Best Twists
Books with twist endings OR good twists and turns throughout.
1 My Sister's Keeper
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2 Harry Potter and the Deathl...
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3 And Then There Were None
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 233,587 ratings
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4 Harry Potter and the Half-B...
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4.48 of 5 stars 4.48 avg rating — 1,189,316 ratings
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5 The Da Vinci Code (Robert L...
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,211,346 ratings
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6 The Hunger Games (The Hunge...
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 2,888,759 ratings
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7 Harry Potter and the Prison...
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8 Fight Club
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 262,154 ratings
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9 Angels & Demons  (Robert La...
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10 Murder on the Orient Expres...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 97,157 ratings
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11 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 44,566 ratings
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12 Ender's Game (The Ender Qui...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 618,308 ratings
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13 Catching Fire (The Hunger G...
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14 Shutter Island
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 80,211 ratings
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15 Harry Potter and the Goblet...
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16 Life of Pi
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 779,877 ratings
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17 Atonement
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 268,079 ratings
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18 Rebecca
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 214,038 ratings
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19 Nineteen Minutes
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 182,287 ratings
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20 The Girl with the Dragon Ta...
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21 Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 889,396 ratings
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22 The Thirteenth Tale
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 167,062 ratings
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23 Gone Girl
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 639,624 ratings
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24 The Host (The Host, #1)
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 584,765 ratings
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25 The Book Thief
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 652,588 ratings
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26 Water for Elephants
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 879,477 ratings
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27 The Kite Runner
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 1,250,136 ratings
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28 Watchmen
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 285,982 ratings
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29 A Game of Thrones (A Song o...
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 793,789 ratings
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30 Holes (Holes, #1)
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 483,996 ratings
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31 The Manufactured Identity (...
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32 The Westing Game
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 85,126 ratings
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33 City of Bones (The Mortal I...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 696,536 ratings
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34 The Firm
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 347,316 ratings
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35 Jane Eyre
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 885,605 ratings
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36 The Picture of Dorian Gray
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 401,555 ratings
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37 Presumed Innocent (Kindle C...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 68,556 ratings
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38 The Shadow of the Wind (The...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 202,177 ratings
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39 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's ...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 371,774 ratings
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40 I Am Legend and Other Stories
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 77,440 ratings
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41 Honor and Polygamy
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4.92 of 5 stars 4.92 avg rating — 85 ratings
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42 The Lovely Bones
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,174,701 ratings
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43 The Human Obsession (Manufa...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 156 ratings
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44 Tell No One
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 53,322 ratings
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45 Mockingjay (The Hunger Game...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 1,296,280 ratings
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46 The Lost Symbol (Robert Lan...
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 278,933 ratings
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47 The Thief (The Queen's Thie...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 23,608 ratings
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48 The End (A Series of Unfort...
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49 The Secret History
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 92,156 ratings
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50 Destiny of the Vampire
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 37 ratings
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51 Fingersmith
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 30,782 ratings
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52 Invisible Monsters
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 71,969 ratings
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53 Lord of the Flies
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 1,221,154 ratings
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54 Plain Truth
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 108,248 ratings
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55 The Forgotten Garden
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 107,616 ratings
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56 The Name of the Rose
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 146,195 ratings
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57 Great Expectations
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 335,994 ratings
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58 Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, #1)
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 163,196 ratings
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59 The Gift of the Magi
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 51,651 ratings
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60 The Wasp Factory
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 34,187 ratings
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61 Wuthering Heights
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 672,476 ratings
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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 — 35,676 ratings
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64 The House at Riverton
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 52,911 ratings
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65 The Book of Occult
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 107 ratings
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66 Oedipus Rex
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 92,256 ratings
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67 In the Woods (Dublin Murder...
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68 Atlas Shrugged
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 209,563 ratings
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69 The Talented Mr. Ripley (Ri...
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70 Harry Potter and the Sorcer...
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 2,764,609 ratings
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71 Gentlemen and Players
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 7,432 ratings
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72 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 169,892 ratings
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73 The Hound of the Baskervill...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 103,284 ratings
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74 The Master's Plan A Novel A...
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4.86 of 5 stars 4.86 avg rating — 120 ratings
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75 I Am the Messenger
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 61,085 ratings
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76 Web Of Shame
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4.85 of 5 stars 4.85 avg rating — 26 ratings
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77 The Spy Who Came In from th...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 25,248 ratings
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78 The Grand Delusion (Manufac...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 139 ratings
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79 American Gods (American God...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 293,896 ratings
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80 The Double Bind
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 18,036 ratings
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80 The Elephant Tree
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 6,045 ratings
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82 The Traitor's Emblem
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 965 ratings
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83 The Zombie Room
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 7,064 ratings
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84 Whispers (The Secret Watche...
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85 Bold Counsel (The Trials of...
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86 The Lion, the Witch, and th...
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87 Dominoes (Dominoes Complete)
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88 The Pact
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89 Deadly Secrets (The Greek I...
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90 Crashing Back Down (Crashin...
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91 Apostle of the Tyrants
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92 Never to Know
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93 The Lace Reader
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3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 18,903 ratings
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93 Crashing Down to Earth (Par...
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95 Stuck in Between (Bound by ...
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96 Curiosity kills the KatHA
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97 90 Miles to Freedom
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98 Farsighted (Farsighted, #1)
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99 Kings & Queens (Kings & Que...
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100 House Rules
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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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