I’ve been thinking about this a lot, Terri, so much so that I’m considering getting my phd on the pathology of women sociopaths/psychopaths in fiction. There’s a lot to be mined from understanding people who do horrific things. I think we live in a society where people are exposed to so much pain and atrocity on TV the last thing they want is something that usurps their strongly-held views in fiction. The irony is that leap to that which is difficult and challenging provides us with strength to deal with the crippling reality that is our world.
thanks for reading :)