The Thrillers and Suspense genres focus on the sort of action and impending disaster that creates tension and anticipation. In thrillers, the reader will often know the villain and the story will center around a protagonist's fight to overcome obstacles and save the day. Suspense has similar themes, though the core tone is designed to build suspense as you turn each page. Readers enjoy thrillers and suspense for their fast-paced storylines, dramatic scenes, and tightly-written chapters that entice readers to keep going in order to find out what happens next.
In addition to thrillers and suspense, adventure stories hold much of the same appeal. With excitement and movie-like scenes, a protagonist goes on an epic adventure full of danger and excitement in order to save the day.
-Lisa, Reader Services Department