Find the Best Suspense Books at ThriftBooks
Love to read on the beach? On your front porch? Just before bed (if you dare)? You can always count on suspense books for shocking twists, fascinating intrigue, and nail-biting turns of events.
Suspense is a category of books that includes thrillers, mysteries, and some horror, too. The golden feature of this type of novel is the exhilarating build-up of suspense throughout the story.
One of the best things about suspense thriller novels is that once you start reading one, you don’t want to put it down! Heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat reading is what the best suspense books are all about.
A sense of impending doom is a staple of these books because the reader is aware of things that characters within the story are not. This creates a deep sense of anticipation (mixed in with a little anxiety) that keeps the reader going as they read in search of a resolution.
The Best Suspense Thriller Books
Did you know that there are five different types of suspense? They are:
- Narrative or long-term suspense
- Short-term suspense
- Horrific suspense
- Comedic/romantic suspense
- Mysterious suspense
Long-term and short-term suspense don’t refer to the length of books. Instead, these terms describe the kind of tension that is built.
Why do so many readers love good suspense books? People love the excitement that is created throughout well-written suspense novels. Suspense builds up to the pinnacle of any story, and it allows the readers to invest in the lives of the characters within.
Interested in a suspenseful romance? Try Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Looking for a young mystery series? Try the Theodore Boone Series by John Grisham. Time for a thrilling detective novel? Add The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin to your cart.
In addition to suspense novels, we also have everything from children’s books, cookbooks, and inspirational/spiritual novels to thrillers, romance, educational, mystery books, and much more.
Why Shop for Suspense Novels with ThriftBooks?
ThriftBooks is the world’s largest independent online used book seller, and we have an inventory of more than 13 million books on hand, ready to be sent to our customers. We ship all over the globe; orders over $15 even ship free within the United States.
We sell new and used books, used and new DVDs, new CDs and vinyl, and new video games.
Unbeatable Prices and Selection of Suspense Titles
Our books are all accurately graded and priced accordingly. While much of our inventory is previously read, we also have brand-new books, collector’s items, rare books, and special editions.
Earn Rewards Toward Free Suspense Books
With our ReadingRewards program, every purchase earns you points. When you earn 500 points, you get a free book! It’s our way of thanking you for your love of reading.
Phenomenal Customer Service
Our mission is to provide our customers around the world with the best used and new suspense books at prices that are affordable. We exist to cultivate curiosity, deliver value, and empower people through improved accessibility to the greatest novels of all time.
We believe we have a social responsibility to the reading community. We partner with libraries and nonprofits, recycle millions of pounds of books each year, and routinely support charity partners.
Pick up some good suspense books today and become enthralled in a new adventure with every one you read!