Five Antagonists You Love to Hate

AntagonistsYouLoveToHate_NovelSuspectsAs much as we love rooting for the protagonist in mystery and suspense, ever so often there is a villain who doesn’t leave our mind. What makes a story special? When you find a complicated antagonist that has as much intrigue as their counterpart. Maybe it’s because we identify with their motives, even if their actions are questionable. Or maybe they have a backstory that draws us in. Either way, there is something darkly delightful about a villain who gives the hero—and reader—a run for their money by disrupting what we all know about the bad guys and leaving us curious for more action. Whether you love them or hate them, there is no denying their charisma. Here are our favorite complex antagonists we can’t forget.