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Novels with unseen plot twists?

Asked by King_Pariah (11413 points ) June 4th, 2011

Simple, can you list a novel or novels that have plot twists you didn’t see coming? I need a good one to read, too bored reading books with endings I can spot nearly a mile away.

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MissAnthrope's avatar

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. There is more than one twist in there and one giant one I don’t think anyone would see coming. :)

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

My favourite is The Devil’s Teardrop by Jeffrey Deaver (the guy writing the new Bond book). Its been years since I read it, but it had some very good plot twists.

Vunessuh's avatar

The end of Go Ask Alice really stuck with me. Don’t read the Wiki plot summary because it gives it away.

sliceswiththings's avatar

Shadow of the Wind.

Jeruba's avatar

I’ve just finished reading The Pale Blue Eye, by Louis Bayard. I’ve read a lot of mysteries, including mysteries with literary themes such as this one, and I’m pretty good at anticipating solutions, but I sure didn’t see that one coming.

josie's avatar

You may have to go to Amazon, but if you can find a copy, you MUST read The Whisper of the Axe by Richard Condon (the same guy who wrote The Manchurian Candididate). A twist so amazing you will reread the last chapter again and again simply because you can not believe it.

krrazypassions's avatar

Not sure of any novel, but the movie Shutter Island has a good plot twist!

MacBean's avatar

Shutter Island is a novel, too.

King_Pariah's avatar

Thanks for all these suggestions, I’ll be sure to look into them… except the ones I’ve already read (or seen).

AmWiser's avatar

Sandra Brown books are a great read for twisted plots, and I didn’t see that coming type stories. My favorites were Smash Cut, Smoke Screen, and Chill Factor. They are very suspensful and edge of the seat reads.

Jeruba's avatar

@josie, I’ve just ordered that book on the strength of your recommendation.

josie's avatar

@Jeruba You will not be sorry.

ddude1116's avatar

I really dug Fight Club. It was off-the-wall, easy to read and had a great twist ending.

King_Pariah's avatar

@ddude1116 Fight Club was good, I thought it was a bit of a spin off of Steppenwolf though.

ddude1116's avatar

I never knew there was a Steppenwolf book before.. Only the band…

Jeruba's avatar

Book came first. By a long shot.

ddude1116's avatar

Who wrote it?

Jeruba's avatar

Hermann Hesse. Here you go.

ddude1116's avatar

Thanks! I’ll definitely look into that!

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