Thursday, September 16, 2010

Today's Special - - Jeanne Adams

It's my pleasure to introduce to you the sweet, funny and immensely talented, Jeanne Adams. A former marketing executive, Jeanne also has degrees in interior design and landscape design, worked in the funeral and cemetery business for several years and teaches classes on fascinating topics such as Body Disposal. Is it any wonder she's a successful suspense writer? A busy wife and mother of two boys, she now works as a consultant and full-time writer of thrilling romantic suspense novels like her recent release, Deadly Little Secrets. For more information about Jeanne, check out her website here.  You can also connect with her at facebook, twitter and at the Romance Bandits.  Please help me welcome Jeanne to The Romance Dish!



I Didn't See It Coming....or The Big Twist.

By Jeanne Adams

I love hearing those six words..."Oh, I didn't see THAT coming!' When someone says it about one of my books, it just makes me want to bounce in my tatty office chair and clap my hands like a six-year-old. It's such a delight to pull off a good twisty ending. It's so wonderful to have a reader tell me they enjoy it, to tell me that I've been subtle enough about all the clues so that it doesn't seem like the villain has a neon sign over his head saying, GUILTY!!!

My latest book, Deadly Little Secrets, has been out for almost two weeks now and I'm (blessedly! happily!) starting to receive email from readers about it. Universally the overwhelmingly consistent comment has been about the twist at the end.

There are variations on the theme, but in most of them, those lovely words keep coming. "WOW, I SO didn't see that coming!" Grins. I even got this comment from my editor. How cool is THAT?

I have to confess that this book was very fun to write. I do plot my books, but only minimally, which means that I mostly fly by the seat of my pants for the balance of the story. This does make it very, very interesting when you choose to twist and turn and double-back the story on itself to keep people guessing. At one point, I was three quarters of the way through the manuscript version of Deadly Little Secrets, and found myself thinking...now where was I going with that bit again? Ha! I had to go read the story from the beginning so I could pick up that plot thread.

So you can see, it's sometimes hard to make that balance between making the story so twisted up that readers (and the writer!) get confused, and leading the reader through the logic of twists and turns so that they, like the hero and heroine, uncover the clues that make the story and their relationship, go forward. Interestingly enough, when you write twisty books, you get better and better at spotting the clues as you read other suspenses and mysteries. That, more than anything, is what makes is SO special when you actually DO pull it off. That said, I've read many a wonderful book where I figured out the plot twists, but still thoroughly enjoyed the story. For me, figuring it out doesn't make the story less entertaining, and if the story's good, it's good, and I'll go back to it and buy more from that author. I'm sure this happens to editors all the time, with the sheer volume of material they read. (Which again, is what made it so special that I "caught" my editor with the twist!)





Now, having said all that (and, alas, being a bit less modest than I probably should) I do love a good book with a good twist that keeps me guessing alllll the way through. One of my favorites, in terms of not being able to figure it out till the very end, is Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent. Oh, my goodness, talk about not seeing it coming! And the movie? They completely captured the essence of the twist there as well.







Then there are the early books in Patricia Cornwell's series featuring Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta. In the first three, especially, I confess to being completely bamfoozled when "whodunit" was revealed. Cornwell's books are dense, packed with detail and WHAMMO! a twist at the end. Superb! Then there's Dan Brown's DaVinci Code. Oh, my. Now, there's a twist! There are tons more both in regular suspense fiction and romantic suspense, of course, but those come to mind as books where I sat, open-mouthed, thinking...Whoa! Didn't see THAT coming!

Now that I've prattled along, what do you think? Do you love a twist at the end of a book, or do you like figuring it out along the way without the surprise?

Are you a reader who usually figures it out before the end? Have you ever been surprised into a "Whoa!" moment? Care to share which authors got you?

Does getting that twist, that surprise at the end, make you eager for another book by that author?

Let's have some fun and talk about some twists! At the end of the day, we'll pick a random winner for a Dark and Deadly Little Gift pack.

83 comments:

  1. Twists at the end of a book always make me eager for the next book! I feel the same way about cliffhangers. If I ever read a book or watch a TV show with one of those, I practically die for the next book or episode. Especially if it's a book that won't be released for a while or a season finale of a show. ;)

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  2. Jeanne, a fun post! I love a twist at the end. That won't make me buy or not buy the next book, but it nudges me toward buying.

