More Pandemic Audio: Sunburn by Laura Lippman, 2018, downloaded from Hoopla.
Short: Woman dumps a husband and lands in small town Maryland near to the coast. Woman is pretty redhead who gets job, boyfriend, and we learn her story with sex and murder.
So noir-y that even I recognized some of the plot points as homages to other stories. Redhead is Polly. She shows up in a local restaurant and catches the eye of a guy there.
Look, I'm not going to try and do a fancy-schmancy write-up. There are plenty of reviews online and I listened to this back in April. For all that has happened this year that seven months may as well be seven years.
Things I do remember: a woman with no trust in men starts to trust one. A woman who seems sociopathic is not. A woman dedicated to her children has to carry out a difficult long-term plan to ensure the freedom of herself, her children, and her finances.