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The Prodigal Daughter

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The Prodigal Daughter by Mette Ivie Harrison
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May 25, 2021 | ISBN 9781641292450

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Praise for The Prodigal Daughter

“Harrison brings a unique, progressive point of view to Mormonism and bravely questions her belief system, free from arrogance but with genuine curiosity, while weaving a taut, page turning mystery.”
—Seraphina Nova Glass, author of Someone’s Listening

“Heart-wrenching . . . Harrison adroitly raises various ethical issues as the suspenseful plot builds to a devastating climax. Those looking for a nuanced character study will be rewarded.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Harrison digs into church patriarchy and homelessness in The Prodigal Daughter . . . Well timed with the #MeToo era, as it explores sexual assault of young women.”
The Salt Lake Tribune

“[The Prodigal Daughter] explores issues of sexual violence, the accompanying shame inspired by LDS church teachings on purity, and rape culture within a patriarchal religion . . . It deals honestly with the church in all its complexity.”
Salt Lake City Weekly

“Linda Wallheim sets off on a quest that draws her into the dark underbelly of Salt Lake City’s homeless camps and sets off a chain of events that will test her marriage and her faith. Once again, Harrison keeps the reader turning pages as the novel races to its unexpected, yet inevitable conclusion. A solid addition to this consistently strong series.”
—Marcia Talley, Agatha and Anthony Award–winning author of Done Gone and more Hannah Ives mysteries

“[Harrison] paints a brutally honest picture of the faults in the LDS church, while acknowledging the positive aspects . . . Fascinating.”
—Over My Dead Body!

“[Harrison] imbues her tenacious protagonist with her independence, and her own conflicts with religious dogma give her fiction indelible nuance. Readers won’t find easy answers or even satisfying resolution here: that reality check continues to enhance her series with enduring authenticity.”
Shelf Awareness

“A believable story about teen runaways, violence, sexual assault, and [Harrison’s] ongoing examination of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . . . Readers of Betty Webb’s books may want to try this series.”
Library Journal

Praise for the Linda Wallheim mysteries
“Linda has an engrossing voice, at once modest and assured.”
USA Today

“Excellent . . . Watching Linda Wallheim take on the church and its entitled male members as she unravels the mystery of Carrie’s and Helena’s disappearances is one of the chief pleasures of this richly detailed debut.”
—Los Angeles Times

“Exceptional. . . Readers of all faiths will relate to kindhearted, thoughtful Linda, a devout Mormon who isn’t afraid to question the policies and leadership of the LDS church.”
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Mormon bishop’s wife Linda Wallheim . . . offers help only someone inside the church can give. I really enjoy her thoughtful, faith-based inner monologue.”
The News & Observer

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