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 Story of Edgar Sawtelle
In this epic drama, Edgar Sawtelle is a mute dog breeder living on a Wisconsin
farm. One night he finds his father dying in the barn; later, his father's
ghost leads him to a clue about what happened. Edgar's quest to avenge the
murder has increasingly deadly consequences.
Why the Ending Is a Stunner:
The unforgettable conclusion of what Oprah calls one of "the
great American novels
” has echoes of Hamlet’s burn-the-house-down conclusion, but still manages
a wholly original take.
— Dawn Raffel