Inspired by Joanna’s recent blog on ways to put a reader off at the start of a book, I thought it would be interesting to discuss a few pet peeves about off-putting endings.
Call it book-ending Joanna’s post 😉
For me, there is nothing more disappointing than settling down with a book, enjoying the story and investing in the plot and characters. You read to the last page… And then it leaves you flat.
I have to confess to a vested interest here – a book I read recently which turned out to be one of a series.
Nothing wrong with that, I hear you say.
No, only the cliff-hanger ending left so many loose ends in the main romance and the plot that I felt thoroughly let down. I also felt I was being hustled into buying the next.
Having invested quite heavily in the story so far, I wasn’t prepared to have it happen again.