    I'm not usually that great at figuring out what's coming. However, I do get annoyed if I'm presented with a resolution and, looking back, don't feel that the clues were there so that I could have figured it out. I need to be able to say, "Oh, yeah--I see now." If my reaction, instead, is "Huh? Where'd that come from?" then I feel cheated, like the author didn't play fair.

    I've never seen you bounce in your chair and clap. But I derive great pleasure from the way your characters blow stuff up. :-)

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  3. Hey, Miss Jeanne, how wonderful to see you here today! And I love your interview. Mind you, I'm not sure if it's the JA that I know and love. They called you sweet! You're the boom gal! You ain't sweet, hon!!!!

    Love a good twist at the end. One of the terrible things about having read as many books as I have is that often you can see the twist coming. I'm about halfway through Deadly Little Secrets. Oh, man, just loving it! Wonder just what a switcheroo you're going to pull on me!

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  4. Hi TrishaM! So good to see you here at the Dish!

    What's your fav TV show with cliffhangers? Last year's NCIS and last year's Criminal Minds nearly drove me mad with waiting to see what happened.

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  5. Hey Nancy! A Romance Bandit popping by...

    Oh, good, a twist at least nudges you in the "right" direction. Grins. (Right by MY standards...heehee)

    Had to LOL - and agree - that if the author brings me to a totally unexpected conclusion (the Huh? bit) I'm not inclined to like the book at all.

    Snork. Nancy is a fellow Boom Bandit, we both love the way things go BOOM! Hahah! Thanks for the compliment, Nancy!

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  6. Hey Anna! Ooooh, I can't wait to hear what you think of the book when you finish. Grins.

    As to sweet...well...I AM sweet to people I like! Grins. And I really LIKE the Dishies.

    All in all, I'd rather blow stuff up, but I can be sweet when I want....sometimes....

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  7. Congrats on new release, Jeanne. I'm a huge suspense and mystery fan, so I love the twist. Many times I actually expect a twist and am disappointed when there isn't any. The twists in "No Way Out" and "The Usual Suspects" are some of the best ones I've seen in movies.

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  8. Oh, of course, you're ALWAYS sweet to me! Yeah, right! ;-) Boom!

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  9. Jane, I remember that twist in No Way Out. Amazing! Didn't see that one coming. Actually I saw The Sixth Sense early enough that nobody had told me the ending. I was shocked by that twist too!

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  10. Hi Jane! I know what you mean about being disappointed when you expect a twist and there just ISN'T one. Leaves one feeling a bit...cheated.

    Oh, and I adored No Way Out. Talk about not seeing THAT one coming! Grins. And what a great cast. Same with The Usual Suspects.

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  11. Anna said: Actually I saw The Sixth Sense early enough that nobody had told me the ending. I was shocked by that twist too!

    Anna, I did too and was quite surprised. I had begun to suspect it, but then they'd do someting else where he'd seem to talk to someone solid, who could see him and I'd think...hmmmm maybe I'm wrong....

    Grins. Great movie, that one!

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  12. I usually figure out whodunit but I love it when I am wrong...LOL
    So do we have any boom booms in Deadly Litte Secrets? Karen Rose can put a little twist at the end that will surprise and amaze. She has the sweetest face and can right the most scary books.

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  13. Congratulations on your new book Jeanne! I am not too good at figuring out whodunnit which is fine with me because I enjoy the story more when I'm not sure. I just finished Cynthia Eden's Deadly Fear and I did not pick out the killer at all.

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  14. Hey Jeanne! Can't wait to get my hands on this book!

    A good twisty movie I saw recently was The Perfect Getwaway--surprises on several levels!

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  15. Hi Trisha! You said; If I ever read a book or watch a TV show with one of those, I practically die for the next book or episode.

    I so agree and after reading Jeanne's latest, Deadly Little Secrets, I'm practically drooling in anticipation of the next book!

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  16. Hi Nancy! I pride myself on being able to figure out the twists before I get to them but I definitely had one of those "Whoa!" moments with Deadly Little Secrets!

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  17. LOL @ Anna! Of course she's sweet! Just because she has that twinkle in her eye that says something could go BOOM! at any second doesn't mean she's not sweet. ;-)

    If you're halfway through the book then you have some fantastic reading still ahead. I want to know what you think of the twist once you've finished the book and if you saw it coming!

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  18. Hi Jeanne! It's great to have you with us today. I don't watch Criminal Minds but I think NCIS had a lot of people biting their nails over the summer.

