Susan and James, I agree with both of you. You can’t please everyone. People have different tastes, different ideas of how they think the book they’re reading could or should end. A surprising and unpredictable ending is great, whether it’s happy or sad. But the boring and predictable endings to the last two books I read were dissappointing to me at least. But guess what, I’ll still buy those two authors next books, because I do like their writing in general. I think that the way a writer completes his piece of work, is important, especially a new, ‘unknown’ author.
On a side note, I just want to say thanks for commenting. Alexis