1. U.G. Ridley

    U.G. Ridley I'm a wizard, Hagrid

    Jun 21, 2016
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    Any thriller novels that show how to do tension well?

    Discussion in 'Discussion of Published Works' started by U.G. Ridley, Jul 5, 2016.

    Particularly one that includes one or more psychopaths, please:D

    I'm writing a thriller/horror, whatever it winds up being classified as, and I really want to figure out how to do tension well, especially when the bad guy is a psychopath that the MC finds themselves alone with.
  2. peachalulu

    peachalulu Member Reviewer Contributor

    May 20, 2012
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    occasionally Oz , mainly Canada
    Intensity by Dean Kootz.
    He's good with suspense. He can build and build the scene and leave you ( as the mc ) trapped under a bed as a serial killer stalks the house and then digress and really draw it out. He guilds the lily occasionally but I found Intensity to be his best work.
    For horror -
    Richard Laymon. He does suspense well but he can be kinda gory so he's not for everyone.
    Joy Fielding. She has good suspense in her novels one I think, I can't remember the title, was about a young woman dragged along on a road trip with a psychopath.
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