The Best Cliffhanger Endings of the Past 15 Years
they are—the books that left us breathless in the last 50 pages. Some
are traditional thrillers, some whodunits and some roller-coaster novels. Which ones have you read?
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In 1935, while at home in her family's mansion in the English countryside,
13-year-old Briony misinterprets something she sees and makes a terrible
accusation—one that she will forever regret. The novel takes us
through WWII and all the way into the 1990s, as Briony tries to make amends to
the lovers she tore apart.
Why the Ending Is a Stunner:
McEwan breaks your heart not once, but twice—and
leaves you wiser for it.
— Dawn Raffel