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12 Books with plot twists that will blow your mind

A plot twist is a radical change in the expected direction or outcome of the plot of a novel. These titles are full of surprises.

 

 

The kite runner, by Khaled Hosseini

Years after Amir betrayed his childhood friend Hassan, he sets out to reconcile their past ‒ but learns in so many surprising ways how a single event could alter both their lives forever.

 

 

We were liars, by E. Lockhart

This a modern, sophisticated suspense novel. Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just lie.

 

 

The cutting season, by Attica Locke

This book contains not one but two intense murder mysteries ‒ freakily interwoven even though they took place over 100 years apart.

 

 

Big little lies, by Liane Moriarty

This book is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

 

 

The westing game, by Ellen Raskin

The story features the adventures of Sam Westing’s sixteen heirs after they receive his challenge to figure out the secret of his death..

 

 

The killing lessons, by Saul Black

In their isolated Colorado farmhouse, Rowena Cooper and her two children prepare to wait out a blinding snowstorm. Two violent predators walk through the door. For these men, it’s just another stop on a long and bloody journey.

 

 

I let you go, by Clare Mackintosh

In a split second, Jenna Gray’s world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh.

 

 

Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters

Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a “baby farmer”, who raised her as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves, the fingersmiths.

 

 

The good girl, by Mary Kubica

One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger.

 

 

Dear Mr. M, by Herman Koch

A book-within-a-book about strange neighbours, missing persons, young lovers, and the brilliant writer who brings them all together. Gripping, slippery, and smart.

 

 

Let the right one in, by John Ajvide Lindqvist

The story centres on the relationship between a 12-year-old boy, Oskar, and a girl named Eli. It takes place in Blackeberg, a working class suburb of Stockholm, in the early 1980s.

 

 

The girl with all the gifts, by M. R. Carey

Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite, but they don’t laugh.

 

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