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 Mosley's most recent Easy Rawlins mystery (the first was Devil in a Blue Dress), the P.I. is hired to find the
kidnapped daughter of a wealthy weapons manufacturer. The story unfolds in L.A.
during the era of radical black nationalism and the Patty Hearst kidnapping—and while the prime suspect is a
black man, Easy is convinced he's innocent and fears that the police will kill
him if they find him first.
Why the Ending Is a Stunner:
story is filled with twists and turns, but the real shock to the system lies in Mosley's social
commentary about an
era that makes you think even harder about today's headlines.
— Dawn Raffel