Word for “fear of being discovered”

What is a word that means “fear of being discovered”?
Preferably a word but a phrase will also do just fine.
In my case I want to use it like:

He had constant fear that he would be discovered as the murderer
He had ___ that he was going to be discovered as the murderer


I would say ‘exposure fear‘.

According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exposure:


disclosure of something secret

// tried to prevent exposure of their past

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