Typically these novels aren't read primarily for the characters but for the emotional response to the adventure. I had to smile recently when hearing a friend remark while reading a novel "I thought I had it all figured out" the who in the who dunnit clearly wasn't what they expected and then a few days later "another twist". Isn't that what a great read should be those sudden, unexpected twists and turns that lead you deeper and deeper into the unpredictable world of fiction.
Whether it be crime thriller, mystery, horror or action one thing is certain that a good plot driven book will entertain from beginning to end.
If you have read a great plot driven novel we love to hear about it.
Here are a couple suggestions that may interest you
- The Tigers Wife By Tea Obreht (2011 Orange Prize winner)
- 1Q84 - by Haruki Murakami. This novel is set in Japan in 1984 with it's heroine, Aomame, an assassin, and Tengo with whom she has a mysterious connection. Not a quick read with three volumes published in one.