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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No Country for Old Men
The Premise: Llewelyn
Moss stumbles onto a drug deal gone wrong near the Mexican border, steals the
money and drugs and runs. A chase involving rival hitmen and a guilt-ridden
sheriff ensues. As in
his other novels, McCarthy marries a mesmerizing prose style to a profound
exploration of good and evil.
Why the Ending Is a Stunner: There's room for interpretation.
McCarthy's genius lies in taking you for a wild ride, and then making you think
and rethink questions about violence and conscience, long after you’ve finished the book.
— Dawn Raffel