Twists, turns and suspense are important tools that contribute to the art of storytelling, although their importance can vary depending on the specific genre or narrative style. Writers who choose to uphold the sacred connection between the printed word and the mind of a reader know how powerful a reader's curiosity can be.
I love that your take on storytelling enhances OUR experiences. I want to go back and reread some of these books now. I'll bet you'd be an incredible creative writing mentor and teacher.