    One of the best cliffhangers of all time, in my opinion, was the "Who Shot JR" cliffhanger on the TV show, Dallas. It was all anybody could talk about over the summer of 1980 (and since I'm coming up on another birthday, those of you who weren't born yet don't need to share that info with me. *g*). People talked about it at work, at home, on TV, in magazines...everywhere!

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  19. Hi Jane! That twist in No Way Out was incredible. Caught me totally off guard!

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  20. Dianna said; Karen Rose can put a little twist at the end that will surprise and amaze. She has the sweetest face and can right the most scary books.

    The first time I met Karen in person I remember thinking that there was no way this sweet woman could write those books. Talk about hidden depths! lol!

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  21. Maureen, I like it when an author keeps me guessing. I haven't read Cynthia Eden yet but I have one of hers in my tbr. Sounds like I need to move it up the stack.

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  22. Deb, do yourself a favor and pick up Deadly Little Secrets soon. It's a fabulous romantic suspense story - one of the best I've read all year!

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  23. I love a good twist and I consider the book or movie a success if I get that I didn't see that coming feeling. The last movie I saw that I got that feeling from was Ghost Writer. I have been looking for books that promise a great 'Aha' ending and now I got to check out yours after reading your interview.

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  24. Gigi, I'm very good at guessing twists and solving mysteries before they're revealed to me but this is the message I sent Jeanne as soon as I finished Deadly Little Secrets.

    "LOVED the book! Couldn't believe that ending! Wow! Didn't see that one coming at all!"

    Hope it surprises you too! :)

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  25. The NCIS finale was so intense! I can't wait til Tuesday! ;) I got hooked on a couple of new shows this summer: Covert Affairs and Rizzoli and Isles. Both of these shows had cliffhangers and I have to wait an entire year for one of them!

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  26. Jeanne's in the house!! I'm off to work, but I'll try to come back later today.

    Love a good cliffhanger at the end of a book! Definitely leaves me anxious for the next one.

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  27. Movie with a twist- Alfred Hitchcock's Pshyco!!

    Book with a surprise ending- Sandra Brown's Mirror Image (the killer was after the guy not the girl)

    Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie This is my daughter's favorite book!

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  28. Hi Dianna! So great to see you here today!

    Of course there's boom in Deadly Little Secrets...this is me writing it...grins.

    XYou said: Karen Rose can put a little twist at the end that will surprise and amaze. She has the sweetest face and can right the most scary books. Oh, you are SO right! And she's a very generous, sweet person IN person as well.

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  29. Good Morning, Maureen! You said: I am not too good at figuring out whodunnit which is fine with me because I enjoy the story more when I'm not sure.

    Too true! I enjoy it more as well, but I can still enjoy seeing how the author gets to the end and the HEA, even if I figure it out. It's also REALLY fun when I think I've been all jaded and figured it out and I'm wrong...

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  30. Hey Deb! I hope you like Deadly Little Secrets when you do pick it up. Grins.

    You said: A good twisty movie I saw recently was The Perfect Getwaway--surprises on several levels!

    I've not seen that one...*makes note to rent*

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  31. PJ said: I so agree and after reading Jeanne's latest, Deadly Little Secrets, I'm practically drooling in anticipation of the next book!

    *Blush* Thanks PJ! Just for those who don't know, the next book, Deadly Little Lies continues this story. It'll be out in 2011

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  32. PJ said: I definitely had one of those "Whoa!" moments with Deadly Little Secrets!

    Okay, I know, I'm grinning really, really big right now.

    I just LOVE it when that happens!

    Thanks, PJ!!

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  33. PJ said to Anna: I want to know what you think of the twist once you've finished the book and if you saw it coming!

    I do too!!

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  34. PJ said: "Who Shot JR" cliffhanger on the TV show, Dallas.

    Oh, my YES! This was a real bit of writing and marketing genius, wasn't it?

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  35. Hi Gigi! So glad to see you here on the Dish this morning!

    You said: if I get that I didn't see that coming feeling.

    I do too! Grins. Hope you'll like Deadly Little Secrets and that it'll give you that feeling. :>

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  36. Hi again, TrishaM!

    You said: Covert Affairs and Rizzoli and Isles. Both of these shows had cliffhangers and I have to wait an entire year for one of them!

