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Bishop's Wife
by Mette Ivie Harrison
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Soho, 2014 (2014)
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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

When Jared Helm claims his wife ran off and left him, there are some people who question his claim in the Mormon community. Linda Williams, the wife of the ward's bishop, is one of them. Going against her husband's wishes, Linda begins to quietly look into the affair and what she discovers is more than just a little troubling.

The secrecy of the Mormon church and its patriarchal structure comes under attack in this novel as Linda brings to light a series of secrets that suggest that someone is going to get away with murder unless she intervenes.

Inspired by a strange but true story of a real life disappearance in Utah, this novel raises some major questions about faith, the rights of women and a patriarchal religion. Harrison's debut as a novelist has more than likely raised a few eyebrows in her Utah home.

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