Thriller (or Suspense) books put a character (usually the MC) in jeopardy. This genre generally includes cliffhangers, escape, shocking twists, and more. The threat to the MC can be physical or psychological.

There are some subgenres of thrillers including Psychological Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Spy Thrillers, Techno Thrillers, and Historical Thrillers.

Some examples of Thriller books include Gone Girl, Home Before Dark, and The Push.