The Bullet by Mary Louise Kelly
Caroline Cashion leads an ordinary life. She is a professor of French Literature at Georgetown University, she regularly talks to and eats dinner with her parents, and she is content entering middle age. One thing is bothering her however: her wrist. Gradually over the past year using her wrist had become more and more painful; she walks with it swathed in a brace and cradled to her chest. Her doctor finally sends her for an MRI. After the scan the technician asks how Caroline got it. Caroline has no idea what she’s talking about. The tech is incredulous, how can Caroline not know how she got a bullet in her neck? Good question and one Caroline is determined to answer.
This book is truly a page turner. At the core the book is about the tragedy in Caroline’s life that resulted in her having a bullet pressed against her spine. It is also about her transformation. An academic through and through she is forced out of her comfort zone in her pursuit of answers, doing things she wouldn’t imagine herself doing to find more and more information. This book really makes you wonder how far you would be willing to go to find the truth and to exact justice.