Friday, July 24, 2015

Book review: The Bullet by Mary Louise Kelly

Summer is the perfect time of year to read thrillers. They're distracting, but not so much that you need to give it your full attention. This book has the bonus of a terrific premise. I heard the author on the radio talk about how she really did meet a woman who went in for an X-ray and the technician asked her, "How did you get that bullet in your neck?" and she honestly had no idea how. The author didn't ever find out how the original woman got the bullet, but she went off with her own creativity and made up an interesting story to explain it.

Caroline is a French professor at Georgetown with carpal tunnel, and when she gets an MRI, the technician asks her the above question, which shocks her. She has a bullet? In her neck? How did it get there? When? Why doesn't she remember anything or know about it? Of course she goes to her parents, and she finds out a story that happened when she was a small child that is shocking and frightening.

I don't want to give away too much but suffice it to say that this book was thrilling, exciting, and page-turning. I read the book all in one day. It had a couple of good twists I didn't see coming but didn't feel like they were blindsiding me. I liked that it was mostly set in D.C. and partly in Atlanta--that was a nice change of pace. It was a fun and a great beach read.

I checked this book out of the library.


Harvee said...

Ooh, I'd be willing to read this one. Sounds like a good story.

Kay said...

I have a copy of this one and just haven't gotten to it yet. I was intrigued by the whole premise of the bullet in the neck. Good to know that it's a fun read.