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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Tell No One
The Premise: The
thriller you might have missed. Good-guy doctor David Beck has been mourning
his wife's murder for the past eight years. But what if she's still alive? The
suspense encourages speed-reading, but the characters—a drug dealer
with a soft spot, a wisecracking lawyer, a kickass lesbian supermodel, a
billionaire with a taste for revenge—make you want to linger.
Why the Ending Is a Stunner:
Nonstop twists leave you too dizzy to guess the denouement. But damn if Coben
didn't drop a clue at the very beginning—and you missed it.
— Dawn Raffel