11 Novels Whose Final Pages Will Shock You [SHOWING SLIDE 2 OF 11]

Last week, we highlighted some brilliant books that grab you from page one. We like surprising endings, too—we don’t skip to the end just to know in advance how it’s going to turn out. Ian McEwan appears twice on this week’s list; maybe he’s the master of the modern literary shocker ending. So sit back and read a book from this week’s list—then you can tense up for its final pages.

THE TRANSIT OF VENUS by Shirley Hazzard
Kirkus Star
by Shirley Hazzard

"A novel of empathy and depth, to be read with slow savor."
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