The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady - Elizabeth Stuckey-French

Title: The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady: a novel
Author: Elizabeth Stuckey-French
Pages:  334
Published: 2011
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 3.8/5

Seventy-seven-year-old Marylou Ahearn is going to kill Dr. Wilson Spriggs come hell or high water. In 1953, he gave her a radioactive cocktail without her consent as part of a secret government study that had horrible consequences.

Marylou has been plotting her revenge for fifty years. When she accidentally discovers his whereabouts in Florida, her plans finally snap into action. She high tails it to hot and humid Tallahassee, moves in down the block from where a now senile Spriggs lives with his daughter’s family, and begins the tricky work of insinuating herself into their lives. But she has no idea what a nest of yellow jackets she is stum­bling into.

Before the novel is through, someone will be kidnapped, an unlikely couple will get engaged, someone will nearly die from eating a pineapple upside-down cake laced with anti-freeze, and that’s not all . . .  (via Goodreads)

Why I read it: I read it for a challenge that is being hosted through Books on the Nightstand.

Thoughts: I really quite enjoyed it, although I felt that it took awhile for the story to actually get going.  The characters were fairly like-able and once the story got going, it was a great read.  One thing I liked about the book is that finishes in a way that I didn't exactly expect and the twists and turns that were employed by the author definitely the reason that I continued reading.  Its definitely something that one can easily take to the beach and finish most of it in a day and it is a very addictive read. Recommended

9472 / 15000 pages. 63% done!


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