I literally bored myself through this book. Instead I learnt a lot about the Mormon community, their favor of avoidance instead of confrontation within their own families and church. This whole might have been a bit one/sided but gave a pretty good impression of the writers antipathy.
All in all the book is terribly boring. The writer didn't invent a main character much likeable and her writing in first person doesn't help much.
I really enjoyed this book! Not at all what I expected, but I was pleasantly surprised. The cover is deceiving...made me think of V.C. Andrews books or quick-read murder mysteries. This book is so much more. Great character development and fantastic back-stories, I highly recommend this one.
I know there are some negative reviews of this book because it offers a critique of the Mormon religion, but for those of us who are not Mormons, I found the book informative and interesting. As with most faiths, the heroine struggles with disillusionment due to tragedy. The plot is interesting and the heroine is genuine and real. I really liked it!
She will never forget what happened decaded ago,young Allison Jensen and her best friend Cindy were separated in the woods.Cindy disappeared forever.Allison survived amid a web of Mormon smalltown secrets and lies that greeted every anguished question she asked about tht fateful afternoon. She'll never forgive.Years later,Allison has come home to the bedroom community of Farmington,Utah-back to the devout tyranny of her father,back to the close-knit society she'd rejected,and back to the conspiracy of silence that has plagued her with nightmares of guilt and loss. Out of her patchwork memory,the truth is emerging.So is Allison rage-and her hunger for justice.Now,in a courageous and terrifying voyage of self-discovery,it is up to Allison to take revenge on the guilty....
From the back cover; "Decades ago, young Allison Jensen and her best friend Cindy were separated in tshe woods. Cindy disappeared forever. Allison survived amid of web of Mormon small-town secrets and lies that greeted every anguished question she asked about that fateful event."
"Out of her patchwork memory, the truth is emerging. So is Allison's rage--and her hunger for justice. Now, in a courageous and terrifying voage of self-discovery, it's up to Allison to take revenge on the guilty."
i haven't read this book, but i can tell from the other reviews that there is a strong anti-mormon thing going on. i am mormon, or lds. i don't know what the author put in there, but if she's not lds herself, then she doesn't know what she's talking about. if you have any questions, then ask me. people who single out religions just because they're different and because they don't understand them, well that really bugs me. i would never read this book.