Title: [amazon asin=B00408AYJU&text=]
Author: Leslie DuBois
Kindle Edition, 218 pages
Published: August 21st 2010 by Little Prince Publishing
Though it is against the law in 1960s Virginia, Stephen Phillips wants to marry his colored neighbor, Ruthie. Growing up in a physically abusive home, his love for Ruthie was the only thing that helped him survive. Instead of giving in to social and family prejudice, Stephen decides to fight for love. And it’s a fight that could lead to murder. Racism and revenge darken this psychological drama set against the backdrop of the segregated South.
Ain’t No Sunshine is an absolutely riveting story which starts with Stephen and Ruthie on the run, getting caught and charged with the murder of Stephen’s father. The story consists entirely of Stephen telling the cops of their innocence and taking them right back to where the story began. Interracial love, domestic violence, intrigue, suspicion, child abuse are all elements of this book. The characterization is brilliant. You start loving or hating the characters as they emerge. The contrived ending is a bit of a let down. 🙁
However, the twists and turns in the plot make it a difficult book to put down.
Today I’m on A of the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge.
A special thanks to Arlee Bird the creator of the challenge.