This program includes a bonus conversation between the author and Chandler Baker, author of Cutting Teeth.
"Narrator January LaVoy's range is highlighted in this audiobook about a single summer on Fire Island when gossip among vacationers and townies is ratcheted up to new levels."- AudioFile
Emma Rosenblum's Bad Summer People is a whip-smart, propulsive debut about infidelity, backstabbing, and murderous intrigue, set against an exclusive summer haven on Fire Island.
"This roiling beach community satire serves up wicked, clever fun that is White Lotus sharp." —Kevin Kwan, New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians and Sex and Vanity
None of them would claim to be a particularly good person. But who among them is actually capable of murder?
Jen Weinstein and Lauren Parker rule the town of Salcombe, Fire Island every summer. They hold sway on the beach and the tennis court, and are adept at manipulating people to get what they want. Their husbands, Sam and Jason, have summered together on the island since childhood, despite lifelong grudges and numerous secrets. Their one single friend, Rachel Woolf, is looking to meet her match, whether he’s the tennis pro—or someone else’s husband. But even with plenty to gossip about, this season starts out as quietly as any other.
Until a body is discovered, face down, off the side of the boardwalk.
Stylish, subversive, and darkly comedic, this is a story of what's lurking under the surface of picture-perfect lives in a place where everyone has something to hide.
A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We tore through this story of scandal and murder on the beach. As the usual upper-class crowd settles in for another summer on New York’s Fire Island, tension seethes just below the surface. Trapped in a loveless marriage with queen bee Lauren, financier Jason is having an affair with psychologist Jen, who happens to be married to Sam, Jason’s alleged best friend. Meanwhile, Sam battles a false accusation of sexual harassment at his white-shoe law firm, while Lauren flirts with the handsome, social-climbing tennis pro. Through it all, lonely, desperate singleton Rachel stirs up drinks, gossip, and trouble. The always wonderful January LaVoy effortlessly portrays the huge cast of characters as debut author Emma Rosenblum cleverly shifts perspectives. Gleefully soapy and wickedly tart, this is the perfect vacation listen.
Not a love story
Nice break from love stories. Lacked thrill but overall not terrible. Narrator knocked it out of the park
It took too long to gain any suspense.
Nothing to see here
No redeeming qualities. Pass.