SUSPENSE / THRILLER
The Suspense / Thriller genre is meant to induce strong feelings of excitement, anxiety, tension and a bit of fear. Its purpose is to thrill the reader much like a rollercoaster ride at an amusement park. The three main types of Thrillers are: 1) Psychological - characters who have serious personal mental issues that lead to conflict with others, 2) Crime - the main character is fighting for justice against things like murder, kidnapping, robbery, drugs, etc., and 3) Mystery - begins with problem, situation, crisis that needs to be solved with dire consequences if not. Tension and suspense increase the closer the reader gets to learning the answer to the mystery.