Whatever You Love: A Novel

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HarperCollins, Mar 27, 2012 - Fiction - 384 pages
31 Reviews

"I study the photo in the same way that a spy might study the face of a counterpart in a rival organization. I am calm as I make this promise: I am going to find out what you love, then whatever it is, I am going to track it down and I am going to take it away from you."

After the death of Laura's nine-year-old daughter, Betty, is ruled an accident in a hit-and-run, Laura decides to take revenge into her own hands, determined to track down the man responsible. All the while, her inner turmoil is reopening the old wounds of her passionate love affair with Betty's father, David, and his abandonment of the family for another woman.

Haunted by her past and driven to a breaking point by her thirst for retribution, Laura discovers the unforeseen lengths she is willing to go to for love and vengeance.

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Disappointing ending really. - Goodreads
Good writing, but she loses the reader. - Goodreads
And the ending wasn't worth the effort. - Goodreads
The mother's perspective evolves as the plot unfolds. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Eileen - Goodreads

Mesmerizing! Perfect for the long plane ride! It's very well written and I dreaded coming to the end! It is the story of a mother driven somewhat mad by the death of her child in a hit and run ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cleo Bannister - Goodreads

This book starts with the police turning up at Laura's door to tell her that her daughter Betty has died. It is a brutal start and the main theme of the book is Laura dealing with her loss, but this ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Louise Doughty is the author of the novels Crazy Paving, Dance with Me, Honey-Dew, Fires in the Dark, and Stone Cradle, as well as the nonfiction book A Novel in a Year, based on her popular newspaper column. She has written plays for radio and has worked widely as a critic, broadcasting regularly for BBC Radio 4. She lives in London.

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