Top Five Most Dramatic Twists I Read In 2020


Hello everyone,

It is the start of another week, just four days until Christmas, and time for yet another look back at my 2020 reading highlights!

This is one of my favourites. I love discussing all the best twists I have come across, and some of the ones I have read this year are among the most breathtaking I have experienced.

There are few better things in my opinion than coming across a twist that you just didn’t see coming. Here are my top five for this year, without any spoilers of course.



The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

This was a book full of intriguing mysteries and clever puzzles. It also contained lots of characters and sub-plots, and as it got closer to the end there were numerous twists to be found. But the best was saved until last; a revelation that came out of nowhere and set up the sequel brilliantly.


Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh

Of all the dramatic twists I read this year, the one towards the end of Thirteen has to be the best of all. It is the kind of twist that you only come across once in a while, a bombshell that utterly pulled the rug from underneath me in such an unexpected way.

After reading it, I spent the rest of that night in a state of shock and awe. The book was fantastic already, but that twist lifted it by another notch.


The Lies We Told by Camilla Way

This book is so full of twists, it is hard to choose just one! It was packed with tension and menace, also containing one of the most evil human characters I have come across. I was kept guessing, and there was one twist in particular just past halfway that made me reconsider everything.


The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

The twists in this book may have been repetitive and just a little far-fetched, but I would be lying if I saw them coming. They create lots of interesting revelations and also help to change the overall dynamic of the story. The main twist was indeed a ‘wow’ moment.


All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

The concept of this book and the use of dual timelines meant it kept me guessing throughout, coming up with theory after theory but with nothing to really back them up. When the truth arrived, it was a real shock, but the best thing about it was the way it was revealed. It is done in such an effective way that when I read it, I was made slightly speechless.


Have you read any of these books? Which books did you read in 2020 that contained the best twists? Let me know in the comments!

16 thoughts on “Top Five Most Dramatic Twists I Read In 2020

  1. I really love the concept for this post! I used to have a bunch of articles about books with good plot twists bookmarked and this reminded me of that time hahaha. Karen M. McManus’ books have been on my TBR for a long time and the rest of these books sound really interesting as well!

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  2. Ah I love this post idea, Stephen!! Never thought to add twists to a ranked list !!! I’m not a huge mystery person, I’m very picky, haha BUT I have been interested in The Cousins and All Your Twisted Secrets : )

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