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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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
For those who've forgotten, the sixth and penultimate book of J.K. Rowling's
record-shattering series finds the evil Death Eaters menacing the Muggles and
threatening to destroy the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Can
Harry, Hermione and Ron outwit them?
Why the Ending Is a Stunner: No one was prepared to believe that the world's most beloved
headmaster would really die—nor could we guess who would kill him.Two
years later, thousands of us stood in line for hours at our local bookstores
waiting to grab the final installment the minute it went on sale.
— Dawn Raffel