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The 20 Best Suspense Novels

Suspense novels create a sense of anticipation and excitement in the reader. They are characterized by high stakes, danger, and uncertainty. The novels often feature a protagonist who is faced with a difficult or dangerous situation, and the reader is left wondering what will happen next.

Evelyn Waugh Books, In Order

English novelist, Evelyn Waugh, is celebrated for his sharp wit, insightful social commentary, and masterful storytelling. His novels, spanning a range of genres from satire to tragedy, offer a profound exploration of the human condition, particularly the complexities of class, faith, and love amidst the turbulence of the 20th century.

J. M. Coatzee Books, In Order

J.M. Coetzee’s early novels, such as Waiting for the Barbarians and Life & Times of Michael K, delve into the moral ambiguities of colonialism and apartheid in South Africa. He examines the ways in which power structures can dehumanize and oppress, challenging readers to confront their own complicity in systems of injustice.