The Swimming Pool by Holly LeCraw
Publisher: Doubleday; 1 edition (April 6, 2010)
The Swimming Pool by Holly LeCraw … Review !
Betsy McClatchey was murdered and later the prime suspect of the crime Cecil McClatchey died in a car accident. Betsy’s murder goes unsolved.
For seven years, Marcella Atkinson tried to deal with the guilt over her affair with Cecil. Cecil’s adult son Jed seeks answers from Marcella in order to come to terms with the loss of his parents. Again another secret affair, this time its Jed and Marcella.
Lecraw has a wonderful writing style. It would have been so easy to have this story go off the “deep end” (I love the swimming pool metaphor). Instead she has put together a story that is a compelling read. It explores love, family relationships, and deception. Some portions of the book are so intimate that it was almost uncomfortable for me to read.
All of the characters are fleshed out, rich, and well written. I guess that we could use the pool metaphor again and say that the characters are deep.
I give it a well written 4 1/2 stars out of 5!
The Contest is over …. thanks to those who entered ….
Received “The Swimming Pool” courtesy of Doubleday for review purposes.
(winners Pearl and Debby)