Good suspense writing technique for ending a chapter. Definitely makes the reader want to turn the page.
Devon’s pleasant, middle-class street was peaceful. No one was trying to murder her, or Tyson, or me, but this was about to change.
“Was” is considered a weak verb in good writing. Stronger, more descriptive verbs are recommended. But, Crais has rhythm, and it works here.
From, The Wanted, by Robert Crais, one of my favorite crime-thriller authors.