Karl went to work today. I haven’t heard yet how the day went or how pooped out he was. He feels like he has a cold but is way on the mend. It’s been the 10 days he was required to stay out and work was okay with him going back in.
I was pretty nervous about him up until Tuesday. He would easily get winded if he went upstairs to go to the bathroom. It would throw him into a big coughing fit. One day early in the week he got up to do dishes and just that simple thing had him exhausted and heading back to the couch before he was finished.
Covid is nothing to play around with. I am thankful that he was able to get an infusion last Sunday. That is really what turned him around.
No one else in the family has had any symptoms. For those wondering…Karl got it through an exposure at work. He was vaccinated with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. He personally recommends to everyone to get the shot. It was not fun and very scary.
Kalissa is working at the hospital and said most of the people coming in are under 50 and unvaccinated. The hospital is again calling for help and working to open more beds as the hospital is full. She fears elective surgeries will be postponed if something doesn’t change. She fears more lives will be lost.
This is all so sad.
We had a scare in our family and my hope is that none of you will have one in your family.
Now onto the regular post.
I was looking for a book on Hoopla. The one I was reading had just ended and I really wanted to quickly just grab another book. This one, Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica, caught my eye.
I love when book companies make the covers of the books similarly so I can easily recognize that the books might be from the same author. This is the sixth book by this author that I have read. Although the books are a little dark, considered thrillers, I like picking up books that aren’t always historical fiction. She’s typically kept my interest and gives me a change from other genres. You can read the reviews of the other books I’ve read HERE.
So did I like the book?
Yes, I did. I was guessing for a long time…a really long time. The author put so many people into the suspect list that it took me a bit to narrow down the suspect list.
This author is well known for doing a two-part book. One tells the then story, in this case, the 11 years ago story. One tells the present-day story. Gradually the two stories converge and the story comes full circle. I love this format and this author does a great job of it.
Here’s what Amazon had to say:
“In this smart and chilling thriller, master of suspense Mary Kubica takes domestic secrets to a whole new level, showing that some people will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.
People don’t just disappear without a trace…
Shelby Tebow is the first to go missing. Not long after, Meredith Dickey and her six-year-old daughter, Delilah, vanish just blocks away from where Shelby was last seen, striking fear into their once-peaceful community. Are these incidents connected? After an elusive search that yields more questions than answers, the case eventually goes cold.
Now, eleven years later, Delilah shockingly returns. Everyone wants to know what happened to her, but no one is prepared for what they’ll find…”
Amazon readers give the book 4.3 stars. I am going to give this one a 4.5 rating. I really liked it.
You can find the book HERE on Amazon.