Friday, April 13, 2012

Review: Whatever You Love by Louise Doughty

Whatever You Love by Louise Doughty

Publisher: HarperCollins 
Pages: 384 
Format: book 
Buy the Book: Amazon  

Goodreads:  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.

Kritters Thoughts: 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!

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.  

Check out other reviews of this book:
Tuesday, March 27th: The Lost Entwife
Wednesday, March 28th: Lit and Life
Thursday, March 29th: Book Hooked Blog
Monday, April 2nd: Broken Teepee
Tuesday, April 3rd: A Bookish Way of Life
Wednesday, April 4th: Life in Review
Monday, April 9th: The House of the Seven Tails
Tuesday, April 10th: Melody & Words
Wednesday, April 11th: Peeking Between the Pages
Thursday, April 12th: Walking With Nora
Friday, April 13th: Kritters Ramblings

1 comment :

  1. This one sounds like a real page turner - glad you enjoyed it!

    Thanks for being on the tour. I'm featuring your review on TLC's Facebook page today.

    - Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours


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