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Twisted

3.46  ·  Rating details ·  872 ratings  ·  201 reviews
When her father is accused of being a serial killer, Bex becomes the ultimate bait in this game of cat and mouse

Bex is ready to start a new life in foster care. There, she won't be known as a serial killer's daughter. Though her father was never tried for the murders attributed to "The Wife Collector," he disappeared after questioning. And Bex struggles with the guilt that
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Paperback, 297 pages
Published July 5th 2016 by Sourcebooks Fire
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Chelsea Humphrey
Im a bit torn on this one; it was a very intriguing YA novel that sucked me in to the point where there was smoke coming off my fingers from flipping so quickly. Unfortunately, it was a bit predictable and I wish there had been a bit more meat to the story. Hannah Jayne is a brilliant story teller; she knows exactly how to suck you in and force you to give her your undivided attention until she decides you are through reading, which I really like about her books. While this was an enjoyable read ...more
Krystin Rachel
Unfortunately, my hopes were pretty high for this book about the daughter of a serial killer being stalked as she tries to start her life over. The concept sounded like so much fun, but this YA novel does what so many YA novels do - goes over the top with emotional dramatics and favours the cheesy aspects of the story line over the darker, more thrilling potential it has.

You know things like... "She had eaten lunch with Trevor exactly five times and shared an ice cream cone and her history
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Sarah
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to SOURCEBOOKS Fire and NetGalley.)

No way was she going to fade into her hoodie and let people think she was a serial killer just because her father was.
Not anymore.
That was Beth Anne Reimer.
And she was Bex Andrews now.


This was a YA mystery story about a girl whose father was a serial killer.

Bex was an okay character, although she did seem a little torn when it came to her father. Considering that she
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Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

I don't have a lot to say about this one. It was a good book, but it didn't blow me away. It could have been a 4 star read if a lot of things weren't left unanswered. Why did this happen, why did they do that then and just generally why.

It could have been tied up a bit better for me, but it was still enjoyable. And it made me wonder how the families of murderers deal with their everyday lives after the 'guilty' person has been discovered.
Morris
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
Twisted fell far short of my expectations.

I had really high hopes for the book. The daughter of a serial killer who is being stalked? Yes, please. Unfortunately, it read more like a somewhat poorly done script for a syfy horror movie. Bex and the other characters fell completely flat, and there were quite a few inconsistencies in the story. Dont even get me started on the amount of stupid in the main characters decisions. I know all of this is typical of a low-budget horror movie, but books
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Kris - My Novelesque Life
Jul 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have always loved mystery but my love of suspense thrillers probably intensified when I was in my teens (1990s). I read authors Lois Duncan, Mary Downing Hahn, Joan Lowery Nixon, Christopher Pike and R.L. Stine (to just name some). I still gravitate towards teen thrillers as who can do drama better than young adults!

TWISTED
Written by Hannah Jayne
2016; Sourcebooks Fire (304 Pages)
Genre: fiction, mystery, suspense, thriller, young adult, standalone

RATING: 3.5 STARS

Bex was once Beth Ann. After
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
I've really come to appreciate Hannah Jayne's mysteries. They are always action packed, well done and well plotted. They type of young adult mysteries that are both intriguing and entertaining. Ones that leave you guessing and ones that I usually don't have all figured out within the first few chapters.

