The Abortionist's Daughter Book Summary and Study Guide

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The local abortion doctor, Diana Duprey, is found murdered in her pool.
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The possible list of suspects include:
Frank, an attorney in the DA's office and her husband of twenty years, who fought bitterly with her the night of the murder. To provide an alibi would be to disclose his infidelities to his wife and possibly risk losing his job.
The daughter, Megan, a college freshman experimenting with drugs and relationships. She also had a bitter fight with her mother shortly before the murder.
Reverend Stephen O'Connell, founder of the town's pro-life coalition. His involvement with Diana goes from political to personal when Diana becomes involved with the abortion of his son's girlfriend.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Special suspect?    -   lover Murder of certain profession?    -   "All in the family" murder Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   "All in the family" murder Kind of investigator    -   husband/wife boy/girlfriend investigators Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards family/friends Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Unusual forms of death    -   drowned Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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