Thinking of reading the last page first?
Here's a comment from Diana Gabaldon on Compuserve, in response to someone who said she intends to skip to the end of THE SCOTTISH PRISONER and read the last page first:
If you do, you'll be sorry. I don't write in a straight line, but I build the books to achieve particular effects, and you'll sacrifice a lot of the impact of the book if you read the last scene first. (I do _not_ understand people who do this, and always have a strong urge to beat them on the head, but it _is_ your book...)It's worth noting that Diana said similar things, repeatedly, before ECHO was published in 2009.
I'm not going to comment on the final scene in SCOTTISH PRISONER until Tuesday, but I do agree with Diana that it will be much more meaningful if you see it in context.
Ultimately, though, it's a decision that you'll have to make for yourself.