Thursday, January 18, 2007
Behind Closed Doors
Jannie Fox ran from her Mormon wedding, and her previous life in the Mormon Church after her fiancế raped her. Five years later, she works in a YWCA Women's Shelter in Salt Lake City helping other victims, but she hasn't found a way to help herself. When her best friend, Melissa, disappears, apparently the victim of spousal violence, Jannie is forced out of her isolation. Detective Colt Singer of the Salt Lake City Police Dept. forces her to confront her fears, when he needs her help searching for Melissa. Unfortunately, Melissa's husband and Jannie's ex-fiancế are entwined in the case, and Jannie must also face her past and her history with the Mormon Church.
The only flaw in Collins' book is the speed at which Jannie, a scared woman, falls for Detective Singer. However, this is a fast-paced, intriguing book with a revealing look into a world most of us have not seen. It's the story of a woman betrayed by her church and her family. Collins' information about the Mormon Church, its rituals and beliefs, is fascinating to an outsider. Behind Closed Doors is a suspenseful novel with a likeable heroine.
Natalie R. Collins website is www.nataliercollins.com
Behind Closed Doors by Natalie R. Collins. St. Martin's Paperbacks, ©2007. ISBN 9780312934866 (paperback), 336p.