28 February 2010

The Murderer’s Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers


The Murderer’s Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers
(Kindle Edition)
Lulu and Merry’s childhood was never ideal, but on the day before Lulu’s tenth birthday their father drives them into a nightmare. After the girl’s self-obsessed mother throws him out, their troubles turn deadly. Lulu’s mother warned her to never let him in, but when he shows up, he’s impossible to ignore. Lulu who obeys her father’s instructions to open the door, then listens in horror as her parents struggle. She runs for help and discovers upon her return that he’s murdered her mother, stabbed her sister, and tried to kill himself. For thirty years, the sisters try to make sense of what happened.

This is a sensitive story about grief, anger and forgiveness. The chapters switch back and forth between first person narratives by each sister, showing you each characters viewpoint on what is going on around them. Lulu is an overachiever and becomes a doctor, she pretends her father is dead and never tells her own children the truth about their grandparents. Merry stays in touch with her imprisoned father, chooses a career working with abusers. This book is not for everyone, but it is a very good read particularly for those who have gone through difficult family times.

2 comments:

  1. That first one sounds interesting...might have to give it a shot...actually there were a few that sounded interesting...have to add them to my Goodreads 'to read' list! ;0)

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  2. I've added a couple of these to my ever growing to be read list. Lord I'm going to have to live a long time to read all of the books on that list. Thanks for sharing.

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