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Thursday, 26 September 2019

Books With Shocking Plot Twists

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Plot Twists You'll Never See Coming



Today I'm filling in for another member of the Bookish Blog Hops gang with this post about books with shocking plot twists.

I read a lot of psychological thrillers (one of my favourite genres) so I have a lot I could list here. Here’s a few: The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney, The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton, The Art of Fear by Pamela Crane, The Killing Game by J.S. Carol, and Psycho Analysis by V.R. Stone. These were all real page turners, and all contain a lot of twists.

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What the rest of the Bookish Blog Hops gang had to say:

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I read a lot of psychological thrillers, so will just name a couple.  Never Tell by Lisa Gardner comes to mind. 10th in a series, but I hadn’t read the previous titles. This book was full of shocking twists and was multi-layered. Oh, yes, The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. This book literally had me holding my breath as I read it. One of my 2019 Top Reads!

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Elizabeth Means

Undetected by Jeffrey Marshall
The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger
This Little Dark Places by A.S.Hatch
Outfox by Sandra Brown
The Marriage Trap by Sheryl Browne
Just to name a few 

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First of all, the series that completely blindsided me with its plot twist that I would have never in a million years seen coming ever at all would be the Volumes of the Vemreaux Trilogy by Mary E. Twomey. It functions on the premise that Ponce de Leon did find the Fountain of Youth--but it only works on people of a certain blood type, and even then, preserving them at a certain age until some illness or prolonged exposure to the fountain’s effects finally lead to death. Therefore, the ones who can achieve this “immortality” are given higher status than the ones for whom it has no effect. There is one, however, who serves as the main character for the series, and she is supposedly the “Guardian” of everyone, against a vicious predator who threatens the lives of the elite “Vemreaux”--I got pulled deep into this story, I got attached to the characters and invested in their survival and success… and then the twist happened and I didn’t know what to do with all my emotions!!!
The other series that served up several twists I didn’t see coming was The Reckoner Series by Brandon Sanderson. The premise for this one is that a cataclysmic event gave certain people super-powers, and these began setting themselves up as elite authorities in various cities around the world--accountable to no one because their powers gave them dominance. One in particular, Steelheart, is impervious, but the main character, David, witnesses Steelheart killing his father, so he decides to make it his mission to take down the supers by finding out their weaknesses and striking against them. He joins the Reckoners, a group of rebels seeking to take down the superhumans. The whole thing is a riotous adventure full of high-stakes battles and fun characters… and twists that come out of nowhere!

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My favorite book of 2019: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing-still thinking about this book that I read in March…
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager the KING of plot twists
The Turn of the Key-not jaw dropping, but still wow
The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffths- a great spooky read for October
The Whisper Man by Alex North- I actually said ‘PLOT TWIST!’ when I got to the plot twist
The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan- kinda predictable yet still a plot twist!

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  1. I love jaw-dropping twists and 'I Know Who You Are' by Alice Feeney certainly had one.

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    1. Will add that to my list of books to check out. Hadn't heard of it before. Thanks.

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  2. I love books like this - saving this post!

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    1. Yay DJ. Glad you liked it. This is my favourite type of book. I love a good plot twist 😉

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  3. I love a good plot twist too. I've heard of a lot of these but not read any. Thanks for the recommendations.
    Gemma @ Gemma's Book Nook

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    1. I've added several that the other book bloggers mentioned to my own tbr after doing this post.

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  4. I've only read The Whisper Man out off all those with plot twists, looks like I'll have to add a few new books to my list.

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    1. I've not read that one yet but it's on my list now.

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  5. I have read a few books by Jane Corry and didn't see the twists coming.

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    1. I've not read any of her books yet. Will look them up.

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  6. I loved reading The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and I didn't expect that twist coming at all. Glad you did too. I hope you have a great week ahead.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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    1. I loved that book. Agatha Christie meets Quantum Leap 😊

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  7. Great post I absolutely love reading plot twist in thrillers as well. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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    1. One of my favourite genres to read. The right plot twist can take a book from good to awesome.

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  8. I love plot twists! The only catch is - it tends to decrease the re-readability of the book. I already know what's going to happen so it's a bit of a letdown. Great topic :)

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    1. True. The not knowing is a big part of what makes books like this so good.

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