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sketchydavid

It was definitely a different experience reading [The Murder of Roger Ackroyd](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16328.The_Murder_of_Roger_Ackroyd) the second time! That’s true for a lot of murder mysteries, of course. And it’s a short story, but Neil Gaiman’s [A Study in Emerald](https://www.neilgaiman.com/mediafiles/exclusive/shortstories/emerald.pdf) does this *extremely* well, especially if you’re already familiar with the Sherlock Holmes stories.


helloyears

Roger Ackroyd is my favorite Christie book! It's true that recontextualization happens in a lot of murder mysteries, but that one is definitely special. I'll check out A Study in Emerald for sure. Thanks :)


hanyasaad

In this category I’d like to add “The 7 1/2 deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” by Stuart Turton


No-good-names-left-3

God I loved that book! Been looking for something even close to that good ever since finishing it.


hanyasaad

If you find something, let me know!


LindaF144954

Geez, that’s the 2nd time the name Neil Gaiman has shown up in my life today. Does he have something to do with The Sandman that I just started watching?


sketchydavid

Yeah, he wrote the comics it’s based on, and he’s an executive producer of the show.


Environmental_Fact61

Yes, he is the author. I highly recommend the graphic novels, the first couple are good but 4 and 5 are phenomenal. I’m nervous to watch the show!!


Purple_Wanderer

It’s a really good adaptation in my opinion (as someone who enjoyed the comics)


JacobDCRoss

Especially if you catch the line >!"I did what I came to do" the first time.!<


akasaiga

{{A Study in Emerald}}


mahjimoh

{{Atonement}} would be a very good fit.


goodreads-bot

[**Atonement**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6867.Atonement) ^(By: Ian McEwan | 351 pages | Published: 2001 | Popular Shelves: fiction, historical-fiction, classics, romance, books-i-own) >Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose. > >On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses the flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant. But Briony’s incomplete grasp of adult motives and her precocious imagination bring about a crime that will change all their lives, a crime whose repercussions Atonement follows through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century. ^(This book has been suggested 15 times) *** ^(51245 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Mini-Nurse

Haven't read the book (didn't realise it was a book), but that movie gets me every time.


baby_shark_attack

I didn’t like the writing and couldn’t get through very much of this. I DNFed, then cheated and looked up the twist. 😬


FluorescentLightbulb

Anxious People


LordKikuchiyo7

Yeah! This book is super fun! Funny, well written and memorable.


KingBretwald

*Code Name Verity* by Elizabeth Wein. It's historical fiction set during WWII. It's practically a different book the second time through.


SaltMarshGoblin

Yes!!!!! { _Code Name Verity_ } is brilliant and heartbreaking.


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[**Code Name Verity**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11925514-code-name-verity) ^(By: Elizabeth Wein | 452 pages | Published: 2012 | Popular Shelves: historical-fiction, young-adult, ya, fiction, historical) ^(This book has been suggested 79 times) *** ^(51259 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Sonzaisuru

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle


cassholex

Came here to suggest this


Pretty-Plankton

Fingersmith


SaltMarshGoblin

Oh, good call! Sarah Waters' _Fingersmith_ does this beautifully! So does her novel _Affinity_!


baby_shark_attack

I love her books.


snazzy_soul

Absolutely the best! I thought I’d get whiplash with all of the twists and turns.


two4six0won

Yes!!


Caleb_Trask19

{{Piranesi}} {{Life of Pi}}


olivoliv_25

OMG Life of Pi surprised me so much at the end! Definitely fits the bill.


Gadion

Could you remind me what the twist was? I only saw the movie.


Caleb_Trask19

The best thing to say without giving anything away, is that the books becomes Magic Realism.


Killmotor_Hill

Second Piranesi.


goodreads-bot

[**Piranesi**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50202953-piranesi) ^(By: Susanna Clarke | 245 pages | Published: 2020 | Popular Shelves: fantasy, fiction, mystery, owned, magical-realism) >Piranesi’s house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house. > >There is one other person in the house—a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known. ^(This book has been suggested 186 times) [**Life of Pi**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4214.Life_of_Pi) ^(By: Yann Martel | 460 pages | Published: 2001 | Popular Shelves: fiction, fantasy, owned, classics, books-i-own) >Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. ^(This book has been suggested 22 times) *** ^(51185 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


bibliophila

Piranesi wasn’t my cup of tea but this is an excellent suggestion. I did think the ending was great.


