Some weeks I’m itching for a good mystery. Others I’m craving an emotional roller coaster. Or fantasy. Or historical fiction. Or goodness knows what. It might be brand new or something ancient or anywhere in between. In any case, it’s nice to share, so …
What’s Your Read?
After ending her own abusive marriage (via a fiercely wielded wrench), Stella Hardesty developed a successful freelance venture to assist other women in similar situations. Her services range from rehabilitation to, shall we say, a variety of less congenial methods to ensure a man keeps his distance, and business is booming. Her day job running a sewing machine shop is a certainly a strain on her growing list of “parolees.” With so little time and so many customers, Stella is sure that sooner or later she’ll be caught by the law. The thought doesn’t bother her, which is good because when a client’s two-year-old son is taken, Stella has to call in the sheriff for some backup.
Stella Hardesty is exactly what I like a vigilante to be: understandable, flawed, and fictional. Humor enables the discussion of abuse and eases the strain from squinting at the blurry line between morality and legality in Sophie Littlefield’s A Bad Day for Sorry.