The whole story reads to me like the Kinsey Millhone series twisted in a distorting mirror 🙂
In my opinion, the ending gets high scores in all for elements:
clear—nothing was confusing, only contorted for the grotesque effect
resolution—the story question, what happened to the lost husband, was answered.
logic—the fate of all characters’ was rational
timing—was at the end of answering the story question
PS. Thank you for the instructions how to make a scene in the moment. I love the concrete step by step. It works great when you can have the ‘visual’ of highlighted lines. Super!