Suspense Quotes

Quotes tagged as "suspense" (showing 61-90 of 916)
C.S. Lewis
“There is nothing like suspense and anxiety for barricading a human's mind against the Enemy. He wants men to be concerned with what they do; our business is to keep them thinking about what will happen to them.”
C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

Tom  Barry
“A hard man is nice to find”
Tom Barry, When the Siren Calls

Dee Henderson
“She wasn't a cowardIf she were she would have retreated back into her shell years before and pulled back entirely from life. She was a fighter. Life knocked her down, and she coped by getting up and moving on.”
Dee Henderson, Danger in the Shadows

John Connolly
“Why did you shoot him?"
"You weren't around," I replied, my teeth gritted in pain. "If you'd been here I'd have shot you instead.”
John Connolly, Every Dead Thing

Gwenn Wright
“She says it is a school for bluestockings which, according to her, is really only a fashionable way of saying it is a school for ugly girls who cannot find suitable husbands. To tease her, for I believe it is one of his greatest pleasures in this life, my father bought a pair of blue silk stockings for me the day we received my letter of acceptance. That evening and the next, father and I dined alone.”
Gwenn Wright, The BlueStocking Girl

R.J. Peters
“The northern star changes its position every ten thousand years, but friendships can last for all eternity.
— RJPeters”
R.J. Peters, Waldon House

Arthur Symons
“Vaguely conscious of that great suspense in which we live, we find our escape from its sterile, annihilating reality in many dreams, in religion, passion, art.”
Arthur Symons, The Symbolist Movement in Literature

“There was an infinitesimal pause while he watched her face, as though he half expected her to recognise it, before he went on, 'My friends call me Thorn,' and gave her a smile of such devastating charm that she blinked.

Her hand clasped in his, her senses zinging from his touch and that stunning smile, she stared into his dark, handsome face until, realising that she was gawking at him like some overgrown schoolgirl, she withdrew her hand and asked quickly, 'What do your enemies call you?”
Lee Wilkinson, Ruthless!

V. Alexander
“Either you're going to shoot us or you're not. The ball always lands on red or black, never both.”
V. Alexander

Nike N. Chillemi
“I like to write literature that reads like pulp fiction.”
Nike N. Chillemi

Gwenn Wright
“Oil and Water, Daddy calls us. At four years younger than me, Katie is only fourteen and she already has half the boys in town eating from her pretty little hand. She tells me I am too tall and too wicked looking to capture the heart of any sensible young man.”
Gwenn Wright, The BlueStocking Girl

Gwenn Wright
“Katherine stared intently at the cold, hard steel. She knew it would be loaded and that, if need be, there was extra ammunition in the back of the drawer. She would not be one of those girls, the ones who sit idly by and wait for the answers to come to them.”
Gwenn Wright, Filter

Barbara Hambly
“Then someone within closed the door, shutting Norah out into the howling dust of the night. The clouds parted briefly to reveal the full moon's cold eye, then closed again. Wind seared over the pavilion's double roof, its voice rising to a shriek. Distantly, among the maze of walls, came the frenzied barking of hundreds of tiny dogs. As she drifted towards wakefulness, Norah could not tell whether it was the wind that she heard just at the end, or whether, within the dark hall, the girl had begun to scream.”
Barbara Hambly, Bride of the Rat God

Gwenn Wright
“It seemed to me that Mr. Forrester would approve of a woman who could follow him in conversation and not be baffled by ledgers and currency conversions. I had grossly overestimated him.”
Gwenn Wright, The BlueStocking Girl

Jaime Rush
“Random line from BURNING DARKNESS: Fonda Raine stepped out of the back end of a month in hell a hardened warrior, ready to undertake the most important task of her life: kill Eric Aruda.”
Jaime Rush

V. Alexander
“Tonight I’ve been dealing with a known killer, a male whore, a scam artist and now I’ve graduated to talking to a mayor. Who’s next? The President of the National Association of Rodents?”
V. Alexander

Shanon Grey
“You life is a book; make it a bestseller.”
Shanon Grey

David      Bell
“Taut, intelligent, and intense suspense that is deeply human.”—Mark Greaney, New York Times Bestselling Author of Gunmetal Gray

