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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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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? ( )
  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 |
This book was just ok. Its a murder mystery and I figured out who the murderer was pretty early on. It was a quick read and I would recommend it to Jodi Picoult fans. I was a bit disappointed in the ending. ( )
  Contusions | Sep 4, 2013 |
I read this book because I loved [b:In the Heart of the Canyon|5557039|In the Heart of the Canyon|Elisabeth Hyde|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320496987s/5557039.jpg|5728162] and thought I would give it a try. It didn't disappoint. I didn't realize who the murderer was until the very end. It was hard to put the book down because I wanted to keep reading to see what happened next. The subject of abortion is in it, but the story is more about the relationship between the family. ( )
  JenniferLynn | May 13, 2013 |
I had such high hopes for this book after seeing the title and reading the plot. Both seemed intriguing and griping. But in the end The Abortionist's Daughter was boring and forgettable. I think this could have been a great book had the author developed the character Bill more thoroughly. There was so much she could have done with him. Next. ( )
  admccrae | Apr 3, 2013 |
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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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