    I know!! I really like Covert Affairs, Romance Bandit Nancy and I have been consistently comparing notes on that one. And I tuned into Rissoli and Isles because it's Tess Gerritson's books. I wasn't as hooked in at first, but the shows have gotten better with each one, so now I'm hooked on that TOO. Yikes1

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  37. Hey Gannon! Have a great day at work!

    You said: Love a good cliffhanger at the end of a book! Definitely leaves me anxious for the next one.

    *rubs hands together in glee* Ohhhh, goody. My work here is done...

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  38. Morning, Laurie! Ooh, I LOVE 10 little Indians! :> Have you been over to the B&N Mystery blog? They're celebrating Dame Agatha's life and work since yesterday would have been her 100th birthday.

    Psycho! YES!! So good. Hadn't heard of that book, but I'll be looking it up now, thanks to your recommendation. Grins.

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  39. Jeanne said; Have you been over to the B&N Mystery blog? They're celebrating Dame Agatha's life and work since yesterday would have been her 100th birthday.


    Here's the link to the B&N Mystery Board. http://tinyurl.com/397ovkw

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  40. I love twists, turns and cliffhangers in books! I hate waithing for so long though to find out! I'm not very patient! I have not read a good one like that in awhile, so this book looks very good to me! As for t.v shows I really enjoyed last seasons cliffhanger of CSI NY. With Danny holding his baby, very intense! Thanks for sharing today!

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  41. Hi Jeanne - great blog!

    I've read all of Jeanne's books and I guarantee they will keep you coming back for more!

    I'm with you - I LOVE twist endings and surprises, although I'm pretty hard to fool. I've been hooked on mysteries since I was eight years old, and I've always been a huge fan of Twilight Zone/Alfred Hitchcock-type twists.

    Thanks for the shout-out - we're celebrating Agatha Christie's 120th birthday all month over at Barnes & Noble's Mystery book club, with a different guest blogger every day.

    Here's a link: http://bit.ly/8QJ2q

    Jeanne will be guest blogging with us on Monday, September 20 - join us!

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  42. *waves to PJ and Gannon and all the Banditas*

    Great to see you all! I haven't been getting to my favorite blogs lately. I miss you!

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  43. Joanna, I highly recommend Jeanne's Deadly Little Secrets! Well, really, I recommend all her books but this new one really rocks!

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  44. Hi Becke! ::waving back::

    I'm so glad you dropped by. We've missed you too! Thanks for letting us know that Jeanne will be visiting with you at B&N on Monday. I'll be sure to stop by!

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  45. I love twists and turns that keep my turning the page. I enjoyed Lisa Scottoline's Think Twice. It was one of the best books I've read in a long time!

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  46. *waving madly* Hiya, Jeanne!! We are thrilled that you're dishing with us today. Congrats on your newest release!!!

    I *love* a good plot twist. Especially when I had NO IDEA that it was coming!! One movie that had a plot twist that I didn't see coming was HIDE AND SEEK with Robert DeNiro. Wow.

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  47. I like twists! When stories end as you never expected!

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  48. Great interview Jeanne. Your work is new-to-me but from what I'm reading here, I would enjoy your stuff. You will be placed on my BTB list.

    I love a good twist and it is not seen all that often. Like Anne said, quite often an alert reader can see it coming. The most recent book that I recall where I was caught off guard was 'Scandal on Rincon Hill' by Shirley Tallman. She had just enough potential suspects to keep things interesting but not so many as to cloud the waters. And the one who did it was not even on my radar as a possibility! IMO, that's a sign of a good mystery/suspense writer!

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  49. I don't read enough mysteries.... I do go and re-read scenes if there are mystery elements in the books I read. I like to be surprised, and usually am!

    No particular authors, although Stephen King could always keep me reading more!

    Jessica C.

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  50. Jeanne--You are so right about the first few Cornwell books. How about James Patterson's 2006 Beach Road? That was a shocker for me. (It's a shame the more recent books aren't up to par for either of those authors.) Another one for which I can say, "Wow, I didn't see that coming," is Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper. Great post today. Thanks for visiting.

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  51. Runner, I've read a couple Scottoline books but I haven't read Think Twice yet. Adding that one to my list!

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  52. I haven't seen that movie, Andrea. Will have to check it out!

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  53. Thanks for stopping by, Lucy!

    Karen, I haven't read Tallman either. I'm accumulating quite a list today!

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  54. Jessica, if you want to try some new mystery/suspense books, I hope you'll give Jeanne's books a try. They really are terrific!

