Back to work and busy busy, but I managed to squeeze this in before Wednesday ended!
Three Graves Full
Jason Getty has a secret. There is a body buried in his backyard, and he's responsible. Over the course of a year, he's learned to live with this, but after a landscaping crew discovers one body in his front yard and police unearth another, Jason is forced to live again with the fear of discovery. As Jason tries to stay one step ahead of the police, he delves into the past to explain how he became a haunted man. This was engaging. I love a good mystery type novel that I can just lose myself in.
Oxygen: A Novel
This was very much a Jodi Picoult type book, but it was what I needed to enjoy the last little bit of summer. Marie is an anesthesiologist who is enjoying her career. She loves her work because she gets to be with patients at their most vulnerable, but when something goes wrong during a surgery and a child dies, Marie faces losing it all through a malpractice suit. In the midst of this, Marie has to face that her aging father needs help and with forced time off from work, she is able to handle that issue--plus others that crop up as the trial progresses. While this book was easy to follow and the plot twist was identifiable very early on, it was still a good summer read.
Palisades Amusement Park is the place to be in the early 1900s in New Jersey. Diving girls, amusement park food, a saltwater swimming pool, one could spend every day at Palisades and never be bored. At least, that's how it is for Toni who grew up with her parents running a french fry stand in the park, surrounded by her dreams of someday becoming a high diver. In the midst of this, times goes on, the Great Depression and Pearl Harbor loom, casting a shadow on the park. I loved this book. The story of Toni and her family was engaging, along with the background of the amusement park. Definitely a well done period piece.
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