SUNSHINE SKYWAY: A dark thrilling tale of obsession and hedonism set in Florida
I chose this book in error, thinking it was really a true crime book as it was in that category. I really hate when this happens, I must say. I try not to spoil books for myself by reading too much of the description, but enough to check that it’s not fiction. Here I slipped up, it happens. But I hoped that the setting being in an area I lived near for many years, that it might hold my interest anyway. I dove in and was pleased to find I could tolerate it 🙂 Young Roz finds herself newly married to Graham as a rebound after being dumped by someone she really was besotted with. On their honeymoon, she already feels she’s made a mistake, and finds herself looking to share the company of other couples and singles to avoid the awkwardness of being alone with her new husband. Especially the gorgeous man and woman she met jogging on the beach that have invited her and Graham to join them for dinner. Things become strained after they all have dinner, as she and Graham become even more estranged. Roz takes a break from Graham, and this is where things get mysterious and possibly put it into the crime category.
This book is for those who like women’s fiction, set in Florida. I liked it in spite of it not being the non-fiction I was expecting. The writing kept me interested and turning those pages on my Kindle. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author Jeannie van Rompaey, and the publisher.
Publisher: BooksGoSocial – 252 pages
Publication: Sep 1st, 2019
RATING: 3/5 Stars
The Author- Born in London, Jeannie van Rompaey now lives on the subtropical island of Gran Canaria with historian husband TJ. When not walking on the beach, she spends her time writing and painting. She also runs a poetry group, Poems out Loud, and a Bookclub on the island.
Jeannie has an MA in Modern Literature from the University of Leicester and has spent much of her life as a lecturer, theatre director and actor. As Jeannie Russell she is a member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators and adjudicates drama festivals in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Passionate about reading, writing and the theatre. Jeannie writes novels and short stories about the complexity of relationships and the joys and difficulties of parenting, as she speculates about the future of our planet. She is not restricted to writing in any particular genre but similar themes can be traced in all her work. She writes with humour and compassion. Enjoy!