I Hope Karin Slaughter's Next Grant County Book Flops...
...like Mel Gibson's film career after that incident... especially after reading this comment from a fan on the Beyond Reach thread at Dear Author (Yes it's still going strong):
"She must have gotten many other notes in regards to the ending of Beyond Reach. She responded with a generic note addressed to everyone saying that she did what she thought was right for the series and that she hopes we'll stick with her through the next GC book.
She mentiones that she has plans for the Sara/Lena storyline and that if we decide to give up on her she will miss us as readers and hopes we will find many other authors that we will enjoy reading."
Could she be anymore condescending, and uncaring about her fans? That was just such a big f*ck-you, it's not even funny.
Out of the 168 (and counting) comments, that are there, only a handful, of those (if that) have commended her on her willingness to think outside the box, and take a risk for the good of the book. If we follow the rules of random sampling, that surely means the majority of her readers think that she fucked up royally. Hopefully, that translates into crappy books sales on her next GC book. Mean much? Probably.
Well, I'm sure she'll be pleased that she got what she wanted; lots of people talking about her book months after she wrote it. After all, there's no such thing as bad publicity, right?