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:
Do you read the epilogues of books? pic.twitter.com/L7bN18oTyc— Luke’s blog 📚 Book reviewer and blogger (@Lukesblog1) January 30, 2022
What’s the one fantasy series you’d recommend to somebody looking to get into fantasy?— Luke’s blog 📚 Book reviewer and blogger (@Lukesblog1) October 28, 2021
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.
#BookTwitter – what book had the best twist in it that you’ve ever read?— Luke’s blog 📚 Book reviewer and blogger (@Lukesblog1) February 14, 2022
Don’t spoil the 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
Just finished ‘Wish You Were Here’ by Jodi Picoult which is quite frankly amazing. Great twist that I absolutely never saw coming!— Ann Williams (@Ann_Williams3) February 15, 2022
Iain Banks – The Wasp Factory— James Mylet (@JamesMylet) February 15, 2022
The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward
The Last House on Needless Street— Ellie Hawkes (@elspells13) February 15, 2022
The Silent Patient by @AlexMichaelides I had to go back and re-read the last chapter to make sure I didn’t imagine the ending— OneTiredMum (@CraftyMummy2909) February 15, 2022
The Fifth Season by N K Jemisin
The Fifth Season by N K Jemisin – once you realise it you really admire the writing even more— Runalong Womble Not Moriarty (@runalongwomble) February 15, 2022
I Let You Go by Claire Mackintosh
I Let You Go by Claire Mackintosh – Jaw.Dropped.— Lynsey Summers (@LynseyMummaDuck) February 15, 2022
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Fingersmith. Gasp out loud twist(s). Sarah Waters— Karen Wenborn (@BearskinNy) February 15, 2022
Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney
Rock Paper Scissors— Mrs C (@ZCteaches) February 15, 2022
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:
- Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
- The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
- The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward
- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
- The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
- I Let You Go by Claire Mackintosh
- Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
- Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney
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.