Whatever You Love: A Novel

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HarperCollins, Mar 27, 2012 - Fiction - 384 pages
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"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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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 (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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