Whatever You Love

Whatever You Love

A Novel

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780062094667
0062094661
Characteristics: 369 p. ; 21 cm

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bronteside
Jul 25, 2015

My radar is on for more Louise Doughty fiction after, Whatever You Love.
Beautifully written,,this is a finely crafted story,
If you liked A Dubus,"The House of Sand and Fog, or Robin Black's Life Drawing, this should be on your list as well.

sunny143 Oct 24, 2012

I enjoyed this author's writing style and her character development. I could 'see' what was happening as the author described different scenes and interactions. There were a number of interesting surprises in the book but one scene was very disturbing for me and I am very confused as to why the author went down that particular path. I would however recommend this book.

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davises88
Aug 17, 2012

i really wanted to like this book. instead i loathed it

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uncommonreader
Jul 28, 2012

This is a well-constructed novel. The before/after/before/after, etc. works well.

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