Happy first day of fall!
In a nod to the summer that just passed, my Wednesday wanna-read this week is Holly LeCraw’s The Swimming Pool.
Here’s the Goodreads plot summary: “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.”
Sounds intriguing, right?
While the book has less than a 3-star average review on Goodreads, I’m still curious about this book. It has all the makings, at least in the plot description, of being an intriguing, quick, mindless read.
And who doesn’t want to think back to summer while grumbling about having to get the sweaters out of the back of the closet…