Somebody Else's Daughter

Somebody Else's Daughter

Book - 2008
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A taut, complex psychological thriller from the author of The Doctor's Wife

Like The Doctor's Wife - which The Boston Globe called "a compelling read"- Somebody Else's Daughter is a literary page-turner peopled with fascinating and disturbing characters. In the idyllic Berkshires, at the prestigious Pioneer School, there are dark secrets that threaten to come to light. Willa Golding, a student, has been brought up by her adoptive parents in elegant prosperity, but they have fled a mysterious and shameful past. Her biological father, a failing writer and former drug addict, needs to see the daughter he abandoned, and so he gains a teaching position at the school. A feminist sculptor initiates a reckless affair, the Pioneer students live in a world to which adults turn a blind eye, and the headmaster's wife is busy keeping her husband's current indiscretions well hidden. Building to a breathtaking collision between two fathers-biological and adoptive, past and present- Somebody Else's Daughter is both a suspenseful thriller and a probing study of richly conflicted characters in emotional turmoil.
ISBN: 9780670019007
Characteristics: 341 pages ;,24 cm.


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Apr 05, 2018

I liked the premise, and the promise of a good story with some solid writing, but there's only so much I can take of books centred on American private schools and their politics. Clearly that limit was reached about a tenth of the way into the book, and I couldn't bring myself to care enough about the story to bother any more. Started a new book, and never looked back.

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