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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The Oxford Murders
In this brainy thriller by an Argentine math PhD, the narrator arrives at
Oxford after graduating from the University of Buenos Aires. Soon, he and a well-known
logician get caught up trying to solve a series of killings, following what appear
to be mathematical clues. (Although the book was big in Argentina,
Spain and the UK, American readers might've missed it.)
Why the Ending Is a Stunner: Not only are the killer and the
surprise, but there's also an
entirely unwitting accomplice.
— Dawn Raffel