Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Abortionist's Daughter

Finished this book this weekend. The Abortionist's Daughter starts with the murder of a female abortion provider in Colorado. She is found by her husband, lying face down in a lap pool at her home with a huge bruise on the back of her head.

I was interested in the book right up to the point at which the murderer confessed. For no apparent reason. And that pretty much blew the book for me. The one passage in the book that I did find interesting was the passages told from the point of view of the abortion provider: why she chose to provide abortions, the doubts she had, the convictions that developed over time. These seemed very real to me.

The fact that she realized the danger she was in, yet chose at several points to place herself in a vulnerable position were beyond belief and poorly written.