Suspense is a feeling of excited waiting. If you've been waiting for weeks for an answer to your marriage proposal, they keep you in suspense. The verb form to suspend literally means to stay hung up. One of the safest forms of play is to follow a story.
In mystery and suspense, the stakes are high enough to make the narrative seem engaging but not intolerable. Any feeling can be difficult to maintain for a long period of time: pain, anger, and even pleasure can be difficult to bear. Suspenseful narratives offer readers less intense experiences of these emotions. At the same time, the cognitive aspects of suspense, riddles and questions and problem solving must be recognized for creating those anxious, but sometimes strangely pleasant, feelings of anxiety.
You probably know someone who can't stand the suspense and who would have to move on to the last chapter of a mystery novel to discover the ending. Anything that keeps you in a state of waiting with enthusiasm (or nervousness) for something to happen is full of suspense. Suspense and suspense come from the old French word suspense, delay and a Latin root meaning to hang up or interrupt. Waiting for the scary turn at the end of a good book is full of suspense, and it can be thrilling to watch someone open a huge birthday present.