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.