When the director of the Center for Reproductive Choice is murdered, a town must confront the consequences of choice, the nature of guilt, and the hidden allegiances and hostilities that animate and destroy families and communities.
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.
I would rather be lectured on the life of the slug than listen to this. The book's plot was like stale coke left out to rot in the sun. Don't waste your money.