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  55. LSUReader said: Another one for which I can say, "Wow, I didn't see that coming," is Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper.

    Oh my gosh, yes! I was so shocked by the twist in that book!

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  56. Hi Johanna! I love CSI NY - you said As for t.v shows I really enjoyed last seasons cliffhanger of CSI NY. With Danny holding his baby, very intense! Thanks for sharing today!

    It was an awesome cliffhanger, wasn't it?

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  57. Hi Becke! Had to duck my head in shame as I said it was Agatha's 100th, rather than 120th...sorry!

    You said: Thanks for the shout-out - we're celebrating Agatha Christie's 120th birthday all month over at Barnes & Noble's Mystery book club, with a different guest blogger every day.


    Thank you for your very kind words about my books, too. I'm really looking forward to being on the B&N blog on the 20th

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  58. Hi Runner10!

    I really like Lisa Scottoline's "voice" - she's got a very distinctive writing style. I've not read the book you mentioned, but now *makes note* I'll be sure to put it in the queue!

    Thanks for reminding me about a Fav author I'd not bought in a while.

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  59. Hey Andrea!!! Thanks for having me over at The Dish today!

    You said: One movie that had a plot twist that I didn't see coming was HIDE AND SEEK with Robert DeNiro. Wow.

    This one's been on my "SEE IT" list for a while. I'm going to have to move it up in the nteflix queue though, with your recommendation.

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  60. Hey Karen in NC! Good to see you here!

    You said: And the one who did it was not even on my radar as a possibility! IMO, that's a sign of a good mystery/suspense writer!

    Grins. This is fun. Now, I've read one author where this didn't work - the killer wasn't even KNOWN, as in had never been introduced as a potential character/suspect. That to me, made me feel a bit cheated as I didn't know him, couldn't bring him into the mix to perhaps think it might be him...does that make sense? Anyway, I was annoyed. Ha!

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  61. Hey Jessica!

    You said: No particular authors, although Stephen King could always keep me reading more!


    I'll read King, and reread him too! Grins. If you write, his book, On WRiting, is fabulous as well. :> No plot twists in it, but it is a fabulous book on writing.

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  62. Howdy, LSU Reader! :> I loved the Jodi Piccoult book you mentioned!

    You also said: How about James Patterson's 2006 Beach Road? That was a shocker for me.

    I've got to go back and look at that one, I don't remember reading it. And you're right, about Patterson and Cornwall. Its not so much that they weren't up to snuff - they were just different than that intense, razor's edge whodunnit-y quality of the first few.

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  63. PJ said: Karen, I haven't read Tallman either. I'm accumulating quite a list today!

    Me too, PJ! I'd not read the Tallman either. :>

    BTW, sorry I was absent for a bit there. I got involved in working on the next book, then had to race to a DC location for a booksigning! Fun problem to have, but it took a bit longer than I expected. :>

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  64. No problem, Jeanne! I've been popping in and out today too. :)

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  65. Hi Jeanne!
    Congratulations on your new release! It's on my TBR pile! I love trying to figure out what's ahead of the curve and it's even better when I'm wrong. The end of "Presumed Innocent" had me slack-jawed as did another old movie, "The Jagged Edge" with Glenn Close and Jeff Bridges..where she finds his typewriter in his closet and... :)

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  66. Hey Pink! so good to see you here at The Dish!

    You said: "The Jagged Edge" with Glenn Close and Jeff Bridges..where she finds his typewriter in his closet and... :)

    OMGosh, that's a FAB movie, isn't it? And talk about not seeing it coming! I couldn't look at Jeff Bridges the same way, as an actor, for years. *shudder*

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  67. Oh! I thought of another movie that had a twist I didn't see coming--Primal Fear with Edward Norton and Richard Gere. Super good movie!

    And a book that left me surprised (and bawling) was Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson. So, so good!

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  68. OH, yes, on Primal Fear.

    Ohhh no on bawling through anything. Ha!

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  69. Congrats on your new release!

    Twists are always fun although if a book in a series end on a cliffhanger, I want to know before I start reading the book. That way, I'll wait until the whole series is out before reading it.

    cories119[at]yahoo.com

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  70. I love the twists at the end of a book. I'll be honest... If I can't figure it out before the end, I get a little (ok, a lot) anxious about it! ;-) I start to read faster and then go back a little in the story to make sure I didn't miss anything. Forget going to sleep until I've finished it and solved the mystery! It's just not gonna happen! AND if it's part of a series, *sigh* I'm practically foaming at the mouth to get the next book in the series.

