Best Twists
Books with twist endings OR good twists and turns throughout.
1 Harry Potter and the Deathl...
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2 My Sister's Keeper
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3 And Then There Were None
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4 Harry Potter and the Half-B...
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5 The Da Vinci Code (Robert L...
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6 The Hunger Games (The Hunge...
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7 Harry Potter and the Prison...
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8 Fight Club
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9 Angels & Demons  (Robert La...
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10 Murder on the Orient Expres...
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11 Ender's Game (The Ender Qui...
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12 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd...
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13 Catching Fire (The Hunger G...
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14 Shutter Island
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15 Harry Potter and the Goblet...
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16 Life of Pi
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17 Atonement
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18 Rebecca
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19 The Girl with the Dragon Ta...
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20 Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 898,539 ratings
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21 Nineteen Minutes
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22 The Thirteenth Tale
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23 Gone Girl
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24 The Host (The Host, #1)
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25 The Book Thief
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 676,157 ratings
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26 Water for Elephants
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 886,671 ratings
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27 The Kite Runner
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28 Watchmen
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 289,690 ratings
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29 A Game of Thrones (A Song o...
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30 Holes (Holes, #1)
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31 The Manufactured Identity (...
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32 The Westing Game
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33 City of Bones (The Mortal I...
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34 Jane Eyre
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35 The Firm
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 353,952 ratings
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36 Presumed Innocent (Kindle C...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 69,637 ratings
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37 The Picture of Dorian Gray
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 411,189 ratings
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38 The Shadow of the Wind (The...
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39 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's ...
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40 I Am Legend and Other Stories
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41 Mockingjay (The Hunger Game...
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42 Honor and Polygamy
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4.84 of 5 stars 4.84 avg rating — 98 ratings
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43 The Lovely Bones
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44 The Human Obsession (Manufa...
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45 Tell No One
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46 The Lost Symbol (Robert Lan...
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47 The End (A Series of Unfort...
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48 The Secret History
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49 The Thief (The Queen's Thie...
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50 Fingersmith
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 31,587 ratings
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51 Destiny of the Vampire
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52 Lord of the Flies
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53 Invisible Monsters
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54 Plain Truth
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55 The Name of the Rose
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56 Great Expectations
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 342,400 ratings
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57 The Forgotten Garden
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58 Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, #1)
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 165,012 ratings
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59 The Gift of the Magi
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60 The Wasp Factory
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 34,783 ratings
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61 Wuthering Heights
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62 A Fatal Verdict (The Trials...
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63 The Moonstone
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 37,138 ratings
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64 Oedipus Rex
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 93,415 ratings
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65 The House at Riverton
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 53,817 ratings
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66 The Elephant Tree
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67 In the Woods (Dublin Murder...
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68 The Zombie Room
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 7,507 ratings
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69 The Book of Occult
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70 Harry Potter and the Sorcer...
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 2,826,451 ratings
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71 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
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72 Gentlemen and Players
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73 Atlas Shrugged
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74 The Talented Mr. Ripley (Ri...
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75 I Am the Messenger
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 62,948 ratings
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76 The Hound of the Baskervill...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 106,086 ratings
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77 The Master's Plan A Novel A...
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4.77 of 5 stars 4.77 avg rating — 126 ratings
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78 The Spy Who Came In from th...
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79 Web Of Shame
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80 American Gods (American God...
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81 The Grand Delusion (Manufac...
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82 The Double Bind
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83 The Traitor's Emblem
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84 The Lion, the Witch, and th...
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85 Dominoes (Dominoes, #1-4)
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86 Whispers (The Secret Watche...
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87 Bold Counsel (The Trials of...
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88 The Tainted Trust (The King...
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89 The Pact
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90 Deadly Secrets (The Greek I...
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91 Cheating to Survive (Fix It...
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92 Crashing Back Down (Crashin...
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93 Apostle of the Tyrants
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94 Never to Know
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95 Crashing Down to Earth (Par...
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96 The Lace Reader
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97 Stuck in Between (Bound by ...
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98 Curiosity kills the KatHA
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99 90 Miles to Freedom
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100 Farsighted (Farsighted, #1)
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message 1: by Debbie (new)

Debbie What about Time's Arrow by Martin Amis?


message 2: by Lois (new)

Lois I would add in any book at all by Dennis Lehane. I've just read about 6 of his books recently, and they all had great twists in them...sometimes several...that kept each story really interesting!


message 3: by Natalie (new)

Natalie Lydia Many of the books had endings that i saw a mile away.


message 4: by Minglis (new)

Minglis i am legend's was genius i thought. it really angered me when they completely neglected it in smith's film adaptation.


message 5: by Lynda (new)

Lynda Sommer did not see the ending of the manufactured identity at all....freaky, going to rereD it


message 6: by Raven (new)

Raven Dane Company of Liars by Karen Maitland....an astonishing book that defies pigeon holing into any one genre. It has intriguing plot twists and turns and jaw-dropping surprises yet it totally believable and ultimately satisfying. One book that will linger in your imagination forever.


message 7: by Jacob (new)

Jacob Mofkrit Lynda, didn;t call it either. That's why I read the rest. He seems to be getting better as they go


message 8: by M (new)

M nice one :)


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

This is the perfect list for me! I'm that person that NEVER sees the twist coming, but it kinda makes reading more fun ^_^


message 10: by Mickey (new)

Mickey HUGE HARRY POTTER FAN!!!

I HEART DRACO!!!


message 12: by Jane (new)

Jane Never could've guessed the ending.


message 13: by Katty (new)

Katty What was the big twist in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? It's a great book, but I don't recall anything that shocking.


message 14: by M (new)

M Katty wrote: "What was the big twist in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? It's a great book, but I don't recall anything that shocking."

The Harry Potters - all of them - were not shocking, none of them had a true wow-never-seen-that-coming moment. The fantastic world is just very well built - that's what's so original about this book, and that is it. I totally agree.


message 15: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Katty wrote: "What was the big twist in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? It's a great book, but I don't recall anything that shocking."

Snape is actually a good guy, Harry Potter gets killed, but doesn't die, oh and Narcissa Malfoy saves Harry's ass. :)


message 16: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Ðɑηηɑ wrote: "Katty wrote: "What was the big twist in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? It's a great book, but I don't recall anything that shocking."

The Harry Potters - all of them - were not shocking, no..."

I think no one so the third one. I mean did you really see Sirius Black being the good guy, and Wormtail being Ron's rat.


message 17: by M (new)

M I don't actually remember (I was about 6 years old when I first read it), but everything pretty much builds up to the point where the 'twist' is revealed. We get all the information throughout the book and in the end we see that, for example, Ron's rat is actually Wormtail, but it's not like it was completely unexepcted, it lays somewhere beneath the surface of your mind.
It was an amazing series, nonetheless.


message 18: by Maxime (new)

Maxime Why does every single list has to include Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. There are tons more shocking books out there!


message 19: by M (new)

M Maxime wrote: "Why does every single list has to include Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. There are tons more shocking books out there!"

Yes!


message 20: by Aarohan (new)

Aarohan Atwal

Maybe be you'd like to check this interesting new novel, Zero Defect, by an indie author. The books is currently available on amazon kindle - Top Indian Fiction

Brief: A harrowing struggle of a young man with life, a beautiful love story and an unexpected ending.
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Zero Defect by Aarohan Atwal



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