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 the Woods
The Premise: In Dublin, in
1984, three children disappear in the woods. Only one of them is found, and the
blood-spattered boy can't remember what happened. But 20 years later, that boy—who
now calls himself by his middle name, Rob—is
a detective. When a murder takes place in those same woods, he and his partner, Cassie, are assigned to solve it...and
Rob tries to get to the bottom of both mysteries.
Why the Ending Is a Stunner: The murderer in the present-day case
is surprising, but there's more. French leaves us as haunted as Rob, who
discovers that some truths, some memories and some kinds of grief are too deep
to reach. You'll also yearn for a romantic redo between Rob and Cassie (sorry, we're not telling...).
— Dawn Raffel