Ayelet Waldman, known for her fun Mommy-Track mysteries, shows a more serious side with Daughter’s Keeper. Waldman tells the story of Elaine and Olivia, a mother and daughter with a difficult relationship. Elaine is a single mother and has always felt that she is incapable of showing enough love for her daughter. Olivia is grown now and living with her illegal immigrant boyfriend, constantly rebelling against her mother. They are forced to lean on each other in the face of a difficult situation, causing them to see one another in a different light. This book discusses drug laws, illegal immigration and romance, but its great strength is a story about a mother and daughter coming to trust one another.