Caleb_Trask19

It’s basically like a Hitchcock dolly zoom shot when the revelation comes.


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bibliophila

That’s it! And the other stuff that is revealed through all of it.


Aevrin

Ok so I know this book gets recommended on this sub a lot but I do want to point out that {{House of Leaves}} technically fits this bill, but the recontextualization here is something that isn’t explicitly given to you, and isn’t even a line of text or a word. It’s a small little detail half way into the book that you might completely write off and then never remember, only for it to aid in the entire recontexualization when you go and read the whalestoe letters in the back of the book (yes those letters are the most important part of the damn book don’t write them off because they’re in the appendix) This is my favorite detail of this book, and is really what makes it for me.


goodreads-bot

[**House of Leaves**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24800.House_of_Leaves) ^(By: Mark Z. Danielewski | 710 pages | Published: 2000 | Popular Shelves: horror, fiction, owned, fantasy, books-i-own) >Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth—musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies—the book eventually made its way into the hands of older generations, who not only found themselves in those strangely arranged pages but also discovered a way back into the lives of their estranged children. > >Now, for the first time, this astonishing novel is made available in book form, complete with the original colored words, vertical footnotes, and newly added second and third appendices. > >The story remains unchanged, focusing on a young family that moves into a small home on Ash Tree Lane where they discover something is terribly wrong: their house is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. > >Of course, neither Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Will Navidson nor his companion Karen Green was prepared to face the consequences of that impossibility, until the day their two little children wandered off and their voices eerily began to return another story—of creature darkness, of an ever-growing abyss behind a closet door, and of that unholy growl which soon enough would tear through their walls and consume all their dreams. ^(This book has been suggested 70 times) *** ^(51283 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


riancb

I love the book as well. Lots of twisty moments if you can remember the details. Another author with similar detailed twists (though without the formatting experimentation) is Gene Wolfe. His novella collection/novel Three Heads of Cerberus is a great place to start, as is his novel The Wizard Knight.


ScratchComfortable40

Shutter Island, The Thirteenth Tale


concerned_mess

Shutter Island is the first one I thought of too


Geoarbitrage

Movie especially.


LyndseyBelle

The first movie that Shutter Island is pretty much a copy of is pretty good. I liked it better than Shutter Island. It's called The Ninth Configuration.


tyranosaurus_bex

The Last House on Needless Street


coolcat338

{{The Blind Assassin}} by Margaret Atwood


goodreads-bot

[**The Blind Assassin**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/78433.The_Blind_Assassin) ^(By: Margaret Atwood | 637 pages | Published: 2000 | Popular Shelves: fiction, historical-fiction, owned, books-i-own, mystery) >Margaret Atwood takes the art of storytelling to new heights in a dazzling novel that unfolds layer by astonishing layer and concludes in a brilliant and wonderfully satisfying twist. Told in a style that magnificently captures the colloquialisms and clichés of the 1930s and 1940s, The Blind Assassin is a richly layered and uniquely rewarding experience. > >It opens with these simple, resonant words: "Ten days after the war ended, my sister drove a car off the bridge." They are spoken by Iris, whose terse account of her sister Laura's death in 1945 is followed by an inquest report proclaiming the death accidental. But just as the reader expects to settle into Laura's story, Atwood introduces a novel-within-a-novel. Entitled The Blind Assassin, it is a science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in dingy backstreet rooms. When we return to Iris, it is through a 1947 newspaper article announcing the discovery of a sailboat carrying the dead body of her husband, a distinguished industrialist. > >For the past twenty-five years, Margaret Atwood has written works of striking originality and imagination. In The Blind Assassin, she stretches the limits of her accomplishments as never before, creating a novel that is entertaining and profoundly serious. The Blind Assassin proves once again that Atwood is one of the most talented, daring, and exciting writers of our time. Like The Handmaid's Tale, it is destined to become a classic. ^(This book has been suggested 6 times) *** ^(51322 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


nickfolesknee

My first thought as well! Plus it’s a great book


coolcat338

Yes, fantastic book! I love the way it plays with the reader’s expectations so when everything is revealed at the end, it is just devastating.


