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 chilling thriller of serial murder and dark secrets that will leave you wondering, is the past really in the past? Three Chicago women have been fou...
A Killer’s Mind by Mike Omer

August 13, 2018

Could your dream home be your worst nightmare? After what happened in London, Kirsty needs a fresh start with her family.
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Do Not Disturb by Claire Douglas

August 12, 2018

One moment of carelessness. Four shattered lives. Psychological suspense that explores a labyrinth of lies, manipulation and revenge. Perfect for fans...
The Pupil by Dawn Goodwin

August 11, 2018

Emotionally guarded Daphne Amos always believed she’d found a kindred spirit in her fiancé, Heath. Both very private people, they’ve kept their pasts ...
Every Single Secret by Emily Carpenter

August 9, 2018

In this dark psychological thriller, a wealthy husband turns up dead, and his abused wife is charged with the crime. She calls Riley for help—and yet ...
Once Trapped by Blake Pierce

August 9, 2018

They wake on a deserted island. Fiona and Miles, high school enemies now stranded together. No memory of how they got there. No plan to follow, no hop...
Echoes by Alice Reeds

August 9, 2018

Valentine has spent years trying to outrun her mother’s legacy. But small towns have long memories, and when a new string of murders occurs, all signs...
Girl at the Grave by Teri Bailey Black

August 8, 2018

In the exhilarating new adventure from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods, Teddy Fay races to stop a scheme of extortion and a hostile ...
The Money Shot by Stuart Woods

August 8, 2018

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#Murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil (ePUB, PDF, Downloads)‎

August 7, 2018

When Captain Kellen Adams receives a job offer that sounds too good to be true, she finds herself balanced between fascination and fear. All she has t...
Hard to Kill by Christina Dodd

August 3, 2018

There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook. First there was the car accident—two girls gone after hitting a tree on a rainy night. Not l...
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

August 2, 2018

“I could be dead tomorrow. Or something worse than dead.” Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she’s breathing, she’ll n...
The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz

August 2, 2018

North Korea, increasingly isolated from most of the rest of the world, is led by an absolute dictator and a madman with a major goal―he’s determined t...
Bloody Sunday by Ben Coes

August 1, 2018

With unparalleled suspense and her trademark explosive twists, #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter delves into the terrifying mind ...
Paradox by Catherine Coulter

July 31, 2018

The New York Times bestselling author of No Time for Goodbye returns with a haunting psychological thriller that blends the twists and turns of Gillia...
A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay

July 28, 2018

PI Jessie Cole is about to discover that there’s no revenge too wicked as New York Times bestselling author T.R. Ragan’s gripping series continues. Wh...
Deadly Recall by T.R. Ragan

July 27, 2018

Even the deepest buried secrets can find their way to the surface… Moments before she dies, Nicola’s grandmother Betty whispers to her that there are ...
The Last Thing She Told Me by Linda Green

July 27, 2018

We can’t choose the strangers we meet. As the guests arrive at beautiful, remote Mitchell’s Inn, they’re all looking forward to a relaxing weekend dee...
An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

July 27, 2018

Round and round we go… Carlotta Wren is still reeling over her parents’ return after a ten-year absence. After putting her life on hold for so long, s...
9 Bodies Rolling by Stephanie Bond

July 26, 2018

Single mother Maisey Addington has always fallen short of her own mother’s expectations—never married, a bit adrift, wasting her high IQ on dead-end j...
Whisper Me This by Kerry Anne King

July 26, 2018