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