It has all the elements necessary for drama, controversy, and suspense.
Stephen King called Peter Abrahams "my favorite American suspense novelist."
But those two identifications are still subjects of debate, a problem that adds to the suspense now mounting at Amphipolis.
The suspense was only over who would kill it: Obama or the Democrats.
The suspense of not only who, but when the cardinals would be named added to the palpable excitement.
I waited on tenterhooks; then I could bear the suspense no longer.'
Clif thought that his hair would turn white from the suspense.
All that dreadful scene, all those moments of suspense too terrible even to be borne, they returned to her memory.
Write, if it is only to say that you are done with me forever, for suspense is killing.
In an agony of suspense they got the four men into the boats, eagerly asking where the others were, and in what state.
c.1400, "not being executed, unfulfilled" (of legal matters), from Anglo-French suspens (in en suspens "in abeyance," c.1300), from Old French suspens "act of suspending," from Latin suspensus, past participle of suspendere (see suspend). Meaning "state of mental uncertainty" (mid-15c.) is from legal meaning of "not rendered, not paid, not carried out" (e.g. suspended sentence). As a genre of novels, stories, etc., attested from 1952.