The Bishop’s Wife (Linda Wallheim Mystery, Book 1) by Mette Ivie Harrison

By Mette Ivie Harrison

Within the Mormon neighborhood of Draper, Utah, likely ideal households have lethal secrets and techniques.

Linda Wallheim is a religious Mormon, the mummy of 5 boys and the spouse of a bishop. yet Linda is more and more bothered by way of her church's constitution and secrecy, in particular as a irritating state of affairs takes form in her ward. One chilly wintry weather evening, a tender spouse and mom named Carrie Helm disappears, abandoning every thing she owns. Carrie's husband, Jared, claims his spouse has continuously been risky and that she has deserted the relations, yet Linda doesn't belief him. As Linda snoops within the Helm family's situations, she turns into confident that Jared has murdered his spouse and painted himself as a wronged husband.

Linda's husband asks her to not become involved within the unfolding family members saga. yet Linda has develop into keen about Carrie's destiny, and with the healthiness of her weak younger daughter. She can't enable the problem relaxation till she unearths out the reality. Is she incorrect to head opposed to her husband, the bishop, while her internal convictions are so strong?

Inspired through a chilling precise crime and written through a practising Mormon, The Bishop's spouse is either a desirable examine the lives of recent Mormons in addition to a grim and cunningly twisted secret.

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Riley sparked a match. Luca studied Riley’s face and noticed how he had aged. Riley had always sported dark patches around his eyes, but now they were more noticeable, more ingrained, and they were accompanied by hollowness around the cheekbones, a stretched, almost mummified pallor. Riley was a man, thought Luca, who oozed decay. “You don’t look too happy, D’Andrea,” said Riley in his well-­heeled staccato. ” Riley grinned a yellow-­toothed grin, and Luca took a long drag on his cigarette. Riley was wearing a cream-­colored blazer and a straw boater with a red silk band wrapped around the crown.

During Luca’s trial, Riley’s newspaper had run a series of exposés on him, using editorials Riley had written to stoke up public outrage. The reporter smiled at him, reached into his pocket for a cigarette case of tarnished brass, and proffered the contents to Luca. Luca peered at the cigarettes and picked one out. Riley sparked a match. Luca studied Riley’s face and noticed how he had aged. Riley had always sported dark patches around his eyes, but now they were more noticeable, more ingrained, and they were accompanied by hollowness around the cheekbones, a stretched, almost mummified pallor.

She worked as a prostitute in the honky-­tonks across the river, rough places full of levee workers and longshoremen, and it was in one such place, the Brickhouse, that Lewis had met her the previous spring. Although Mayann was in no position to criticize a working girl on account of her job, both she and Ida couldn’t help but feel that Daisy was below Lewis, and worse yet, she made him miserable. Mayann had given her blessing begrudgingly, and a few months shy of Lewis’s eighteenth birthday, he and Daisy had married at city hall, less than five weeks after first meeting each other.

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