Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
The Bishop's Wife, by Mette Ivie Harrison
Linda Wallheim is the Mormon bishop's wife, a role with no power but a lot of expectations. One of these expectations is explicitly not to investigation the disappearance of a community member's wife. Issues of patriarchy, domestic abuse, and grief anchor the mystery and make its Mormon context rich and complex