Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Six of the best twist endings in contemporary fiction

New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than ninety novels, best known for the single title psychological suspense novels she writes under her own name. Those books and the women’s fiction written under the pseudonym Wendy Markham have also appeared on the USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Bookscan bestseller lists.

Her current standalone suspense novel, The Other Family, is about a picture-perfect family that that moves into a picture-perfect house. But not everything is as it seems, and the page-turner concludes “with a wallop of a twist,” according to #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben.

At CrimeReads Staub tagged six of "the best surprise endings in contemporary fiction," including:
Find Me by Alafair Burke

Newly released, Find Me centers around two strong heroines, friends whose deep bond goes back to an unsolved mystery in their past. Burke is a master at plotting and pacing, and doesn’t disappoint here. Not only is this book a true page-turner with an intricate story and well-rounded cast of characters, but it combines a couple of my favorite plot points—amnesia and missing persons—and leads to an exquisite eleventh-hour shocker.
Read about another entry on the list.

Q&A with Alafair Burke.

--Marshal Zeringue