My Twitter followers named these the best books with a twist

I love Twitter for this blog. It’s a fantastic platform that, out of all of the social media channels, offers up the most real and genuine interaction between me and my followers. Twitter offers up a much broader audience than my Instagram and offers me any sort of audience over my Facebook page!

On Twitter, I often put out a question to my near 2,000 followers on different bookish things to keep them engaged and to genuinely find out more about the reading community.

Some examples of questions I’ve asked over the past few months that have resulted in some good engagement are:


Therefore, I thought I’d open up the floor to those who have read some fantastic murder mysteries or thrillers over the past few years. I decided to pose the question of which book people would say has the best twist in that they’ve ever read. Everybody LOVES a twist in a book – especially when you’re just happily reading along and then BAM the character you’re reading about has been dead all along or BAM – your character is actually the murderer all along.

It’s brilliant when the twist is done intelligently enough that you don’t see it coming, it actually works and it makes you want to go back and reread the book now knowing this twist.

Anyway, after posing the question to my Twitter followers, I thought it would make a great blog post to go use their recommendations to give you all some ideas as to what books have a fantastic twist.

I received quite a few responses here, so what I’ve done is pick out the books that were mentioned the most as the examples to use.

To make it easier for you to go straight ahead and get yourself a copy, I’ve included an Amazon link to each of the books. This brings me to my affiliate statement:

This article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any of the books via any of the links I’ve attached, I will receive a small commission to support the blog at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinions of the products.

Anyway, let’s get into the list of books that my Twitter followers recommend for the best twists.

Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks (also recommended by Janice Hallett, author of The Appeal which I recently reviewed)

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelidis (which I’ve actually written a review of which you can read here if you wish.)

The Fifth Season by N K Jemisin

I Let You Go by Claire Mackintosh

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

So there’s a fairly extensive list of books that people think have a fantastic twist. I’ll be honest, I’ve heard of a few of these in passing and read a couple more but there’s still plenty on here that I’ve had to add to my TBR list.

Below is a list of all of the books for you to go ahead and peruse at your leisure:

Have you read any of the books above? Have you got any more suggestions you think people must read? Make sure to respond to my tweet on Twitter.