This is what I hope to always achieve as a writer. I want my readers to always be guessing and even when the end happens I want them blown off their seats.
I want them thinking for days later –How did that happen?
Those are the books I really love; the Count of Monte Cristo of the literary world. They have you guessing the entire way only to find out at the end you were wrong. Dead wrong.
Steven King is another author that I think does this very well. I’ve often thought he reminded me a lot of a modern day Edgar Allen Poe, minus the marrying his thirteen year old cousin of course. His books have that something that keeps you guessing right up to the very end.
As an author, what are your goals? What heights do you hope to achieve?