The Doctor's Wife
“Appearances are deceiving in this psychological thriller . . . a compelling read.” The Boston Globe
“The memory starts here, in my apron pocket, with the gun.”
So begins The Doctor's Wife, a stunning debut novel about four people and the cataclysmic intersection of their lives. Michael is a rising OB/GYN at a prominent private practice in Albany, New York; he also moon...more
But this book isn't about the ones who aren't. And why not? Because run-of-the-mill ordinary pro-lifers don't make for very interesting fiction. (Neither, for that matter, do run-of-the-mill ordinary pro-choicers). They ha...more
Needless to say, I loved it. I thought it was fantastic and did not want to put it down. I was sad when it was over and really felt a connection to all of the characters.
I will be sure to look for more books from this author in the future.
The writing was amateur on all fronts. Her prose is god-awful, the book is full of terribly unpoetic descriptive passages which added nothing to the book, and her similes and metaphors were nonsensical enough to be hilarious. On...more
The way the story was written you get to know the characters, as their backgrounds intertwine with their current lives.
Michael and Annie, and their two children; Annie is a bored housewife, who adores her children and her husband, Michael, is a popular Ob/Gyn who...more
typical - figure it out on your own - plot. didnt need to think at all while reading it. OK read
The four main characters in the story are complex and interesting people although I have to say t...more
How wrong I was. How very wrong.
The 4 main characters - Michael and Annie Knowles and Simon and Lydia Haas - are all, for the most part, cardboard and unlikable. I never felt as if I should be rooting for any of these characters. Michael is an OB/GYN who moonlights at a local abortion clinic. (This never made sense to me...more
There isn't a lot of information given in the first part of the book, but it certainly drew me in right away. Actually, the entire book was like that for me: I loved every part of it because it was all so interesting to me. I loved that the author went bac...more
This book was very suspenseful but as much as I wanted to stay up late reading it, it was also so disturbing and the images so vivid, that I found myself needing to take breaks from the story...more