Sometimes you can tell a book by its cover: the bright warm glitz of Palm Beach displaying its own peculiar taste and charm, but with just a little something wrong--and, of course, a hurricane on the way. Palm Beach is the off-center focus of this book. Judy first escaped the bleak Maine winters to Florida and then, through an unexpected holiday romance in Peru, made the more difficult escape from struggling middle-class Lake Worth to neighboring Palm Beach.
If 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 in either role. She is not obsessive about dusting. She is only mostly, but not always, there for you when you need to talk. More worryingly, if your continued existence would inconvenience Judy then you can expect to die. She is as dangerous to be around as a female Ripley but has a more nuanced morality (who, after all, does not?) and, if any of it ever does come to trial, a more interesting and almost plausible defense.
This is a novel that is impossible to characterize: romance, mystery, thriller? Life is like that.
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Published May 3, 2012
by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Literature & Fiction.