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  - 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

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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