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The Abortionist's Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde
  

The Abortionist's Daughter

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Reviewed on Richard & Judy on 2nd August 2006.
I dare you to try and finish this in anything less than one sitting. I enjoyed it so much that I kept sneaking away to read it when I should have been doing other things. Part murder mystery, part family drama, it'll keep you hooked until the last page.

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Synopsis

The Abortionist's Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde

'The problem was Megan had just taken the second half of her ecstasy when her father called with the newsâ

Nineteen-year-old university student Megan Thompson is beautiful, cool, clever and sexy – the kind of girl boys fall in love with. Sheâs mostly steered clear of family life since the death of her younger brother. That is until the day she hears her mother, Diana, has been found floating face down in their swimming pool.


Diana, as Director of the Center for Reproductive Choice, was a national figure who inspired passions and made enemies. Detective Huck Berlin is brought in to investigate the case when it becomes clear that Diana was murdered. Several people have quarrelled with Diana on that fateful day, not least Frank, her husband of twenty years, and her wayward child. Now father and daughter are thrown together in an unexpected twist of family life.


Set in a small town in Colorado, The Abortionistâs Daughter is an utterly compelling novel of family secrets, dark passion and, ultimately, catharsis for those whose lives have become so strangely entwined.

Reviews

'A remarkably lucid and authoritative novelist' John Irving

'Like Anne Tyler, Hyde captures the quirky, heartbreaking core of a character and puts it on the page with shining prose' Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Born and raised in New Hampshire, Elisabeth Hyde briefly practiced law for the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. In 1982 she took time off to write her first novel, Her Native Colors, and never looked back. She has been awarded working scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and teaches creative writing through artist-in-residence programs. The Abortionist's Daughter is her fourth novel. She now lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Book Info

Publication date

19th June 2006

Author

Elisabeth Hyde

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Pan

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780330443005

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