I was very excited going into this because I was so ready for a good solid mystery and while this didn't quite live up to some of her other work, it was still a fun time and a good escape read
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camryn
Jun 16, 2016 rated it did not like it
I'm so mad that I didn't love this book. But Twisted was so predictable. Like, I predicted the EXACT ending about halfway through the book. Basically, Twisted is about a young girl, Bex, whose father was a serial killer that somehow fled town after being arrested (???). Fast forward 10 or so years - a new string of murders point to her dad being back in town. Bex has just started at a new school, with new foster parents, new super popular friends, and a new super hot boyfriend (who she started ...more
Bookread2day
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
I got this book last year in 2017 for a Christmas present. I have only started to read it, with only being able to read very little of it. I hate to give negative reviews, but out of the 313 pages I couldn't read many pages without being slightly bored of it. However this may be because I've got a bit fed up of reading some crime books, that's not all crime books but I am struggling with crime/thriller books, so I've switched to reading romance books to give me a different genre of topic and ...more
Paula  Phillips
Mar 15, 2017 rated it liked it
When Beth was seven, her father was accused of murder and became known as "the Wife Collector" as he murdered potential mothers for his daughter and then cut off their ring fingers. Before he could be found guilty of the crimes, he escaped and went into hiding. Beth's dad had always claimed that he was innocent and had been set up by someone with the means and opportunity. Years later Beth is now a teenager and has finally found a great home in Kill Devil Hills. She has also scrubbed her past ...more
Sarah
Sep 27, 2016 rated it did not like it
THIS BOOK FREAKIN SUCKED. normally I'm like all excited and stuff to read about serial killers and depressed people and all other happy things, but halfway through this terrible collection of pages, I realized this book would never b anywhere near my expectations. I mean it sucked. Like REALLY SUCKED. Don't spend the whole five dollars on it. seriously. Go buy ice cream instead. Okay so FIRST OF ALL, random girl they've never meant moves into there house, and her foster parents r already telling ...more
Karen B.
Bev is a teenager trying to make a new start of her life. She has been adopted by foster parents who welcome her and try to give her what she needs. She has a new name and is trying to escape a past where her father was a serial killer when she was a child. He has disappeared and no one knows where he is. Bev has her new home, loving foster parents, new friends and even a boyfriend but there is always that nagging thought ... wondering if her father has tried to contact her. Mysteries surround ...more
Miranda
Oct 22, 2018 rated it liked it
What a surprisingly good book! I wasnt expecting much out of this one but it 👏 was 👏 so 👏good! Would have given 4 stars but it was a little predictable, and it was too short! The ending was so dramatic and twisty but I wanted to know more about the how and what happens after. It kinda felt like an abrupt end after all this build up. Still exceeded my expectations, what a good Halloween read!! ...more
Karen B.
Bev is a teenager making a new identity for herself. She has a new name and has been adopted by foster parents who want to do all they can to provide a loving, supportive home for her. Bev is running from her past. When she was a child her father was a serial killer and she is running away from her identity as the serial killer's daughter. Her father has been on the run and she hasn't heard from him since his arrest. Now she lives in a new place with a loving home, friends and even a boyfriend. ...more
Cynthia (Bingeing On Books)
I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

I know the author was going for a thriller vibe with this one, but it just felt like the author was trying too hard. Some things were silly, some made no sense and some things just didn't fit.

First, let me say that I adored Bex's foster parents. I could really tell that they wanted to be Bex's parents and they were trying so hard to be parents and they didn't even know what that looked like But here's the issue I had with them:
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Janeandjerry
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the book chosen for the month of March for our psychological thriller group and I am glad I had the chance to read this book and getting ready to start the one at the end of the book THE ESCAPE I know if it's as good as TWISTED was it will be a good one as well.
What would you do if you had to change everything about you including your name and move some place never heard of just to get away from things...Would you be just like Bex or would you try doing it all on your own...I know what
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Sarah Jude
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads, mystery
TWISTED has the interesting premise of a teen girl haunted by the serial murders allegedly committed by her father in the wake of a classmate's copycat murder, and it is a quick page-turner that will satisfy younger YA readers' looking for a murder mystery reminiscent of Christopher Pike and R.L. Stine.

What I liked: Bex is an MC who is easy to relate to while being understandably guarded. This is the second book I've read lately where the MC has been adopted, and it is refreshing to see
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Heather A
I received a copy from Netgalley.

The premise of this book sounded pretty good, Bex Andrews, the daughter of a never caught serial killer trying to start a new life without the stigma of always been known as that killer's daughter. New school, new adoptive parents who don't know the truth, and then girls start turning up dead in the same manner as the previous murders.

Should be pretty interesting. Unfortunately, this is a DNF for me. I made it 30% but I'm not really interested in anymore. I'm
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Kim Friant
Nov 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I hate to say it, but I was kinda disappointed by this book. I was intrigued by the cover and the synopsis, but it just didnt deliver. Most of the book, it felt like nothing was happening. And then when something finally did happen, it was predictable. I will say that it was easy to read and there were portions that showed a glimmer of hope that maybe there would be a good twist . . . But then nothing continued to happen. And if I read one more book with an idiot teen who refuses to do the ...more
Kristen
Aug 21, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: thriller, young-adult
She was a new person, at the other side of her home state and about to start a new life. No way was she going to fade into her hoodie and let people think she was a serial killer just because her father was.
Not anymore.
That was Beth Anne Reimer.
And she was Bex Andrews now.

