Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Murderer's Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers

Once I started reading this book it became impossible to walk away from until I completely devoured it.  It reminds me of the emoitional pull that I felt when reading White Oleander by Janet Fitch or Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum (who I just found out is coming out with another book! Yay! But back to the topic...). The Murderer's Daughters is about Lulu and Merry, two young girls who witness the murder of their mother by their father. Merry is also attacked, but survives. The story follows them from their childhood in an orphanage and foster care to adulthood. Each girl responds very differently to their father, who is serving a life sentence in prison.  I was impressed by how the author handled the ideas of forgiveness and resentment, and how different people need such different things sometimes in order to survive.  I would highly recommend this book to my friends and fellow book lovers.  This would also make a fantastic book club book.  I'm looking forward to what this author will write in the future.


Literary Feline said...

This sounds like it would be quite an emotional book. I am glad you liked it, Christine. I'll add it to my wish list.

Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

I'm going to add this to my Wishlist. It sounds like an emotional read but something I would really enjoy. I also loved White Oleander. Great review.

BookAddict said...

Wow, sounds good! Adding to my list!