Will you be able to unravel the twist and turns of Jannie Fox's life and the Mormon Church? Her long brown hair was swept back into a harsh ponytail, and her dark brown eyes seemed deeper set than normal, surrounded by hollows that spoke of sleepless nights and stresses I, in my single and unencumbered state, could not begin to imagine. Mike says they were out of it, and she told him she was going to go get some, even woke him up, since he was sleeping. For me personally, this was the main part of the story and the murder mystery was more of a peripheral vehicle to move the Mormon culture issues along - and that worked for me. Melissa was the only one who knew what had really happened to Jannie beyond the sacred walls of the Mormon Temple the night that changed her life forever…. Surely Melissa had just lost track of time, or thought she had arranged for sick leave because she had a prior engagement. Yesterday, she had shown up with a new complaint—a multicolored patch on her daughter's back.
This time, she swore she wouldn't return, wouldn't put up with this, wouldn't even call her bishop. Now Melissa has gone missing, just days after entrusting Jannie with a mysterious box that someone would kill to possess. What, if anything, did the box have to do with it? I was glued to this til I finished, gave it to a friend and she said she was up all night reading it until the end. I didn't want to hear this. Five years spent hiding from her self, five years dedicated to helping women survive their abusive relationships. Sometimes, when we were together, she'd sigh when the phone rang.
I was raised Mormon and I could unfortunately relate to a lot of the Mormon culture issues and attitudes that were brought up in the story and I was vividly reminded of some of my own experiences. The Salt Lake City Police Department had finally gotten involved after the last one, even though Debbie begged everyone, including me, not to tell them. He bought her a cell phone and then had to up the minutes because he called her so often they were hit with huge overage charges. In our line of work, disaster is always little more than a phone call away. Talk about taking away a womans self esteem and worth.
I'm not a Mormon or an ex-Mormon, but I do have quite a bit of generic knowledge about the religion. If only my relationship had been more like the one Mike and Melissa shared. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. And someone has'Äîleaving in their murderous wake an innocent victim and a trail of blood that leads to the heart of Jannie'Äôs hidden burden. Instead of heading straight up 400 South in downtown Salt Lake City, I flipped on my blinker and moved over to the right-turn lane and headed south on 700 East. I also found several places where sentences were just too long and confusing. Apparently I can't pick up a Natalie Collins book without being mesmerized.
Could the box she left with me be connected to this? I found the Mormon aspects to be distracting. Collins expertly weaves a journey of self-acceptance with a page-turning mystery…. Desperate to protect her secret, and to find out what has happened to Melissa, Jannie trusts no one. Newcomer Collins is a talent to watch. It's a page turner and, unfortunately, the underlying theme is all too true.
Collins doesn't just treat readers to a taut, compelling mystery, she gives us a riveting look at the very heart of contemporary Mormonism. While I finished this book, I can't say I was at all satisfied with it. I had to open that box and find out what was inside it. For twenty years, they had been closer than sisters, sharing girlhood secrets, their hopes and dreams for the future--and a soul-searing promise. Melissa was the only one who knew what had really happened to Jannie beyond the sacred walls of the Mormon Temple the night that changed her life forever¦.
But with the disappearance of her best friend, life has suddenly become three-dimensional, surround-sound, techno-color and now Jannie Fox is running to stay alive. As I drove my Honda Civic toward the Canyon View Stake Center, where the command post for Melissa's search had been set up, fear raced through my mind. Moreover, the characters were pretty unlikable, overall, and the writing was not particularly impressive, as the plot, at times, seemed to be somewhat preposterous. You'll never know until you read Natalie Collin's latest masterpiece Behind Closed Doors from St. Steady, dependable Melissa, who always reined her emotions in, would not just up and disappear. And someone has—leaving in their murderous wake an innocent victim and a trail of blood that leads to the heart of Jannie's hidden burden.
The coffee I had poured thirty minutes before had gone cold as I stared into my computer screen and talked on the phone, arranging for a restraining order against the husband of one of my repeat clients. I guess he hated me, too. Collins has woven an incredible plot with living, breathing characters into another fascinating read. Collins doesn't just treat readers to a taut, compelling mystery, she gives us a riveting look at the very heart of contemporary Mormonism. But I didn't correctly predict what she would say next. Desperate to protect her secret, and to find out what has happened to Melissa, Jannie trusts no one.
For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. Desperate to protect her secret, and to find out what has happened to Melissa, Jannie trusts no one. She was the type of person who really listened, who met new people and immediately knew everything about them, all their secrets spilling out. No charges were filed, but they were watching him. What that could possibly have to do with the box I held I didn't know, but I knew I wasn't going to get it out of her until she was ready. For twenty years, they had been closer than sisters, sharing girlhood secrets, their hopes and dreams for the future--and a soul-searing promise.
Natalie Collins weaves an absolutely riveting tale. Summary For twenty years, they had been closer than sisters, sharing girlhood secrets, their hopes and dreams for the future—and a soul-searing promise. In another couple of months Debbie knocked on our door again, dragging with her a four-year-old son, eight-year-old daughter, and, once, a fetus that didn't live through the night, having been punched and kicked to death while still inside his mother's body. This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. Is Colt Singer the man to relight Jannie's heart when Jannie's ex-fiancé wants her back? A lifelong resident of Utah, and raised a member of the Mormon Church, she still resides there with her husband and two daughters. Many of the characters of this book are Mormon, and the main character is a lapsed Mormon.