Johnson’s novel Bad Connections is characterized as a work of Psychological Fiction and Romance. She writes about a woman who is determined and unyielding. During the Sexual Revolution where there was a great deal of “husband-leaving,” the main character frees herself from one suffocating relationship with a dangerous and unfaithful husband, only to enter into another with a pathological liar whom she shares with another woman. The most notable trait of the main character, Molly, is her sense of irony that ultimately saves her.
Bad Connections was published in 1978 by Putnam Publishing Group.