Whatever You Love

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Faber & Faber, Aug 19, 2010 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Whatever You Love, from Louise Doughty - the bestselling author of Apple Tree Yard, now a major BBC 1 series - is a heart-wrenching psychological thriller about bereavement and revenge, desire and infidelity.

Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award
Longlisted for the Orange Prize

When two police officers knock on Laura's door, her life changes forever.

Her nine-year-old daughter Betty has been killed in a hit-and-run car accident. When the death is ruled an accident, Laura takes revenge into her own hands. But will her daughter's killer be brought to justice?

Laura's loss and bereavement re-open old wounds and she is thrown back to the story of her passionate love affair with Betty's father David, their marriage, and his subsequent love affair with another woman.

Haunted by Laura's past and desire for revenge, Whatever You Love is a riveting psychological thriller that explores the lengths one mother is willing to go to for love.

If you've enjoyed Whatever You Love, you might also like Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty.

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User Review  - pgchuis - LibraryThing

Laura's nine year old daughter is run over and killed by a car, while walking to a dance class with a friend. The novel describes Laura's grief at the loss of her daughter and later her desire to find ... Read full review

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User Review  - gayla.bassham - LibraryThing

Very, very compelling and quite well-written. The characters are fully realized despite being almost uniformly awful. Did not care for the last couple of twists at the end, though. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Louise Doughty is the author of eight novels, most recently Black Water, which was published in 2016 to critical acclaim in the UK and US where it was nominated as one of the New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Her previous book was the Top Ten bestseller Apple Tree Yard, adapted for BBC One as a four-part series starring Emily Watson. Her sixth novel, Whatever You Love, was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She has also won awards for radio drama and short stories, along with publishing one work of non-fiction, A Novel in a Year, based on her popular newspaper column. She is a critic and cultural commentator for UK and international newspapers and broadcasts regularly for the BBC. She lives in London.

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