    Romantic suspense is my favorite type of romance. I get verrry caught up in the story trying to figure it out!

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  71. Hi Cories, and thanks!

    You said: I want to know before I start reading the book. That way, I'll wait until the whole series is out before reading it.

    Yep, I feel this way too! Or, if I know it's going to be one of those totally engrossing, don't-even-stop-to-eat reads, I try to wait till the trilogy or whatever is done.

    I've not read the Mockingjay/Hunger Games books yet because I know I'd want to blow through all of them. Grins.

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  72. Hi MonicaM! Picture me grinning with glee. :>

    You said: Romantic suspense is my favorite type of romance. I get verrry caught up in the story trying to figure it out!

    I'm so glad to hear it! Bwah-ha-ha-ha! We've brought another over to the "dark side" - but we have twists (and cookies...)

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  73. Jeanne, I am TERRIBLE at figuring out mysteries, so I am often surprised. I do love a good twist, though, as long as it's well-motivated. The rest of the story must prop it up, or it feels like a cheat. Great topic!

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  74. Hi Caren! I have to wave my hands up and say "AMEN" to this. You said:

    ...as long as it's well-motivated. The rest of the story must prop it up, or it feels like a cheat. Great topic!

    SO true. I read a book not too long ago where I kept thinking that the author had thrown herring after fishy herring into the book, only to have NO real resolution (except the HEA)to anything, herring or otherwise.

    It was really annoying, even tho I liked the authors voice otherwise.

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  75. I like twists and cliffhangers. If the author's books are usually easy to figure out, they won't hold my attention.

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  76. Hi Jeanne! Hi Lovely Dishers! Great to see you here today, lending the blog the benefit of your dark and twisty mind, Jeanne:)

    I love the twist in the tale. I think it's such an art. Probably my favourite one of those was in the movie, The Usual Suspects. I *never* saw that coming and it was so clever it's made the movie stick in my mind.

    Looking forward to seeing if I can pick the twist in DLS!! Congrats on all the accolades this book is getting. I can't wait!

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  77. I love a good romantic suspense that is well written. If I can guess the who-done-it before the ending, then my attention is lost. Or if the author tries to wrap it up with a quick dish-it-up and serve it to me. Oh no. Lost interest; I'm gone again.

    The writing pair of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child can spin a tale. The first book in their Diogenes trilogy, BRIMSTONE, is one of my favorites! Spooky too!

    Twists, turns, OMG and OSM are the best! Especially when I don't see them coming.

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  78. Hi Christine! My dark and twisty mind, eh? Grins.

    And I look so innocent...

    Heehee.

    You said: Looking forward to seeing if I can pick the twist in DLS!! Congrats on all the accolades this book is getting. I can't wait!

    For which I think you! Grins. Hope you enjoy the twists. Let me know what you think!

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  79. Hi Artemis!

    Great example of the twisty book!

    You also said: Or if the author tries to wrap it up with a quick dish-it-up and serve it to me. Oh no. Lost interest; I'm gone again.



    Yep. There's a famous Southern author, whose evocative fiction will always haunt me, but I have to say I'll never read again. It was as if the editor said, "Pick up the pace, wrap it up!" and instead of taking another 50 - 60 pages to DO that, naturally and thrillingly, this author basically gave me, the reader, a massive jolt.

    About 35 pages from the end it became all tell and no show, whereas it had been very nearly lyrical prior to that point. At this point, to the end, it was "and then this happened and this happened and here's the reveal...The End."

    Grrrrr.

    And explain OSM to me? I know OMG...

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  80. Well, Dishies and friends, thank you for a WONDERFUL day!

    I'm so appreciative of you popping by to say hello and to talk about cliffhangers and twists.

    I've now got several more books added to my TBB list - not sure if I should thank you for that or not!

    Oh, and some movies to add to the Netflix queue!

    So thank you, for a lovely day!

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  81. ur a new to me author ur books sound awesome tho deff have to add you to the growing list of people i need to read and i just love ur book covers great post


    mortalsinn@yahoo.com

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  82. Jeanne, thank you so much for playing with us today! It was great fun, as always!

    Thanks, everyone for sharing your twists and turns with us today. Like Jeanne, I now have many new books on my list to read!

    Check back over the weekend to find out who won Jeanne's dark and deadly prize package!

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