I find the concept of women doing bad things fascinating. All of our lives, we're told that we should be good, and if we aren''t, karma will come and bite us on the bum.
The female anti-hero is lacking in most books(and many art forms) , so when I stumbled across this, I HAD to read it. Besides the cover, which is just lovely, I felt compelled to find out what other women think about being a woman, a real woman, a flawed woman, as at the moment, I'm halfway through writing a novel, in which, the main female character is so flawed and selfish that I've had agents tell me that there isn't a market for bad women who show no remorse. (Of course, there seems to be infinite appetite for vapid chick lit with weedy characters and unbelievable situations, but that's another story.)
This shows that there is a market, and there are lots of fantastic (mainly northern) writers who can flesh out characters that range from the mundane to the ridiculous, in stories that had me laughing out loud and willing myself to read faster so i could find out what happened at the end.