From former NPR correspondent Mary Louise Kelly comes a heart-pounding story about fear, family secrets, and one woman's hunt for answers about the murder of her parents.
Two words: the bullet. That's all it takes to shatter her life.
Caroline Cashion is beautiful, intelligent, a professor of French literature. But in a split second, everything she's known is proved to be a lie.
A single bullet, gracefully tapered at one end, is found lodged at the base of her skull. Caroline is stunned. It makes no sense: She has never been shot. She has no entry wound, no scar. Then, over the course of one awful evening, she learns the truth: she was adopted when she was three years old, after her real parents were murdered. Caroline was there the night they were attacked. She was wounded too, a gunshot to the neck. Surgeons had stitched up the traumatized little girl with the bullet still there, nestled deep among vital nerves and blood vessels.
That was thirty-four years ago.
Now Caroline has to find the truth of her past. Why were her parents killed? Why is she still alive? She returns to her hometown, where she meets a cop who lets slip that the bullet in her neck is the same bullet that killed her mother - full-metal jacket, .38 Special. It hit Caroline's mother and kept going, hurtling through the mother's chest and into the child hiding behind her.
Caroline is horrified - and in danger. When a gun is fired, it leaves markings on the bullet, tiny grooves almost as unique as a fingerprint. The bullet in her neck could finger a murderer. Can Caroline unravel the clues to her past before the killer tracks her down?
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"took a chance and glad I did"
The audio edition is the only copy of this book I have had the chance to indulge myself in and to take myself away from typical romance/suspense. Characters were believable and carried themselves in a modern day pace but at times were very blaise.
My favorite character would be a toss up between Martin and Tony, brothers to the puzzled main character Caroline, their sense of family values is undeniable! Supportive and protective as big brothers should be
Narrator had Caroline's personality nailed during tense moments but lacked somewhat in the reflection of worry and sorrow , anger and happiness. Characters were just there at times.
Who am I and who are you?
I cannot say this is worth a 5 star rating but 4 is probable. Certain characters had no depth to them and yet they were needed to fill in holes when the story was lacking.
Interesting until . . .