Thriller / Suspense

Like the mystery genre, thrillers also cover a lot of ground. They are fast-paced books, full of action and adventure, and an often complicated plot, where the main character does not know whom to trust. They also contain elements of other genres, primarily mystery, suspense, and adventure. Usually, thrillers focus on a particular profession, immersing the reader in the details and language of that world. The storyline in thrillers revolves around something bad that happens in a particular profession; often someone trying to gain more power through dangerous, illegal or immoral means, which the protagonist must then stop. The hero also often has his own moral code; think James Bond. Thrillers usually have a number of plot twists and turns, and are compelling and engrossing reads.

 

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