The point-of-view character is an all-important element in good storytelling. You need your central perspective to be the one that heightens the dramatic tension the most, the one that propels the reader along, the one that you care about.
But sometimes, there are just too many characters in one book for there to be only one POV character. If you stay in one person’s head the whole time, you miss out on key information that you need for the plot to develop. Or better yet, you miss out on a building tension that can only be properly expressed by two (or more!) voices. I’m a sucker for good narration, which is why I adore books with dual perspectives. When it’s done well, the dual perspective narrative creates the perfect amount of tension-building and dramatic irony. I’ve gathered up some of my absolute favorite books that use this trope — check out the list below and let me know what your favorite multiple-narrator books are in the comments!