What are the best books with a shocking plot twist?

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    #1Fight Club

    Fight Club

    Fight Club is Chuck Palahniuk's story of a man who leaves his lackluster job and his boss Tyler, who holds a secret fight club in the basement of bars where two men fight as long as they have to.

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    Carol Reynolds
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "If you saw and loved the movie (even despite yourself, in some cases) do yourself a favor and read Fight Club. Not only is it a really cool and different story, but it will make you re-think your relationship with the day to day drudgery of life."
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    #2Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    Gone Girl is a 2014 psychological thriller by Gillian Flynn. It tells the story of Nick Dunne and his wife Amy, and revolves around whether or not Nick was involved in his wife's disappearance. This is a tale of vengeance and deceit.

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    #3The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a crime fiction novel published in 2005. This book tells the story of Mikael Blomkvist and his struggle to redeem his honor by solving a murder for a wealthy family.

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    Roy Obrien
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I have personally read this book and watched the film adaptation, and both are very entertaining. The story involves quite a bit of depravity and adult themes, but if you have the stomach for it the twist at the end of the book makes the journey worth the while. The book is getting close to being two decades old, but it reads like a modern thriller with something for any reader with a sense for adventure and a curious bent."
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    #4Life of Pi

    Life of Pi
    Life of Pi is a Booker Prize-winning novel by Yann Martel. It tells the story of Pi Patel, who gets shipwrecked and ends up in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Adrift in the ocean, they struggled to survive for 227 days.
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    #5My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult centers on Anna, who was conceived for the sole purpose of providing bone marrow for her sister Kate, who is suffering from leukemia. Anna questions her life's purpose and starts to decide on her own.

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    Lawrence Ryan
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Really said book, I had to stop reading it. I enjoy most of her books but this was a little too close to home."
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    #6The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)

    The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)

    The Da Vinci Code is a novel about Robert Langdon's journey in finding the Louvre. He will face many challenges that includes decoding cryptic messages that involves Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings. 

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    Kyle Nichols
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "GOOD"
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    #7Fingersmith

    Fingersmith
    Fingersmith is a standalone historical fiction novel written by Sarah Waters which centers on orphan Sue Trinder who is living with Mrs. Sucksby and her family, and her love interest who is also an orphan. 
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    Raymond Gibson
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I had a hard time putting Fingersmith down. A very early twist took me be surprise and kept me pleasantly off balance for the rest of the book. This book is long, but it is worth the effort to finish."
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    #81984

    1984

    1984 is a utopian and dystopian fiction written by George Orwell. First published in 1949, it is included in the NPR Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books.

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    Marcela Molina
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Like most people, I read this first for school. But I have to say, this is a modern day morality tale that every American should read. It's really important. In some ways, it's the forerunner of the modern dystopian novels - so if you like that genre, this is the book that 'begat' them all. But if that doesn't convince you, the ending will. If you read the book, the ending will really shock you (I promise, you'll never forget it). "
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    #9We Were Liars

    We Were Liars

    This is a suspense novel starring the Sinclair family, a wealthy and perfect family who spends their summers on a private island. When Cadence was 15 tough, something terrible happened between her and a group of friends called 'the liars', and now, two years later, she starts to remember everything about the accident that made her change. 

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    #10Identical

    Identical

    Identical is a young adult fiction book written by Ellen Hopkins. This book was originally published in 2008. It narrates the story of Kaeleigh and Raeanne who are twins.

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    Laura Williamson
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I couldn't put this book down. Subject matter didn't dark me out at all, but those are my own issues... Its a fun quick read, and if you don't like it and are complaining about her style of writing grab the audio book for free. Its worth it, unless you're chicken."
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    #11Sharp Objects

    Sharp Objects

    Sharp Objects is a contemporary crime mystery thriller novel written by Gillian Flynn. It is first published in 2006 by Broadway Paperbacks.

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    Rodolfo Ayala
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "It's hard to beat all those great reviews. This is a thriller so it's sure to deliver."
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    #12City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)
    City of Bones is about 15-year-old Clary Fray and a weird murder that she witnessed in a city club. The culprit is invisible, and the body disappeared into thin air then an angel came and everything gets messier when Clary's mother is gone.
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    Emily Dunn
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare is Book 1 in a great series tied to the TV Show Shadow Hunters. I love Clary's character and found her to be very relatable as far as the emotions she experiences while trying to save her mother. I think this series may be geared toward the young adult reader, but any age can find it entertaining."
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    #13Diary: A Novel

    Diary: A Novel
    Diary: A Novel is a young adult novel written by the famous author Chuck Palahniuk, creator of hit books like Fight Club and Damned. This story is about a failed artist who rekindled her interest in painting after some challenges in life.
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    Christine Valdez
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I am not a fan of this author, his stories to me are unrealistic, boring, and nonsensical. This is not the "best book" for any reason. Even those who love him do not love this book. That should be a clue right there. Avoid this one altogether. "
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    #14A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)

    A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
    A Game of Thrones is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin. The HBO cable network turned this series in one of he most successful TV shows ever.
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    Shreyas Jhadav
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Master of contemporary fantasy comes the first novel of a landmark series unlike any you’ve ever read before. With A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has launched a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent saga, the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantasy fans everywhere."
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    #15The Ruby Brooch (The Celtic Brooch Series)

    The Ruby Brooch (The Celtic Brooch Series)

    The Ruby Brooch is a romance novel by Katherine Lowry Logan. It tells the story of Kit MacKlenna as she goes on a journey through time and space to discover the truth about her identity. It is the first novel in The Celtic Brooch series.

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    #16Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh book in the Harry Potter Series. Harry and his friends is already on their last year at Hogwarts but the adventure still continues. The battle will begin and many lives will be lost. 
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    Wang Ren
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I have to give Rowling credit: she really understands how to structure the books so you can't put them down. Just as you reach the end of a chapter (and, therefore, a logical breakpoint), she sucks you right into the next one. I re-read the series to compare the books to the movies. I think I like the books better than the movies, especially this one. She did an excellent job of tying up the loose ends. The movie had a lot of questionable subjects: like when Harry is using the Resurrection Stone, why weren't Tonks and Fred present, since Lupin was (answer: they weren't germain to telling the tale.) The only problem I have with the series is that the first book needs to have a stronger binding. Each time a new book came out, I went back and re-read all the books. So I've read Sorcerer's Stone over 10 times now, and the binding has split. The other books are still intact. I tend to treat my books very gently, so it isn't a matter of abuse, it's a matter of overuse. But they are very enjoyable."

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Best What are the best books with a shocking plot twist
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Fight ClubBooks 50 Paid
2Gone GirlBooks 43 Paid
3The Girl with the Dragon TattooBooks 43 Paid
4Life of PiBooks 38 Paid
5My Sister's KeeperBooks 37 Paid
6The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)Books 34 Paid
7FingersmithBooks 33 Paid
81984Books 29 Paid
9We Were LiarsBooks 28 Paid
10IdenticalBooks 25 Paid
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