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The Bishop’s Wife

The Bishop’s Wife

In the predominantly Mormon city of Draper, Utah, some seemingly perfect families have deadly secrets.

Linda Wallheim is a devout Mormon, the mother of five boys and the wife of a bishop. But Linda is increasingly troubled by her church’s structure and secrecy, especially as a disturbing situation takes shape in her ward. One cold winter night, a young wife and mother named Carrie Helm disappears, leaving behind everything she owns. Carrie’s husband, Jared, claims his wife has always been unstable and that she has abandoned the family, but Linda doesn’t trust him. As Linda snoops in the Helm family’s circumstances, she becomes convinced that Jared has murdered his wife and painted himself as a wronged husband.

Linda’s husband asks her not to get involved in the unfolding family saga. But Linda has become obsessed with Carrie’s fate, and with the well-being of her vulnerable young daughter. She cannot let the matter rest until she finds out the truth. Is she wrong to go against her husband, the bishop, when her inner convictions are so strong?

Inspired by a chilling true crime and written by a practicing Mormon, The Bishop’s Wife is both a fascinating look at the lives of modern Mormons as well as a grim and cunningly twisted mystery.

Titulo:The Bishop’s Wife
Idioma de edición:English
ISBN:9781616954765
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Acerca de Mette Ivie Harrison

My name is pronounced "Metty" like my mother's "Betty." It is Danish, and we were all named after ancestors. I guess by the time they got to number nine (out of eleven), it was getting tricky. So I got the funny Danish name no one knew how to prounounce. In Denmark, it should be "meta" like "metaphysical." It's from the Greek for "pearl." And no, it's not short for anything. Not even Mediterannean


    The Bishop’s Wife Comentarios

  • Lisa

    I wanted to like this book. I liked Linda, the protagonist, most of the time, because she was a mostly real, LDS woman who is nonjudgmental, a great listener, and a real giver of service, except when ...

  • Matt

    Oh, I really wanted to like this book. I guess this book is an accurate depiction of Mormonism - if your neighbors are all pedophiles, misogynists, fanatics and spouse abusers. Otherwise, no, this is ...

  • Martha

    Warning: this does contain a few spoilers. Sorry.Early: I'm only a few pages in, and already I have comments. This book can't seem to decide if it is for people familiar or NOT with LDS culture: it ex...

  • Deborah Markus

    This is a fairly enjoyable tour guide through Mormonism, and an absolutely hot mess of a mystery....

  • Kirsten

    I absolutely loved this book! Full disclosure: I am a Mormon. However, like the main character, I am a convert and was not born and raised in the faith. But, unlike Linda, I am unmarried and childless...

  • Jaylia3

    In this mystery, the setting is as integral a part of the story as the plot and characters. Written by a practicing Mormon, The Bishop’s Wife takes place in a mainstream (not polygamous fundamentali...

  • Paul

    First, let me start out by saying this was a good story, and the writing is compelling. My criticisms of it are not with the quality of the story, and I like that a work based on a Mormon (i.e. a memb...

  • Laurie Anderson

    I really struggled with how to rate this book, so here are my pros and cons.Enjoyable - I really liked Linda, the main character, both her descriptions of the world around her and her internal narrati...

  • Emily Coleman

    Linda Wallheim is the bishop's wife. A mother of five boys and the surrogate mother of her ward in Draper, Utah. She's used to late-night phone calls, visits, and responds to the call for help. When h...

  • LibraryReads

    “As a practicing Mormon, I felt Harrison did a great job of detailing Mormon culture and doctrine without evangelizing. I appreciated that the bishop is a good man, and the bishop’s wife is a woma...

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