This book... this book was a no, no thank you, never again. I feel really awful for saying that, because I liked the author's previous novel, Truly, Madly, Deadly. But... this was terrible all around. I cannot think of a
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Mara
Sep 22, 2019 added it
I liked the concept, but the characters lacked depth for me and the relationships between Bex and her foster parents, her friends, and her boyfriend did not feel natural. I also would have liked a longer resolution-- the climax happens too quickly. Zach and Lauren are sort of forgotten. I wanted Bex to be stronger. She is constantly feeling faint, vomiting, running out of rooms, or generally just panicking. Also, her saliva "soured in her mouth" a bunch of times. Again-- cool concept, but I ...more
Madison
Mar 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Twisted - Hannah Jayne

Twisted is a novel full of suspense and is downright creepy, but the plot and characters did not live up to the expectations I had for this book.

Bex has a lot to contend with. She has just moved to a new town after the death of the grandmother who raised her for the past ten years. A new town, new school, new home, new foster parents. With this new start she is trying to finally burry the old Beth Anne, daughter of an alleged serial killer. But keeping the secret of who
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Amy
Jun 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Im going to write this review a little bit differently than I normally do, because there were many parts that I really liked, but unfortunately there were many that I didnt like.

What I liked:

I liked the main character, Bex. Shes lived with a noose around her neck for ten years and shes only seventeen. Her father is the alleged Wife Collector, a serial killer who terrorized women in Raleigh years ago. Bex helped the police back when she was just a little girl providing them with enough evidence
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Jazmen
Jun 07, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
*A special thanks to the publisher for this review copy*

And another one bites the dust...

I'm really starting to wonder if YA Mystery should even be a thing. They only succeed in failing me, bringing my hopes up and smashing them down.

I am a huge Mystery fan. I know you all can't tell because I don't review them much but, mystery, and horror was one of the first true genres I've read. It was what brought me into my love of reading--that is besides the Berenstein Bears, and any other kiddie books
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Jim Crocker
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Okay, it's March 1, 2017 and I am reading TWISTED for a SECOND time. Yep. It's that good. And TWISTED is our Book of the Month group read. That discussion thread is LIVE right now. C'mon over and join the fun right here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

And then check out our special BOTM site right here: http://botm.blackdogebooks.com/
Most of our recent discussions are all listed here along with a bunch of other fun stuff. See you there!!


Absolutely the best book I've read all year! Yes I
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Shelley
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller
*Rating* 3.5-4

*My Thoughts*

Twisted, by author Hannah Jayne, follows the story of 17-year old Bex Andrews. Ten years ago, 7-year old Beth Anne Reimer pointed out her own father as being the serial killer known as the wife collector. Now, ten years later, Bex finds herself with new foster parents Denise and Michael Pierson, living in a new place called Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, and hoping for a new start where nobody knows about her
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Stephanie Bain
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I seriously enjoyed this book. I loved the who-done-it vibe. The plot was well thought out and had me creeped out at times. There were times i felt the pacing was a bit slow but was made up for by the story itself.
Jata Crochet
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the plot and plot twists! After reading some of the reviews, I was under the impression that the ending would be ambiguous, but it wasn't at all. It's a fast-paced novel that kept me on my toes!!!
Beanse
Jul 05, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: bloody-bad-books
Ugh... Finished it but my god was it awful! Too many metaphors, way too many flashbacks, and that ending was just the rancid icing on the poop cake that is this book. Ugh.....
Louisa
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was creepy and well, twisty, and I loved the mystery and the romance and the characters! Just awesome to read!
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Hannah is the author of the UNDERWORLD DETECTION AGENCY CHRONICLES from Kensington books and the upcoming young adult thrillers TRULY, MADLY, DEADLY and SEE JANE RUN available from Sourcebooks, Inc. When she's not battling the demons of the Underworld or tackling a murderer at Hawthorne High, Jayne kicks her feet up in her San Francisco bay area home and attempts to share couch space with two ...more

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