve Dallas was just a rookie NY cop when her instincts led her to the apartment of Isaac McQueen, a man she discovered to be a sick ...
New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb

September 15, 2018

Ruby Bozarth, a newcomer to Rosedale, Mississippi, is also fresh to the Mississippi Bar–and to the docket of Circuit Judge Baylor, who taps Ruby as de...
Juror #3 by James Patterson

September 12, 2018

NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas must discover who’s preying on those who cater to the rich and famous in the new novel by #1 New York Times bestselling au...
Indulgence in Death by J.D. Robb

September 9, 2018

A double life with a single purpose: revenge. Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pret...
Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone

September 7, 2018

Lisa lives for her daughter Ava, her job, and her best friend Marilyn, but when a handsome client shows an interest in her, Lisa starts daydreaming ab...
Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

September 5, 2018

In this riveting domestic suspense debut, a woman’s life shatters when she meets a girl she believes is the daughter she lost years ago–and she finds ...
Tell Me You’re Mine by Elisabeth Norebäck

September 5, 2018

In the final volume of The Hundredth Queen Series, Kalinda will risk everything to save the man she loves. Kalinda has brought peace to the Tarachand ...
The Warrior Queen by Emily R. King

September 5, 2018

A woman is forced to question her own identity in this riveting and emotionally charged thriller by the blockbuster bestselling author of The Good Gir...
When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica

September 5, 2018

Fifteen years ago, Lilith Wade was arrested for the brutal murder of six women. After a death row conviction, media frenzy, and the release of an unau...
In Her Bones by Kate Moretti

September 5, 2018

There is a place in Minnesota with hundreds of miles of glacial lakes and untouched forests called the Boundary Waters. Ten years ago a man and his so...
Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia

September 5, 2018

When her FBI agent father is framed for murder, Kylene is forced to move in with her grandfather, back to the small town that turned its back on her, ...
Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch

September 4, 2018

Lieutenant Eve Dallas puzzles over a bizarre suicide bombing in a Wall St. office building in the latest in the #1 New York Times bestselling series… ...
Leverage in Death by J.D. Robb

September 4, 2018

Widower Tom Anderson is a savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Problem is, one is a lonely number. Thankfully, he solved for X by findin...
The Replacement Wife by Britney King

September 3, 2018

Paradise is haunted by betrayal. What if you discovered that those closest to you were not who they seemed? Tech sleuth Sophie Ang, her lovable dog Gi...
Wired Fear by Toby Neal

September 3, 2018

Two sisters. One murder plan. Geraldine Monroe is the bad sister. Reckless and troubled, she ran away shortly after the mysterious death of their moth...
The Other Sister by Sarah Zettel

August 29, 2018

HATRED LEADS TO OBSESSION . . . It’s taken time for the plan to unfold, years spent waiting, watching, hating. . . . And after the first victim, the k...
Jealousy by Nancy Bush

August 29, 2018

The follow-up to her critically acclaimed Lie to Me, J.T. Ellison’s Tear Me Apart is the powerful story of a mother willing to do anything to protect ...
Tear Me Apart by J.T. Ellison

August 28, 2018