A Library Reads Pick
The blockbuster conclusion to the bestselling Sunshine Vicram trilogy
"Laugh-out-loud funny, intensely suspenseful, page-turning fun." —New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan
Some people greet the day with open arms. Sheriff Sunshine Vicram would rather give it a hearty shove and get back into bed, because there’s just too much going on right now. There’s a series of women going missing, and Sunny feels powerless to stop it. There’s her persistent and awesomely-rebellious daughter Auri, who’s out to singlehandedly become Del Sol’s youngest and fiercest investigator. And then there’s drama with Levi Ravinder—the guy she’s loved and lusted after for years. The guy who might just be her one and only. The guy who comes from a family of disingenuous vipers looking to oust him—and Sunshine—for good.
Like we said, the new day can take a hike.
Compulsively readable, laugh-out-loud funny, and brimming with big-hearted characters, A Hard Day for a Hangover will have readers cheering to the very last page.
"Fans will be delighted." -Publishers Weekly
In bestseller Jones's enjoyable third and final mystery featuring Sunshine Vicram, the sheriff of Del Sol, N.Mex. (after 2021's A Good Day for Chardonnay), Sunshine has her hands full dealing with murders, assaults, robberies, a sniper attack, an escaped prisoner, and a pregnant raccoon, not to mention the tourist town's resident flasher, who ends up in the emergency room with a knitting needle embedded in his neck, claiming to have been attacked by a gang. Distinctive supporting characters who aid in Sunshine's investigations include her chief deputy, Quincy Cooper; her 15-year-old daughter, Auri; and Levi Ravinder, the man she has "been in love with since childhood." Meanwhile, Sunshine has to sort out her complicated love life as well as Auri's. As Del Sol is "like Peyton Place on crystal meth," there's indeed a whole lot of sorting out to do. Fans will be delighted to see Sunshine and her kinfolk heading for a rosy future. Newcomers are advised to start with book one. Agent: Alexandra Machinist, ICM Partners.
Easy read, makes me LOL
This book references Yellowstone and Darynda’s Charley series in the same chapter. I love her.
A Hard Day for a Hangover
A Hard Day for a Hangover by Darynda Jones
3rd book in the Sunshine Vicram series and conclusion. Mystery w romance.
Sheriff Sunshine Vicram has a full case load and a personal life that falls right in the middle of her day. A young, beaten, and unidentified female is found on the mountainside while an escaped convict has Sun and her team under investigation.
I listened to this first on audiobook then did a second reading by ebook.
The chapter headings are hilarious. The story itself compelling and gripping. A cast I want to watch a weekly television show about and that’s from a person that doesn’t do series or even much tv. The conclusion is fantastic but I’m going to miss these people.
A thrill ride.
“Auri was worried about the woman who birthed her. She’d been depressed since Levi escaped. Like, more depressed than usual. So depressed she’d turned to her archnemesis last night: tequila. Never a good sign, so it was up to Auri to hunt Levi down”.
Excerpt from A Hard Day for a Hangover by Darynda Jones.
🎧 I listened first to an audiobook version narrated by Lorelei King who did the full series. I like the audio version for this series for the sarcasm and highlighting the humor. When I read text, it’s more of a movie where I get all the feelings and emotions. Plus it tends to stick more and I remember it. When I listened to an audiobook it’s more about the pacing and the voices of the characters. Here in particular, Sunshine’s sarcasm and daughter Audi’s vulnerability is clear.
I highly recommend this series in audiobook. I do listen at a slightly higher speed of 1.3. Anything higher and you’d have to pay very close attention to the chapter and POV changes.
I received a copy of this from NetGalley and St Martin’s and Macmillan Audio. I also purchased all formats of this book to share and keep and later re-read.
I love how this ended the series!
What a fantastic ending to the series. SO much action. The truth coming out made for some very emotionally, happy scenes. Everything concluded, but I admit I want more. I just love these characters so much I wish we could get more in the series. This is one of my favorite series I've read and I know I will be revisiting it often in the years to come.