16 Books With a Twist You Won't See Coming

16 Books With a Twist You Won’t See Coming

Who doesn’t love a good book with a twist you didn’t see coming? Some of the best reads out there are ones that keep you on your toes until the last page. These reads all have the most surprising endings that will have you thinking about them for days. No spoilers here, just book recommendations for you so you can hit you book goal by the end of the year.

Revival by Stephen King

Reverend Charles Jacobs and his lovely wife arrive in a small New England town centuries ago. The Jacobs family transform the church, but when tragedy strikes their family, Charles loses his faith, and the town banishes him. The surprise ending is one which many say is the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written.

The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins

A New York Times Bestseller, The Girl on the Train is a real page-turner. Every day Rachel takes the commuter train to and from the city. And every day she sees the same home with what appears to be the perfect couple living the perfect life. Until one day, she sees something so terrifying; you’ll have to read it to believe it! 

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

From New York Times bestseller E. Lockhart comes a tale that the Wall Street Journal calls, “Haunting, sophisticated.” A family harbors dark secrets and what you’ll find out by the end will have you talking about it with fellow bookworms for days.

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Pi Patel is the son of a zookeeper and knows everything there is about animals. He and his family are on their way to North America when the ship sinks and Pi is left alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Will Pi get to shore without being eaten?

The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

The Cutting Season is a historical novel that combines two interwoven murder mysteries. One takes place in the middle of Louisiana, and the other involves a slave gone missing hundreds of years earlier. Find out how these two stories come together in this thrilling novel.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

A couple in Missouri is about to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary when the wife disappears. The husband and the rest of the town discover from her odd journal entries that she may not have been who everyone thought she was. Now with the town on edge, people start to suspect that the husband had something to do with her disappearance. But did he? A fast-paced dark novel that you’ll easily be able to finish in a weekend.

The Death Cure by James Dashner  

The third book in the Maze Runner series, The Death Cure is as well-written as the rest. Thomas has beaten every challenge that he’s faced so far. Now he faces the consequences of revealing lies he’s been carrying. How will it all affect his friendships?

Werewolf Nights by Mari Hamill

Rising actress Catherine Mercy is obsessed with werewolf lore. When she gets the part in a movie, she falls for her costar, Greg. Everything is going well until a wolf bites Greg. How on earth will the two be able to break the curse before the next full moon?

Everlost by Neal Shusterman

After a fatal car wreck, Nick and Allie’s souls are in limbo, also known as Everlast. Nick doesn’t mind the idea of being stuck between life and death, but Allie suspects something else is going on in Everlast. A real nailbiter till the end!

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

While investigating a case Marshal Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule find themselves on Shutter Island, home to a hospital for the criminally insane. When a hurricane hits the island, one of the patients escapes adding to the chaos. By the end, you’ll find out what’s really going on at the hospital.

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

My Sister Keeper is the story of a girl who is suing her parents for the rights to her own body. Since she was a little girl, Anna has undergone countless procedures to help her sister Kate battle leukemia. A controversial piece that is sure to surprise you.

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Anyone who has ever hated their job can relate to the narrator of Fight Club. When the narrator finally meets Tyler Durden, his life changes, and he becomes the leader of an underground after-hour boxing club. Just wait till the end and it will all of a sudden make sense. 

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

In the early hours of the morning in the Old South, shots ring out in Savannah’s iconic mansion. Was it in self-defense, or was it murder? Pick up John Berendt’s book to find out. 

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Jane, a young single mom, is new to town when she meets Celeste and Madeline. Jane is running from her mysterious past, hoping to get away when she soon finds herself confronting the very issues she was trying to get away from. Find out what other secrets these women aren’t revealing in this best-seller.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

In Afghanistan, a wealthy boy and his servent’s son become friends only for one to betray the other. Now, years after the incident, the book takes you in a war-torn country where the past catches up with the two men. The Kite Runner is a best-selling debut novel that will touch your heart.

Phoenix: Field Of Mars by Jackie Anders

Kyla Marshall’s public relations career is just beginning when she is transported back in time to 8 A.D. on a special ops’ mission. Together with her team, they race to stop impending genocide. Even if they succeed, will Kyla be able to get back home to present day?

How about you? See any books that are missing from the list? Let us know some of the twistiest novels you’ve ever read in the comments below!

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  • Mar

    Shutter island is great .it had likeable characters and a twist that ingeniously shifted the narrative effect . It’s unique.