The bright warm glitz of Palm Beach, with its own peculiar taste and charm, and just a little something wrong (including a hurricane on the way, of course) is the off-center focus of this audiobook. Judy first escaped the bleak Maine winters to Florida and then, through an unexpected holiday romance in Peru, made the more difficult escape from the struggling middle-class Lake Worth to neighboring Palm Beach.
If The End of Sunshine Street were only a romance it would have ended there...but will Judy and her new husband, the dwarf-kitten millionaire, live happily, or even "ever after?"
Judy is a good wife and a good friend, but not quite ideal at either role. She is not obsessive about dusting. She is mostly, but not always, there for you when you need to talk. More worryingly, however, if your continued existence inconveniences Judy, then you can expect to die... She is as dangerous to be around as a female Ripley, with a slightly more nuanced morality (who, after all, does not?). And...if any of this ever comes to trial, expect an interesting and almost plausible defense...
©2012 Johanna Constance Hunt (P)2013 Johanna Constance Hunt