What is Supernatural Suspense?

Since I write supernatural suspense, I thought I’d start today with a definition.

“Paranormal or Supernatural thrillers bring in an otherworldly element, overlapping the ‘horror’ genre, though usually in a restrained fashion. Often the hero and/or villain has (or at least claims) some psychic ability. Umberto Eco’s novel Foucault’s Pendulum is fantastically complex, and touches upon many elements of European occultism.”

I found this definition interesting because it can include everything from shock pop Steven King to the more literary Umberto Eco.

If you’re interested in thrillers, here you’ll find the different suspense subgenres: Suspense

Now I’d like to know what you read and hope you’ll share your suggestions with others on the list.

The three writers who keep me turning pages at night are Steven King, Anne Rice, and Clive Barker (the darkest of the three and not for the squeamish).

Which authors can’t you put down? Who makes you stay up late just to get one more chapter read?

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