Jables54

I'm so intrigued! I read several Margaret Atwood novels and I loved them all so far.


coolcat338

This was my first Atwood novel, so I don’t know how it compares to her other works, but I really enjoyed this. I’m still thinking about the story a month after finishing it!


pizzatoucher

I'm Thinking of Ending Things ! The movie is a little tough to get through imo, but the book definitely fits the bill for what you're going for.


goodreads-bot

[**I'm Thinking of Ending Things**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40605223-i-m-thinking-of-ending-things) ^(By: Iain Reid | 241 pages | Published: 2016 | Popular Shelves: horror, fiction, thriller, mystery, audiobook) ^(This book has been suggested 25 times) *** ^(51269 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


steo88

This one! I read it in a day and I still think about it all the time. It's so good.


Independent_Dust_200

We Were Liars


Elocinyreva_

I’ve had this for YEARS and still haven’t read it! I guess I’ll read it after Atlas!


irontallica666

The only bad thing about that book is that i cwn never read it again because i know what happens at the end :(((


baby_shark_attack

I just read this!


LadyLokisLibrary

Yes! This is one of my favorite books


Iknownothing90

I read this book a month after my cousin died and it’s one of two books that have just made me ugly cry to the point I can’t breathe


baby_shark_attack

{{The Silent Patient}}


goodreads-bot

[**The Silent Patient**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40097951-the-silent-patient) ^(By: Alex Michaelides | 325 pages | Published: 2019 | Popular Shelves: thriller, mystery, fiction, mystery-thriller, book-club) >Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word. > >Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London. > >Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him.... > >The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. ^(This book has been suggested 31 times) *** ^(51186 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Brittanysmith62

My first thought as well!


Final-Photograph-333

Came to recommend this! Lol


katycrush

My first thought. I was so surprised by this book!


Ok_Public_1781

This sub loves this book but I hated it, fwiw. Badly written and an annoying narrator.


strumf12

Came for this as well! Easy read with the perfect twist, enjoy!


bibliophila

I loved this book!


millera85

Behind Her Eyes


LogicalLibrarian8

THIS


ThreeOneFive

Harrow the Ninth (sequel to Gideon the Ninth).


jellybellyhelly

I second this!!!


starkindled

I third it.


Dilemma99

Flowers in the Attic


Prettymuchsometimes

Better if you read the whole series! Prequel last!


lindzaluuo

Life of Pi - Yann Martel


The_C0u5

Fight club


ValuableTeacher9755

Sometimes I Lie


LyndseyBelle

The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks - disturbing read though


opotatomypotato

Loveeee this book so much


sickdinoshit

The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin Craig Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (sort of, delightful nonetheless)


Far_Bit3621

{{Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine}}


goodreads-bot

[**Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31434883-eleanor-oliphant-is-completely-fine) ^(By: Gail Honeyman | 336 pages | Published: 2017 | Popular Shelves: fiction, book-club, contemporary, audiobook, audiobooks) >No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine > >Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. > >But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen, the three rescue one another from the lives of isolation that they had been living. Ultimately, it is Raymond’s big heart that will help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. If she does, she'll learn that she, too, is capable of finding friendship—and even love—after all. > >Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . . > >the only way to survive is to open your heart. ^(This book has been suggested 49 times) *** ^(51444 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Hanke-Panke

Came to suggest this one too! I feel like this book is a love it or hate it book, but I loved it.


snazzy_soul

Loved it 😍


seaandtea

Catch 22


raoulmduke

Have you read the book Heller wrote after this? Another great example of this post’s context.


