Whatever You Love A Novel Author:Louise Doughty "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 acc... more »ident 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.« less
An intense roller coaster ride that ended up in a different place than I predicted - completely. Told from the perspective of Laura who in the first chapter loses her oldest child, her daughter Betty, in a car accident. She has already withstood a divorce due to a cheating spouse and is barely holding it together as it is.
The reader is taken on a journey with Laura as she goes before and after the accident. I loved how the book was broken up with chapters that occurred before the accident where you were given the history of Laura and David's relationship before the kids arrived. The after chapters took place after the accident and I absolutely adored where the story went.
I blew through this book because the intensity stayed at a heightened level that kept me from being to able to set it down at any moment. A perfect book for a spring weekend outside enjoying the weather!