Whatever You Love: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Mar 27, 2012 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Longlisted for the Orange Prize and Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award, Louise Doughty’s hauntingly beautiful investigation of love, loss, and revenge is a literary page-turner that will linger in your mind far after the cover closes. When a hit-and-run car crash claims Laura’s daughter Betty, her life is turned upside down. But when the courts rule the death an accident, the lines dividing justice from punishment will blur as Laura embarks on her own quest for vengeance. Sure to captivate fans of Antoinette van Heugten and Sophie Hannah, as well as readers of Doughty’s previous books Fires in the Dark and A Novel in a Year, among others, Whatever You Love is a poignant psychological story in which life’s greatest questions hang in the balance.
 

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User Review  - pdebolt - LibraryThing

This book started out in such a captivating way, and then slowly dissolved into a ridiculous scenario. The portrayal of a grief-stricken mother was so well done and the plot should have gone a ... Read full review

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User Review  - TheLostEntwife - LibraryThing

This was a tough book for me. Filled with hauntingly beautiful descriptions, and gut-wrenching emotions, Whatever You Love tells the hard story of loss and picking up the pieces afterward. Louise ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
Chapter
Chapter
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Epilogue
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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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