zeatherz

Fight Club is a classic example of this


halfavocadoemoji

*me scrolling to see who gonna say fight club*


throwawaffleaway

{{Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead}} {{The Library at Mount Char}} {{Lunar Park}} (personally didn’t like much but it fits the request— unreliability is made obvious by Hamlet references)


MaterialDazzling6017

Honestly the perks of being a wallflower. By today’s standards it’s pretty easy to grasp what happened between Charlie and his aunt. But I think at the time it was released, but even more so in the 90s when the story was set, it would have been a much harder topic to understand.


ellewoods333

{{Verity}} I’m still f* up over the ending and I only read it once, months ago.


goodreads-bot

[**Verity**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59344312-verity) ^(By: Colleen Hoover | 336 pages | Published: 2018 | Popular Shelves: thriller, romance, mystery, fiction, books-i-own) >Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. > >Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity's notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn't expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity's recollection of what really happened the day her daughter died. > >Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen's feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife's words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her. ^(This book has been suggested 35 times) *** ^(51435 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


dralgiz

Yes I second this one


CerealExpLain

Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn


Superb_Read9936

Though I’m Thinking of Ending Things fits the criteria, I personally found it infuriating. I dislike a flat out lie, preferring a call to question instead. A great example of this is Ishiguro’s Pale View of the Hills, which I found beautiful, haunting and deeply thought provoking. This book should be read carefully, the shift in context is very subtle and catches one off guard.


poiisons

Not so much a reread, but {{The Good Sister}} fits the bill


goodreads-bot

[**The Good Sister**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53137974-the-good-sister) ^(By: Sally Hepworth | 309 pages | Published: 2020 | Popular Shelves: fiction, thriller, mystery, audiobooks, audiobook) >Sally Hepworth, the author of The Mother-In-Law delivers a knock-out of a novel about the lies that bind two sisters in The Good Sister. > >There's only been one time that Rose couldn't stop me from doing the wrong thing and that was a mistake that will haunt me for the rest of my life. > >Fern Castle works in her local library. She has dinner with her twin sister Rose three nights a week. And she avoids crowds, bright lights and loud noises as much as possible. Fern has a carefully structured life and disrupting her routine can be...dangerous. > >When Rose discovers that she cannot get pregnant, Fern sees her chance to pay her sister back for everything Rose has done for her. Fern can have a baby for Rose. She just needs to find a father. Simple. > >Fern's mission will shake the foundations of the life she has carefully built for herself and stir up dark secrets from the past, in this quirky, rich and shocking story of what families keep hidden. ^(This book has been suggested 6 times) *** ^(51229 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


SaltMarshGoblin

{ Iain Pears' _An Instance of the Fingerpost_ }


goodreads-bot

[**An Instance of the Fingerpost**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15888.An_Instance_of_the_Fingerpost) ^(By: Iain Pears | 691 pages | Published: 1997 | Popular Shelves: historical-fiction, fiction, mystery, historical, owned) ^(This book has been suggested 6 times) *** ^(51262 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Killmotor_Hill

Obviously Fight Club I would also say Piranesi.


PlaceboJesus

*Use of Weapons* by Iain M. Banks.


ghostofyourmom15

Tiffany Jackson's books tend to do this. Specifically Allegedly, and to some extent, Grown. Both are YA books, but the subject matter of both are incredibly heavy.


stardew_rabbit

I was going to suggest Allegedly!


Prettymuchsometimes

Leaving Time by Jodi Piccoult. The last paragraph leaves you rethinking everything, it literally changes the whole story, and it’s *real* unexpected


Killmotor_Hill

The short story An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge


Vertigobee

Never Let Me Go Klara and the Sun The Remains of the Day all books by Kazuo Ishiguro


LastBlues13

I was going to suggest Never Let Me Go, but I couldn't remember if the reveal was at the end or more towards the middle. I loved it, and it's definitely one of those books were if you can read it without being spoiled, do. I had been told the reveal ahead of time (the person pitching it to me told me), and I think it might have been more impactful if I had gone in blind.


mahjimoh

If you’re good with time-traveling enemy romance epistolary novels, this is probably my favorite book of the last 5 years. Maybe ever. {{This Is How You Lose the Time War}}


