The Abortionist's Daughter

by Elisabeth Hyde

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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.

The Abortionist's Daughter Synopsis

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

Nineteen-year-old university student Megan Thompson is beautiful, cool, clever and sexy – the kind of girl boys fall in love with. She’s 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 Abortionist’s Daughter is an utterly compelling novel of family secrets, dark passion and, ultimately, catharsis for those whose lives have become so strangely entwined.

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The Abortionist's Daughter Press 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

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ISBN: 9780330443005
Publication date: 19/06/2006
Publisher: Pan
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780330443005
Publication date: 19th June 2006
Author: Elisabeth Hyde
Publisher: Pan
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,
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About Elisabeth Hyde

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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