The Swimming Pool by Holly LeCraw is a beautifully written book. I loved the poignant feeling this book created. It is a heart-wrenching story of loss, deceit, guilt and inadequacy. This book was not fun to read, but still subtly compelling.
I loved reading the character's internal battle with solitude and the search to find a way to survive. I am not a fan of books involving adultery, but the writing in this book was about so much more than the adultery. The adultery became became a background to the mental struggle of the characters and their search to find joyful life.
If you like a book that is compelling to read, but does not hold you in a death grip until you finish it, this would be a great choice. If you love to read about characters and their inner thoughts and feelings you may enjoy this book. I find myself appreciating it more as I write about it, as I pay attention to the ways in which this story has stuck with me. I enjoyed the humanness of the people, and that is why this is a great book.
Happy reading and have a whimsically wonderful day!