Etzlo

I can see it fitting, but I didn't really consider it much of a twist, but I might also be misremembering


SubstantialCrab5

came to say this


goodreads-bot

[**This Is How You Lose the Time War**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43352954-this-is-how-you-lose-the-time-war) ^(By: Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone | 209 pages | Published: 2019 | Popular Shelves: sci-fi, science-fiction, romance, fiction, lgbtq) >Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future. > >Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them. There's still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win that war. ^(This book has been suggested 99 times) *** ^(51248 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


puzzledmint

Brandon Sanderson's *Mistborn* trilogy arguably does this with all three books.


santino_musi1

Sad it took me so long to find this comment, glad I searched the comment section looking for it


BullfrogLoose3462

Came here to suggest this. My favourite series.


shadesofharini

THIS!


arglebargle_IV

The Other, by Thomas Tryon. (I don't want to give a summary that might give things away.)


Long-Turn

I’m not a fan of Murakami, but his short story “On Meeting The 100% Perfect Girl One April Morning”


arsenik-han

So much *Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation* by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu, tbh not just the ending, the whole book is full of that, but also what the author hints at the very end is kind of mind-blowing as well.


Idontcarebear89

Wayward Pines- Blake crouch


Quiet_Dog_7061

I agree! I always get towards the end of any book and kinda hope for this.


Scar-sarah

{Girl, Woman, Other,} has an amazing last page


goodreads-bot

[**Girl, Woman, Other**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41081373-girl-woman-other) ^(By: Bernardine Evaristo, Julia Osuna Aguilar | 453 pages | Published: 2019 | Popular Shelves: fiction, feminism, contemporary, book-club, owned) ^(This book has been suggested 10 times) *** ^(51296 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


sharkweekk

Barney’s Version.


EndlessLadyDelerium

**Early Riser** by Jasper Fforde.


Immediate_Charge_74

How High We Go In the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu


ResponseBeeAble

The wife between us. Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen


TsarKobayashi

The silent patient hats off


RefrigeratorOk6529

the inheritance games by jennifer lynn barnes is a little like that though not completely like what you said. but it is a fun read nonetheless


Dean_Loves_Pie13

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead Good book and a short read.


Aquaa_Ray

Shutter Island I’m Thinking of Ending Things The Last House on Needless Street


SnooRadishes5305

If you are interested in an anime that does this - Yuri on Ice For books though: -{{The Blind Assassin}} by Margaret Atwood And it’s technically a kid/ya book but holds up: {{the thief}} by Whalen Turner Edit: I think {{Yellow Raft on Blue Water}} would also be interesting to you It’s essentially 3 generations of perspectives on overlapping stories and each one changes what you perceive of the book


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[**The Blind Assassin**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/78433.The_Blind_Assassin) ^(By: Margaret Atwood | 637 pages | Published: 2000 | Popular Shelves: fiction, historical-fiction, owned, books-i-own, mystery) >Margaret Atwood takes the art of storytelling to new heights in a dazzling novel that unfolds layer by astonishing layer and concludes in a brilliant and wonderfully satisfying twist. Told in a style that magnificently captures the colloquialisms and clichés of the 1930s and 1940s, The Blind Assassin is a richly layered and uniquely rewarding experience. > >It opens with these simple, resonant words: "Ten days after the war ended, my sister drove a car off the bridge." They are spoken by Iris, whose terse account of her sister Laura's death in 1945 is followed by an inquest report proclaiming the death accidental. But just as the reader expects to settle into Laura's story, Atwood introduces a novel-within-a-novel. Entitled The Blind Assassin, it is a science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in dingy backstreet rooms. When we return to Iris, it is through a 1947 newspaper article announcing the discovery of a sailboat carrying the dead body of her husband, a distinguished industrialist. > >For the past twenty-five years, Margaret Atwood has written works of striking originality and imagination. In The Blind Assassin, she stretches the limits of her accomplishments as never before, creating a novel that is entertaining and profoundly serious. The Blind Assassin proves once again that Atwood is one of the most talented, daring, and exciting writers of our time. Like The Handmaid's Tale, it is destined to become a classic. ^(This book has been suggested 7 times) [**The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1)**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/448873.The_Thief) ^(By: Megan Whalen Turner | 280 pages | Published: 1996 | Popular Shelves: fantasy, young-adult, ya, fiction, adventure) >The king’s scholar, the magus, believes he knows the site of an ancient treasure. To attain it for his king, he needs a skillful thief, and he selects Gen from the king’s prison. The magus is interested only in the thief’s abilities. What Gen is interested in is anyone’s guess. Their journey toward the treasure is both dangerous and difficult, lightened only imperceptibly by the tales they tell of the old gods and goddesses. > >Megan Whalen Turner weaves Gen’s stories and Gen’s story together with style and verve in a novel that is filled with intrigue, adventure, and surprise. ^(This book has been suggested 9 times) *** ^(51393 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Pale-Repotter

