Yeah, I know it's real life. But that's not why I read a romance novel even a suspense romance or thriller.
I just finished the latest novel by an author whose hero and heroine have fought their way back to each other, out of divorce and tragedy to a new life. They've just solved the latest crime and are happily moving forward when the hero is killed.
I've invested time and emotion and money into this couple. For five or six books the author built the relationship between the characters as well as between them and the reader. It wasn't even a satisfyingly bad ending, so I can't quite grasp why she would end it this way.
If she intends to start the next book with the nightmare the heroine was having which was a premonition of things to come or something...puleese.
Stick a fork in me, I'm done..