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.
I'm a librarian with a background in Reader's Advisory who left librarianship for domestic...uh...bliss.
From 1992-2003 I worked at the Downers Grove (IL) Public Library. I served on YALSA's Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (1998-2000, chair 2000) and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (2001-2003, chair 2002). I wrote the article "Zap! Woosh! Kerplow! Build High Quality Graphic Novel Collections With Impact" (School Library Journal, January 1997). I am a substitute Reference Librarian at the Indian Prairie Public Library.