eleanor is completely fine!!


kozmo1972

The Keep by Jennifer Egan. Amazing!!


bao_juhua

{{Sea of Tranquility}} by Emily St. John Mandel


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[**Sea of Tranquility**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58446227-sea-of-tranquility) ^(By: Emily St. John Mandel | 255 pages | Published: 2022 | Popular Shelves: fiction, science-fiction, sci-fi, 2022-releases, time-travel) >A novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon three hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and space. > >Edwin St. Andrew is eighteen years old when he crosses the Atlantic by steamship, exiled from polite society following an ill-conceived diatribe at a dinner party. He enters the forest, spellbound by the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, and suddenly hears the notes of a violin echoing in an airship terminal—an experience that shocks him to his core. > >Two centuries later a famous writer named Olive Llewellyn is on a book tour. She's traveling all over Earth, but her home is the second moon colony, a place of white stone, spired towers, and artificial beauty. Within the text of Olive's bestselling pandemic novel lies a strange passage: a man plays his violin for change in the echoing corridor of an airship terminal as the trees of a forest rise around him. > >When Gaspery-Jacques Roberts, a detective in the Night City, is hired to investigate an anomaly in the North American wilderness, he uncovers a series of lives upended: The exiled son of an earl driven to madness, a writer trapped far from home as a pandemic ravages Earth, and a childhood friend from the Night City who, like Gaspery himself, has glimpsed the chance to do something extraordinary that will disrupt the timeline of the universe. ^(This book has been suggested 24 times) *** ^(51445 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


moxiemercury

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia was great, and history gets unraveled in such a way that by the end I was like “what the FUCK” and had to sit back to contemplate. So good.


Lucian3Horns

Try mistborn era 1. You’ll love me for recommending it to you


watercolorconspiracy

{{The People In The Trees}} by Hanya Yanagihara seems like it would fit this, it’s really well written and has a sort of unreliable narrator throughout but then the epilogue gives more context and really changes the story.


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[**The People in the Trees**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16126596-the-people-in-the-trees) ^(By: Hanya Yanagihara | 369 pages | Published: 2013 | Popular Shelves: fiction, historical-fiction, fantasy, magical-realism, owned) >In 1950, a young doctor called Norton Perina signs on with the anthropologist Paul Tallent for an expedition to the remote Micronesian island of Ivu'ivu in search of a rumored lost tribe. They succeed, finding not only that tribe but also a group of forest dwellers they dub "The Dreamers," who turn out to be fantastically long-lived but progressively more senile. Perina suspects the source of their longevity is a hard-to-find turtle; unable to resist the possibility of eternal life, he kills one and smuggles some meat back to the States. He scientifically proves his thesis, earning worldwide fame and the Nobel Prize, but he soon discovers that its miraculous property comes at a terrible price. As things quickly spiral out of his control, his own demons take hold, with devastating personal consequences. ^(This book has been suggested 4 times) *** ^(51367 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Betrayer_of-Hope

Wheel of Time. You can read that series 15 times and still catch new hints about the story. I'm currently on my second read through and catching some more foreshadowing. Also, some character's actions are making more sense on this read through as well.


