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Suspense Genre Definition – What’s the best definition for suspense genre? Books in the suspense genre are made up of stories that stimulate pleasurable fascination and excitement, mixed with apprehension, in the reader. In the Suspense Genre anxiety developed from an unpredictable mystery keeps the reader on the edge of their seat, hooked into finding out what will happen next. Often the reader expects something to happen and believes they have a superior perspective (knowing something bad is going to happen to the main character, which the character is yet unaware of), but can’t help their fascination in the upcoming actions.

Although suspense is a genre in and of itself, elements of suspense can be found in other genres.

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suspense genre definition book coverSuspense Genre Definition – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the suspense fiction genre.

1. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

2. Black Order by James Rollins

3. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

5. Gone Missing by Linda Castillo

6. Hold Tight by Harlan Coben

7. Inferno by Dan Brown

8. Killing Floor by Lee Child

9. Map of Bones by James Rollins

10. Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo

11. The Appeal by John Grisham

12. The Associate by John Grisham

13. The Client by John Grisham

14. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

15. The Devil Colony by James Rollins

16. The Doomsday Key by James Rollins

17. The Firm by John Grisham

18. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

19. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

20. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

21. The Judas Strain by James Rollins

22. The Last Oracle by James Rollins

23. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

24. The Tehran Initiative by Joel C. Rosenberg

25. The Woods by Harlan Coben

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Suspense Genre Definition – Related Book Genres

* Crime Fiction Genre

* Dark Fantasy Fiction Genre

* Espionage Fiction Genre

* Fantasy Fiction Definition

* Horror Genre Definition

* Thriller Genre Definition

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