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The Swimming Pool by Holly LeCraw
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Jul 24, 12

it was ok
Read in July, 2012

The Swimming Pool was an okay book, but was underdeveloped, and difficult to connect to. The story never really reels you in, excited for more. Marcella, the protagonist, is a depressing, self-loathing, over emotional, selfish, immoral woman, making it very difficult to like her, want her to come out winning in the end. The problem in the story is also unclear, is it the murder, the messed up relationships? Then the resolution to the "problem" is very quick, and lack luster. It could be considered a mystery, but there are not the little clues that lead you along the way, making you wonder how the mystery is solved. Because the morals of the characters are so skewed, sick really, you want them to do the right thing, and they never do. There are layers of infertility, infidelity, lack of self esteem, and postpartum, but none of which go deep enough to really get into. Not a terrible read, but not one that I would recommend to anyone.
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