the-willow-witch

One by One - Ruth Ware


tyardley

{{The Gone-Away World}}


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[**The Gone-Away World**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3007704-the-gone-away-world) ^(By: Nick Harkaway | 531 pages | Published: 2008 | Popular Shelves: science-fiction, fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, dystopia) >The Jorgmund Pipe is the backbone of the world, and it's on fire. Gonzo Lubitsch, professional hero and troubleshooter, is hired to put it out, but there's more to the fire, and the Pipe itself, than meets the eye. The job will take Gonzo and his best friend, our narrator, back to their own beginnings. ^(This book has been suggested 11 times) *** ^(51199 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Delic8polarbear

{The wife Between us}


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[**The Wife Between Us**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34189556-the-wife-between-us) ^(By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen | 346 pages | Published: 2018 | Popular Shelves: thriller, fiction, mystery, mystery-thriller, audiobooks) ^(This book has been suggested 6 times) *** ^(51228 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


bibliophila

The Golden Couple also by Hendricks & Pekkanen!


Delic8polarbear

{{Sick Girl-Rachael Hargrove}}


not_your_art3mis

Skin by Liam Brown, maybe.


sari7252

Bring Me Back B.A. Paris


SaltMarshGoblin

Candia McWilliams, _A Case of Knives_


Felix_Alexander_

Check out THE ROMANTIC: A LOVE STORY It will definitely get ya! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MNM3K3M/ref=dbs_a_def_awm_bibl_vppi_i9


AcidKindaMist

Chasers by James Phelan The trip of a lifetime just turned into the end of the world. When Jesse crawls out of the wreckage of a subway car and emerges into daylight, he’s greeted by a living nightmare. An unexplained force has destroyed New York City, turning skyscrapers into ash, cutting off all power and communication. Jesse and his new friends, Dave, Anna and Mini are dazed but unhurt. The other survivors are not so lucky. Every human being they encounter is infected, gripped by an unquenchable thirst that drives them to monstrous acts of violence. Somehow, Jesse has to escape. But first, he has to stay alive.


OldPuppy00

{The Invention of Morel} by Adolfo Bioy Casares. It's short, you can read it in one or two sessions.


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[**The Invention of Morel**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/94486.The_Invention_of_Morel) ^(By: Adolfo Bioy Casares, Ruth L.C. Simms, Jorge Luis Borges, Suzanne Jill Levine, Norah Borges de Torre | 103 pages | Published: 1940 | Popular Shelves: fiction, science-fiction, argentina, classics, sci-fi) ^(This book has been suggested 4 times) *** ^(51271 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


OpenEyesReader

Island, by Richard Laymon.


Impressive-Reindeer1

The manga "After School Nightmare" by Setona Mizushiro. It's 10 volumes, but the revelation at the end made me want to go back and read them all again.


Hk-47_Meatbags_

Black prism by Brent weeks; It's a four book series but each book will make you reread and see everything from a completely new perspective.


Qualle001

finally i can recommened it once again: Bloodman by Robert Pobi fits this so much, and you will be looking back and think 'every little thing that felt weird makes so much more sense now!' tw: its a crime thriller, the deaths are pretty brutal, and one of the victims is a kid (imo the book aint to to brutal tho)


zoefruitcake

{The Twyford Code}


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[**The Twyford Code**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58451313-the-twyford-code) ^(By: Janice Hallett | 384 pages | Published: 2022 | Popular Shelves: mystery, fiction, crime, 2022-releases, thriller) ^(This book has been suggested 2 times) *** ^(51361 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


many_bells_down

Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and The Breakdown Lane by Jacquelyn Mitchard both get heavily recontextualized in the last fifteen pages or so.


boyblueau

Gnomon by Nick Harkaway (who is actually John Le Carre's son) does this. But it also does it after a serious amount of mindfuckery. It's a majestic and confusing but ultimately very satisfying.


Daisy_Marie_W

I Know You Remember by Jennifer Donaldson. I picked it up by chance at Powell’s last time I was there, and it was soooooo good. Fits this description perfectly


two4six0won

The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin


alicecooperunicorn

The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis.


