Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Bishop's Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison

Linda Wallheim is the mother of five sons (almost all grown) and the wife of a Mormon bishop in Draper, Utah. When a woman named Carrie Helm goes missing and leaves behind her young daughter, Kelly, all of Linda's grief about her own daughter (who died at birth years ago) comes to the forefront. With time on her hands and worries about Kelly's welfare with her father, Jared, and stern grandfather, Alex, Linda finds herself trying to discover what happened to Carrie. Linda also becomes involved in the personal lives of the Torstensen family. The husband, Tobias Torstensen, is dying. While helping Tobias' wife, Anna, with some chores, Linda finds a dress covered with dried blood in a garden shed. Could Tobias have murdered his first wife years ago? In this first mystery, Harrison introduces readers to contemporary Mormon life through a mystery setting.

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