Karl Update and What I’m Reading: Local Woman Missing

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.

Local Woman Missing: A Novel by [Mary Kubica]

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.

13 thoughts on “Karl Update and What I’m Reading: Local Woman Missing”

  1. 98.5% of covid in my state is the unvaccinated. As well, hospitalizations and ICU/Vent patients are unvaccinated. Elective surgery is cancelled 100%. No room for a patient who might need a bed upstairs. It’s horrible and so preventable. I’m on team Kalissa! Please vaccinate, mask and distance whenever possible. (I’m retired RN and honestly, grateful I’m not frontline for round 2-so very depressing.)

  2. I’m glad that your son is on the mend; I’m sure you were scared and worried about him! Thanks for the book recommendation – sounds like one I would enjoy. I’ll look for it.

  3. I was hesitant to get the vaccine but hindsight has me thankful I did it. Many people I know are still totally against it, but even with my rough reactions to the shots I am still glad I did it. I am so glad to hear that Karl is doing better. I pray he doesn’t overdo and relapse.
    I just finished listening to a book that you might like. It has a “then and now” aspect to it, which I found fascinating to see it come together. It isn’t a WWII period piece but is definitely got a historical twist. I listened free to it on YT. It’s titled The Lost Apothecary.

  4. So glad Karl is better. Imagine how sick he would have been without the vaccine. Our hospitals here have waiting lines. Closest opening is 150 miles away. People are being treated with home care nurses. That’s scary. A friend ended up in a small center for a Staph infection and was treated by a chiropractor. She felt he was quite competent and very careful with her care. Good thing her daughter was a nurse. Crazy times.

  5. Here in the Uk, it’s not easy to get an appointment to see a doctor in person. It takes a few weeks to get a face to face consultation. I have had a problem with my leg for three months but just have telephone consultations and additional tablets issued. Not a good system as far as I am concerned. Glad Karl is up,and about again. Keep safe.

  6. I’m glad Carl is doing better. Thank you for the update as I have been wondering how he was doing. I finished that book about a month ago. I’m not sure what I thought about the ending. It was a different one than I usually pick that’s for sure. I would give it about a 4.2. It was well written but I remember skimming vast sections of it.

  7. Carolyn Sullivan

    YEAH for Karl. Recent reports that J&J vaccine is 0.54% to have break throughs. All the rest are lower. But they do say w that vaccine and others that you may still get Ill, but it won’t be deadly.

    Thanks for the book suggestion I needed one.

  8. I read the first 3 chapters & quit. My psyche just can’t handle that much cruelty. So depressing & stressful to read!

  9. Have you watched the series, Unforgotten? It’s a BBC series that was on PBS Masterpiece. It’s currently on season 4 (6 episodes each), but we caught up on previous seasons on Amazon Prime Video. I think you’d like it since it has to do with cold case murder investigations. Each season deals with a different case.

  10. Thanks for the update on Karl – so many of us have been wondering and are glad he’s getting better!
    The book sounds interesting… thanks!

  11. I am thankful that the monoclonal antibody infusion benefited Karl’s recovery. That treatment seems to help many people if they get treatment early. Recovery from COVID takes time. Tell him to be patient and drop everything and rest when his body says to. This is so difficult for a younger person to accept.

  12. Really glad to hear that Karl is getting better, how scary for him and all of the Kramer clan. I’m glad he got a shot, it had to help with his Covid illness, making it less severe. The author of these books is on my list to find at our second hand shops. This one sounds like a great read along with the others.

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