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The Abortionist's Daughter (2006)

by Elisabeth Hyde

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    Songs for the Missing by Stewart O'Nan (verenka)
    verenka: Both books deal with a family falling apart because of the violent death of one member.
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    The Doctor's Wife by Elizabeth Brundage (SugarCreekRanch)
    SugarCreekRanch: These two books have similar themes. Abortionist's Daughter is a lighter, quicker read. Doctor's Wife is darker and more thought-provoking. Both excellent stories.
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Fairly early on I went - this character is going to be the killer.
I didn't buy Hank and Megan's relationship. I didn't get what he saw in her. He is 7 years older than him. He is a grown man with a career and a house. She comes across as a scared confused little girl. She is legally an adult - barely, but she is still a kid. Why is he so fascinated by her? He sees her and what she is so beautiful he can't get her our of his head? He is acting like an idiot.
When Diana talks about by preforming the abortion she is just pushing the reset button it made me think of the anti drinking and driving commercial that say life doesn't have a rewind button. ( )
  nx74defiant | Jan 23, 2016 |
Really didn't live up to the hype! ( )
  Bagpuss | Jan 17, 2016 |
This was a random book that I picked up at the Lifeline bookfair. It has an interesting enough story line to make it a fairly easy to read novel. It does keep you guessing until nearly the end as to "whodonit". Interesting book. Worth a read. ( )
  amme_mr | May 5, 2015 |
A decent read but didn't live up to expectations. Great potential: abortion doctor murdered. Hot button issues: abortion, infidelity, martial problems, pornography, recreational drug use, obsession, special needs children, mother-daughter relationships. Likely murder suspects: discontented husband, rebellious daughter, jilted lovers, drug dealers, right-to-life activists. Ultimately, the reason for the murder was senseless and completely unrelated to the victim's chosen profession. Why did the author bother to make the doctor an abortionist? Was the provocative title a marketing ploy to catch our attention? Annoying. More annoying - an autopsy report stating that semen was found in the doctor's vagina but we never find out whose it was. Where was the editor? ( )
1 vote sushitori | Mar 16, 2014 |
Just what I needed for a light read: read quickly but able to put it down. Full of entanglements and people's erroneous assumptions about others. Very melodramatic teens, I started thinking they should just grow up. The use of drugs (ecstasy by the teens, pot by the mother) was presented matter of factly, not as something horribly illicit, which bothered me. I suppose other people could be just as bothered by the fact of providing abortions, but that is definitely treated as controversial in this story. I'd probably read another by this author, but I'm not looking for this to be a series. ( )
  juniperSun | Mar 12, 2014 |
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Two weeks before Christmas, Diana Duprey, an outspoken abortion doctor, is found dead in her swimming pool. A national figure, Diana inspired passion and ignited tempers, but never more so than the day of her death. Her husband Frank, a longtime attorney in the DA’s office; her daughter Megan, a freshman in college; the Reverend Stephen O’Connell, founder of the town’s pro-life coalition: all of them quarreled with Diana that day and each one has something to lose in revealing the truth. Meanwhile the detective on the case struggles for the answers — and finds himself more intimately involved than he ever could have imagined.

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19-year-old Megan Thompson is beautiful, cool, clever and sexy. She has a love-hate relationship with her mother, Diana, an abortion doctor &, following the death of her younger brother, has mostly steered clear of family life. That is until the day her defense attorney father calls to tell her that Diana has been found dead in their pool.… (more)

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