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THE SWIMMING POOL

HOLLY LECRAW

  • Pub. Date: April 2010
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • ISBN-13: 9780385531931
  • ISBN: 0385531931

From the Publisher

A heartbreaking affair, an unsolved murder, an explosive romance: welcome to summer on the Cape in this powerful debut.

Seven summers ago, Marcella Atkinson fell in love with Cecil McClatchey, a married father of two. But on the same night their romance abruptly ended, Cecil’s wife was found murdered—and their lives changed forever. The case was never solved, and Cecil died soon after, an uncharged suspect.

Now divorced and estranged from her only daughter, Marcella lives alone, mired in grief and guilt. Meanwhile, Cecil’s grown son, Jed, returns to the Cape with his sister for the first time in years. One day he finds a woman’s bathing suit buried in a closet—a relic, unbeknownst to him, of his father’s affair—and, on a hunch, confronts Marcella. When they fall into an affair of their own, their passion temporarily masks the pain of the past, but also leads to crises and revelations they never could have imagined.

In what is sure to be the debut of the season, The Swimming Pool delivers a sensuous narrative of such force and depth that you won’t be able to put it down. 

SOURCE: This book was received for the purpose of review by the publisher:

MY THOUGHTS: 

THE SWIMMING POOL by Holly Lecraw is a mystery set in Cape Cod during the summer. It is the debut novel for this author. It is well written. It has mystery, murder, secrets, betrayal, foregiveness,love, sensual content, and illecit entanglements. The characters are interesting. If you enjoy family secrets and mystery you will enjoy this one. This book was received for review and details can be found at Doubleday.

RATING: 4

REVIEWED BY: April Renn

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