The narrator is staying at a an old mans house and the old man has an eye that iritates him. He visits him every night and decides the only thing to do is kill him. "Whenever it fell on me my blood ran cold... I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever. "
On the eighth night the narrator went and looked upon the old man. But unlike the other nights tonight the lamp was barely lit and also his blue eye was open. “
I admit the deed!
The narrator dragged the Man onto the floor. The old man yelled and the narrator killed him. “He shrieked once... . He was stone dead.”
The narrator hides the evidence of the murder. The police come to investigate. "I then took up three planks from the flooring of the chamber. ...no human eye...could have detected anything wrong."
After they talked for a bit the narrator felt the pressure of the lies on him, and he gave in and confessed. "I admit the deed!"
To me the most suspenseful part of the story is when he hears the old mans heartbeat and confesses .