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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,199 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elisabeth Hyde Narrator: Beth McDonal Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Two weeks before Christmas, Dr. Diana Duprey is found floating face-up in a small lap pool in her back yard. A medical doctor with an abortion practice, and a national figure who inspired passion and ignited tempers, she had been the target of violent threats by right-to-life activists. Her husband, Frank Thomson, a lawyer in the district attorney's office, fought bitterly with her on the morning of her murder. To reveal the nature of their argument would cost him his career—and more. Diana's daughter, Megan, also quarreled with her on the day of her death. The Reverend Stephen O'Connell, founder of the town's outspoken Lifeblood Coalition, had reasons of his own to want Diana's practice shut down, including her involvement with his troubled teenager. The investigation of the case unleashes a flood of secrets in Duprey's small Colorado town, whose residents must face haunting questions—and the accusations of their own consciences.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eduardo Vazquez | 2/9/2014

    " The Abortionist's Daughter is so far an interesting book. It is nothing like what i have read in the past. When the doctor who does abortions was found dead on her swimming pool, that is when everything started to get interesting. Her husband Frank and daughter Megan, are doing everything they can to figure out this case. With the help of some of Megan's friends, they are getting closer and closer to finding the the man who murdered her mother. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Manda | 1/20/2014

    " I shall have to look into this author. I like the way she writes very much. Some writers get so carried away with their stories that they get further and further away from reality, which is fine and dandy - as everyone says "It's fiction!" But I am particular about the kind of novels where I tolerate reality being stretched. Stephen King for example, is an author whose books no-one would read expecting the content to stick to the rules of reality, in fact, expecting the opposite. When a story purports to be about the real world however, I feel cheated if reality is bent to suit the story. It feels as if the author has cheated - no - stronger than that - I believe that the author has been lazy. Authors that pay close regard to the way that things work stretch their story taut on a framework made up of the rules of this world. Authors who feel that the story is more important and blur reality to suit, they allow the story to evolve like algae, and their stories seem more shapeless to me as a result. I find such a story difficult to read. However, this story is firmly in the real world, and I had no argument with it for that. Obviously people have strong feelings about abortion, and this book is a bit too much determinedly pro-abortion for my linking. But, it is good to be challenged to think through these issues. The main thrust of the book is about the abortionist's murder, not about the abortionists job. In the wake of the murder, and on way to the murder being solved, we have a romance, a tangled family relationship and a stalking. This is one of those books where the end comes as a surprise - as the pages keep turning it seems as if things are still too complicated and unexplained to be near the end - and then it arrives. This book is not exciting - but it is calmly satisfying. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Carol | 1/18/2014

    " While I devoured this story in just a couple of days, I can't say it's really very good. The characters are diverse, intense, but none of them really rang true. The daughter seemed excessively immature for a 19-year old. I would have enjoyed more about the marital dynamic between Frank and Diana after suffering a tragedy earlier in their marriage. There weren't enough twists or surprises to make this a satisfying murder mystery, and not enough depth to make it a memorable novel. Just meh. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Amber | 1/15/2014

    " The 1st 50 pages were really good but the rest was Boring ! "

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About the Author

Elisabeth Hyde was born and raised in New Hampshire, she has since lived in Vermont, Washington, DC, San Francisco, and Seattle. In 1979 she received her law degree and practiced briefly with the US Department of Justice. She is the author of several novels and currently lives in Colorado with her family.