When is not a twist ending a twist ending?

When reader expectations for the genre call for a twist ending, but the author gives them the straight-up plotline. Yup. He dunnit.

Just finished reading an excellent book which I will spoil only to say it’s “this year’s big blockbuster.”

All through the book I’m trying to figure out what the big reveal at the end is going to be. And it turns out to be the straight-forward solution. Ha! Well done, author, well done.

There’s nothing I love more than an unexpected ending, and this, while not being a twist, was the least expected ending of all.


Plot twist ahead


Or not.


About Gina X. Grant

Gina X. Grant writes ingenious plotlines with twists, turns and sometimes magic. She is represented by Rosemary Stimola, the agent who also represents the Hunger Games series. Gina’s RELUCTANT REAPER trilogy is available from Simon and Schuster’s Pocket Star imprint. She lives in Toronto, Canada, just blocks from the house she grew up in. She’s married to a friendly curmudgeon from a mining town in Northern Ontario. They have one rescued hound, Storm, named for Gina’s other pen name. Storm Grant—the writer, not the hound dog—writes engaging action adventure with two heroes. Since 2007, she has published with a variety of e-publishers and more recently, self-publishes. Gina’s and Storm’s books are available at all your favorite etailers, such as Amazon, Kobo and iTunes. Visit ginaXgrant.com or stormgrant.com to find out more.

Posted on July 25, 2016, in Opinion, Writing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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