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

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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

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In Her Bones by Kate Moretti

September 5, 2018

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Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia

September 5, 2018

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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

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The Replacement Wife by Britney King

September 3, 2018

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Wired Fear by Toby Neal

September 3, 2018

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The Other Sister by Sarah Zettel

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Jealousy by Nancy Bush

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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

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The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

August 27, 2018

My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me:
1. I’m in a coma.
2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore.
3. Sometimes I li...
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

August 26, 2018

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW In 1998, Maryanne Doyle disappeared and Dad knew something about it?
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Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

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The Truth Lies Here by Lindsey Klingele

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Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

August 22, 2018

She can’t see the killer
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Before Her Eyes by Jack Jordan

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What if trying to protect your child only put them in danger? Natalie is desperate to find her little boy. It has been more than three years since she...
Keep You Safe by Rona Halsall

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When a tragic accident turns out to be murder, Lady Katherine finds herself embroiled in an investigation tainted by lies and deception. With conflict...
Murder at the Ice Ball by Leighann Dobbs

August 16, 2018

In the new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Mary DiNunzio’s ruthless nemesis Nick Machiavelli is back…with a vengeance...
Feared by Lisa Scottoline

August 15, 2018