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Guest Post – Mysteries versus Thrillers
The Row will be my fifth book, but my first mystery. The Night Walkers Series and Cut Me Free were all thrillers which is similar in feel, but still quite different. It was eye-opening for me to see just how different, actually.
Thrillers have their tension built on the idea that the main character is in mortal danger for most of the book. The pacing, story development and character arc are all intricately tied to the main character fighting for their life. It is high adrenaline storytelling.
Mysteries are different. The tension in them is based around the puzzle. The whodoneit aspect of finding of clues and sorting out the red herrings drives the plot and characters. The pacing is usually slightly slower and the character development more drawn out and intricate. We need to know and understand our suspects in order to figure things out alongside our protagonist and find our solution.
Sometimes you’ll have both and there are definitely aspects of The Row where Riley is in danger. It’s just where the emphasis and plotting develop that makes the difference. I really enjoyed writing a mystery. It was a fun change of pace and a unique challenge for me. Hopefully you’ll like reading it as much as I liked writing it.
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