Finally I am back at writing for the blog. This week has been hectic and busy but I am glad to get back to something I love doing. Anyways, this question was very easy for me and a certain book popped into my head immediately. If you have not read Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson, then you better get on it. The ending was crazy and so unexpected. If you are going to read it, then avoid the section called spoiler below.
Synopsis: A terrible accident has robbed Christine of her memories. She cannot remember the past – or even yesterday. Determined to discover who she is, she has begun keeping a journal before she goes to sleep. Before she can forget again.
But the truth may be more terrifying – and deadlier – than she bargained for…
This book was very intense. The main character is constantly struggling with herself and trying to remember who she is and was before her accident. Her husband goes through a lot trying to help her remember and become the person she used to be.
The crazy twist is that the man she believes is her husband since the start of the book is actually the man who caused her accident and is the reason she can’t remember – he is also not her husband (her husband is real and comes into play eventually). She also has a child that this man makes her believe died when she was in the accident.
I really recommend this one because I could not put it down without knowing what happens to the main character and how they get out of their situation. Let me know what book had a crazy plot twist for you int he comments.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (first sold under the title Ten Little Indians). I read that in my teens and the surprise ending caught me so unawares I was annoyed at myself. I should have figured it out. Since then I’ve been on the lookout for that particular plot device. It is surprising how many tv shows, movies, and books use the same plot twist. I think that particular plot twist, and the unreliable narrator plot twist, are two of the most used ones when an author wants to throw his/her readers off.
I love when you are reading a book and you think that you have it all figured out, just for it to completely turn around and throw you off. That is a sign of a great writer to me.
Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter the ending threw me completely off! I cried and was just beyond shocked.
The sign of a good book!