The abortionist's daughter
Elisabeth Hyde has taken a powerful moral predicament and constructed around it a richly layered, compulsively readable novel about a murder in a small Colorado town, about the choices we make and the way their unintended consequences ripple through our lives. Two weeks before Christmas, Diana Duprey, an outspoken abortion doctor, is found floating in her pool, a bruise the size of a golf ball visible through her dark curls. A national figure, Diana inspired passion and ignited tempers, never more so than on the day of her death. Her husband, Frank, an attorney in the D.A.' s office for more than twenty years, had fought bitterly with her on the day of her murder. Yet to reveal the nature of their fight would cost him not only his career but something greater still-- a relationship he will go to any lengths to protect. Diana' s daughter, Megan, a college freshman, had also quarreled with Diana that day, and her role in her mother' s murder will prove more significant than she ever could have anticipated. The Reverend Stephen O' Connell, founder of the town' s pro-life coalition, obviously had issues with Diana, but his anger extended beyond the political to the personal-- namely, Dr. Duprey' s involvement with his own troubled teenager. Meanwhile, the detective on the case grapples to make sense of it all. His investigation implicates many in this town and reveals a series of gross miscalculations, each one challenging what we know, or think we know, about community, fidelity, justice, and love. A riveting and provocative page-turner: a novel of stunning economy and momentum by a writer poised for wide discovery.
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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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|isbn||9780307263667, 9780307265487, 9781598872675|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000269553|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Knopf,|2006.|285 p. ; 25 cm., overdrive:a2fcffe5-108e-4fd7-9ab0-f95029682b66|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HighBridge Company||, overdrive:e6ebdb56-e6fb-4303-b1ec-d70e4c367044|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2006||
|subject_facet||Abortion -- Fiction, Mothers -- Death -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, Secrecy -- Fiction, Women physicians -- Crimes against -- Fiction|
|title_display||The abortionist's daughter|
|title_full||The Abortionist's Daughter, The abortionist's daughter / Elisabeth Hyde|
|title_short||The abortionist's daughter|
|topic_facet||Abortion, Crimes against, Death, Fiction, Literature, Mothers, Mothers and daughters, Mystery, Secrecy, Suspense, Thriller, Women physicians|