“Exciting and well-layered....David Bell is a master storyteller with a sure hand at crafting characters you feel for and stories you relish.”—Allen Eskens, USA Today Bestselling Author of The Life We Bury

“A tense and twisty suspense novel about the dark secrets that lie buried within a community and a father who can save his daughter only by uncovering them. Will leave parents wondering just how well they truly know their children.”—Hester Young, author of The Gates of Evangeline and The Shimmering Road

“A gripping, immersive tour-de-force full of twists and turns. BRING HER HOME kept me flipping the pages late into the night. Don’t expect to sleep until you’ve finished reading this book. I could not put it down!”—A. J. Banner, bestselling author of The Good Neighbor and The Twilight Wife

“In David Bell’s riveting BRING HER HOME, the unthinkable is only the beginning. From there, the story races through stunning twists all the way to its revelation, without letting its heart fall away in the action. Intense, emotional, and deeply satisfying. This one will keep you up late into the night. Don't miss it!”—Jamie Mason, author of Three Graves Full and Monday’s Lie

“Spellbinding and pulse-raising, BRING HER HOME hooked me from the first sentence and surprised me until the final pages. Sharply written and richly observed, this book is about the secrets we keep, the mysteries that keep us, and the lengths a father will go to for the daughter he loves. David Bell is a masterful storyteller who has perfected the art of suspense in BRING HER HOME.”—Sarah Domet, author of The Guineveres”
David Bell, Bring Her Home

Kathy-Diane Leveille
“Brannagh Maloney had lived with disappearances all her life. They were as familiar to her as the changing of the Fundy tides. People who disappeared left cast-off shadows of themselves, murky tremblings that slunk out of corners on drizzly autumn afternoons. They lurked offstage, silent or sighing or reaching out to run a finger across her arm. They were the curtains fluttering in the window on a breezeless morning, the musty scent that arose when opening an abandoned cellar door.

LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU (Kunati Books)”
Kathy-Diane Leveille, Let the Shadows Fall Behind You

Rachel Carrington
“I’ve never needed a bodyguard, Evan.”
His hands stilled on the glasses.

“Maybe that isn’t such a bad idea now.”

“It’s a terrible idea. I would never want anyone watching every move I make. It’s unnerving. There are fresh lemons in the bottom drawer.”

Evan squatted and tugged open the vegetable crisper inside the refrigerator. “You know,” he waved a piece of the yellow fruit for emphasis, “you may want to think about it, though.”

Morgan smacked the table so hard the salt and pepper shakers jumped.

He grinned and stood. “Haven’t lost your temper, I see.”

“My temper wasn’t burned.”
Rachel Carrington, Burning Reflections

M.L. LeGette
“Her name was Mora ... and she was waiting.”
M.L. LeGette, The Unicorn Girl

Barbara Hambly
“The costumes help. They make it less real, disguise what it really is both for the actors and for the people who'll see it on the screen. It's like the people who read Anna Karenina, and because it's in Russia they can say, 'Oh, that's not my pain they're talking about.' And Chris is tough. She goes from one thing to the next and doesn't worry about the past. When a cat sits mere purring on your lap, you know for a fact she isn't thinking about her former owner; she's thinking about her dinner. That's Chris.”
Barbara Hambly, Bride of the Rat God

Mario Iezzoni
“You can make a day of any size.”
Mario Iezzoni, Kracker Flats

Gwenn Wright
“We ran on the fuel of youth and hormones and ignorant arrogance, imagining we had the whole world and the workings thereof figured out.”
Gwenn Wright, The BlueStocking Girl

“Silence hung around the corners, draped like spider webs across all surfaces and hanging like smog in the air.”
Jennifer Perry

Daniel Borough
“my new website is now live on www.danielborough.com There are free short stories to download on it. Have fun!”
Daniel Borough

Kim Aleksander
“Mark had a better chance interpreting body language at Madame Tussauds.”
Kim Aleksander, False Positives

Meg Mims
“Keep a spur handy.”
Meg Mims, Double Crossing

Rene Gutteridge
“Find my weak points, but more importantly, find yours.”
Rene Gutteridge, Misery Loves Company

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