The Bullet

The Bullet

Book - 2016
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Nothing is what it seems in NPR correspondent Mary Louise Kelly's "riveting, twisty tale" (Hallie Ephron, author of Night Night, Sleep Tight ), in which a woman discovers a decades-old bullet at the base of her neck.

Caroline Cashion is stunned when an MRI reveals that she has a bullet lodged near the base of her skull. It makes no sense: she has never been shot. She has no scar. When she confronts her parents, she learns the truth: she was adopted when she was three years old, after her real parents were murdered in cold blood. Caroline had been there the night of the attack, and she'd been hit by a single gunshot to the neck. Buried too deep among vital nerves and blood vessels, the surgeons had left it, and stitched up the traumatized little girl with the bullet still inside.

Now, thirty-four years later, Caroline returns to her hometown to learn whatever she can about who her parents were, and why they died. A cop who worked the case reveals that even after all these years, police still don't have enough evidence to nail their suspect.

The bullet in Caroline's neck could identify the murderer... and that person will do anything to keep it out of the law's hands. Now Caroline will have to decide: run for her life, or stay and fight?

With non-stop action, "an extremely likable narrator and twists and turns galore" (Alice LaPlante, author of Turn of Mind ), The Bullet will keep you riveted until the very last page.
Publisher: New York : Pocket, 2016.
ISBN: 9781501142437
Branch Call Number: PB Kelly
Characteristics: 426 pages ; 18 cm

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sadhvi
Jul 23, 2017

Good writing, kept me entertained, however didn't like the solution....

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gusmcrae
May 27, 2015

This thriller started out with a great premise--a pain in her wrist leads a young French professor to learn that she has a bullet lodged in the back of her neck. She did not know it was there and upon discovering it, finds she is not exactly who she thought she was. The book sucked me in with that premise and held pretty tight. The ultimate reveal, though, is not terribly surprising. I was kind of hoping for more twists and turns. But all-in-all, it wasn't a bad way to spend my weekend. I will certainly check out future books by Ms. Kelly.

multcolib_alisonk Apr 16, 2015

If you're on a long flight or trying to divert yourself from something unpleasant, this is a good choice. It's a quick read that keeps you guessing. But be prepared to swallow some implausible scenarios, and a bit of romantic fluffiness. This is the equivalent of a reading doughnut - enjoy it while it lasts and try not regret it the next day.

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CoMoReader
Feb 28, 2015

I wasn't really expecting it, but this book sucked me in from the first page. A compelling page-turner. Looking forward to more from Mary Louise Kelly.

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