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The Abortionist's Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde

About the book

‘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.

Reviewed by Phoenix Reading Group:

Mixed reaction on a sensitive issue. Bill, the daughters ex lovers obsession was very realistic. Would we like to re-read this book? No!

Star rating: **

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