I don't absolutely hate certain cliffhanger endings if the author ends the story in a place that makes sense and there is at least some resolution. BUT ending a story in the middle of a somewhat "dramatic" scene feels to me like a cheap underhanded ploy to get me to buy the next book to find out what happens. Unfortunately for this book, the ridiculous direction the author took after the first senseless cliffhanger right in the middle of the book, ensured that by the end, I could care less what happens to these stupid characters or the poor excuses for zombies. Do yourself a favor and pass this up in favor of just about any other post-apocalyptic story. There are TONS that are more cohesive and better written, without the cliffhanger ending, and with much more believable zombies.