I just finished reading Stieg Larsson's The Girl who Played with Fire. This is the second book in the series and features the character of Lisbeth Salander. I talked about the first novel, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, here.
When I got to the end of The Girl who Played with Fire last night, I literally yelled. My daughter rushed into the room and said, "What? What's wrong?"
"This book!" I said. "It just...ended! Just like that!"
"How did it end?"
"The guy dials 911 and then...nothing!"
She gave me a strange look and then went back to her bedroom, probably wondering what in the heck was wrong with her mother.
Larsson uses a true cliffhanger for The Girl who Played with Fire. I won't put any spoilers here, but suffice to say, you read the last page and immediately want to start the next book. Only the next book hasn't been released yet in the U.S.
I have to wait until May 2010 to find out what happens.
I'm thinking I will order the third one from the U.K.!!!
What do you think about cliffhanger endings? Like 'em? Hate 'em?