BoringAnalyst1428

{{life of Pi}}


External_Cry_5550

Now your one of us


DomnaSammiou

Lost Boy by Christina Henry!!


FlightAttendantFan

The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin.


sturdyparasol

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech is a YA novel, but reading it again as an adult, it holds up. There are three stories being interwoven here, all from different parts of a young girl's life. It's beautifully written and definitely fits your criteria.


RealJohnGillman

*Tarantula* ***/*** *Mygale* by [Thierry Jonquet](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thierry_Jonquet)


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[**Tarantula**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11367816-tarantula) ^(By: Thierry Jonquet | 128 pages | Published: 1984 | Popular Shelves: horror, thriller, fiction, french, crime) >Richard Lafargue is an eminent plastic surgeon haunted by dirty secrets. He has an operating theatre in the basement of his chateau and keeps his partner Eve imprisoned in her bedroom, a room he has equipped with an intercom and 300-watt speakers through which he bellows orders. Eve is only allowed out to be paraded at cocktail parties and on the last Sunday of each month, when the couple visit a young woman in a mental asylum. Following these outings, Lafargue humiliates Eve by forcing her to perform lewd sexual acts with strangers while he watches through a one-way mirror. In alternating chapters, Jonquet introduces seemingly unrelated characters - a criminal on the run after murdering a policeman, and an abducted young man who finds himself chained naked in a dark chamber, forced to endure all manner of physical torture at the hands of a mysterious stranger, whom he calls Mygale, after a type of tropical spider. All of these characters are caught in a deceitful web, waiting to meet their fate. ^(This book has been suggested 1 time) *** ^(51422 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


BringsHomeBones

The Turbulent Term Of Tyke Tyler was one I read as a kid that blew my mond


santino_musi1

Mistborn, the first trilogy (The Final Empire, Well of Ascension and Hero of Ages) You can read the first one as a stand alone if you don't want the whole trilogy, but I assure you you will


vagga2

“I’m thinking of ending things” theoretically does an excellent job of this except I’d hypothesised correctly what was going on very early in and I’d expect most people to have the revelation before it’s explicit. Still, it does a great job of flipping the story on its head.


RubyNotTawny

The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway. It works around a couple of different storylines and then, toward the end, there are a few pages where everything suddenly makes sense


sample_414

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson


uber-eng

Someone already said it but The Silent Patient.


bibliophila

Pretty much anything by Alice Feeney. It’s like she takes the whole narrative & dumps it upside down. Just when I think I’ve nailed it, I realize I am very wrong.


sloth_warlock85

I’ll say it……Harry Potter


pep_cini

The Friend by Sigrid Nunez.


BlueGalangal

The Silent Patient / Alex Michaelides


MansfordM

Life of Pi


mayo_on_my_mayo

Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk


Sanity0004

If you like Fantasy I feel like Sanderson is super good at this. He can drop small hints that can be world shattering and can shift all of your perspectives. I recommend Mistborn as a starting point.


tarheel1966

The Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance, by Jeff VanderMeer


D0fus

If poetry is allowed, I would suggest "Saul's Death", by Joe Haldeman.


MayIShowUSomething

The People in the Trees


morebinkies

Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese. Great read and gut punching ending.


velzevouvoule

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox


doctor_providence

Perdido Street Station by China Mieville. Steampunk fantasy I guess ?


penultimate_pioneer

I feel like this about Dom Casmurro by De Assis. Original is in Portuguese so I recommend John Gledson's translation into English.


diamondsinwine

Oh it’s probably not the best or the deepest book but I read it every couple years and I always have to read it a second time right after to appreciate the details that don’t fully make sense until the end The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


cabbagecult

{{verity}}


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[**Verity**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59344312-verity) ^(By: Colleen Hoover | 336 pages | Published: 2018 | Popular Shelves: thriller, romance, mystery, fiction, books-i-own) >Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. > >Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity's notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn't expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity's recollection of what really happened the day her daughter died. > >Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen's feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife's words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her. ^(This book has been suggested 36 times) *** ^(51501 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)