While it may be rushing the season to recommend a gripping beach read, this novel set here in the Northwest definitely fills that bill. The story opens with the arrival at a Seattle hospital of a critically injured and unidentified hit-and-run victim. Both one of the main characters in the book and its author are medical doctors and we are quickly pulled into a plot rich with personal and ethical drama. Add troubled but loving relationships described with insight and compassion, two apparently unrelated story lines and you have all the ingredients for a book that may keep you up all night reading rather than heading for the beach.— Mary
"Gemini is an unforgettable novel--a morality tale, a mystery, and a love story that will leave readers breathless" (Maria Semple, New York Times bestselling author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette). As should be the case with any memorable love story, the first time Raney Remington saw Bo she hated him. When the skinny kid from the city first arrives in her Pacific Northwest hometown, Raney doesn't quite know what to make of him. Yet her intense dislike of the know-it-all bookworm softens as Bo latches on to Raney, eager to learn about the Washington island he's been sent for the summer. Decades later Dr. Charlotte Reese finds herself fighting to keep an unconscious ICU patient stable while also unwrapping the mystery of the unconscious woman, the victim of a hit-and-run. Consumed by questions about the woman's identity, Charlotte enlists Eric, her journalist boyfriend, to investigate. Their search for answers brings them to heartrending truths about Jane Doe―and themselves. In beautiful interwoven storytelling, master of medical drama Carol Cassella presents two women--lifetimes apart--who face the inescapable forces shaping their lives. Filled with stunning medical detail and set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Pacific Northwest, Gemini is a vivid novel of moral complexity and emotional depth that "is just what the doctor ordered" (People).