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Behind Closed Doors

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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….
Now Melissa has gone missi
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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For twenty years, childhood friends Jannie and Melissa have been inseparable, until one night, Jannie’s life changes forever. Several years later, Melissa goes missing just days after she entrusts a mysterious box in Jannie’s care. The secrets Jannie has kept for so long start to unveil as the police search for the missing Melissa. Jannie soon finds that the people she thought she knew, all have secrets of their own.

This book was originally recommended to me by an avid library user but what real
Jul 12, 2008 Melissa rated it liked it
This was a very good mystery novel, and an interesting, if skewed look at Mormonism. Many of the characters of this book are Mormon, and the main character is a lapsed Mormon. I found the details of the religion provided through the day to day life of the characters interesting, but felt much of the book was anti-mormon and so didn't feel it was a fair and balanced representation of the religion.
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Feb 14, 2010 Mary Wagner rated it it was ok
While I finished this book, I can't say I was at all satisfied with it. The main character was too something, and the hero was too good to be true. The bad guys were too extreme. I found the Mormon aspects to be distracting. I'm not a Mormon or an ex-Mormon, but I do have quite a bit of generic knowledge about the religion. Yet, I found it difficult to relate to some of the feelings being discussed.
Aug 28, 2010 F rated it it was ok
I was expecting a mystery, but overall the book was the main character, Jannie, dealing with renunciation of her Mormon upbringing. My main discouragement with the book: it was just not plausible that all the events that occurred in the plot could happen basically within one week's time. In the midst of several domino-effect murders, the investigator / detective is attracted to Jannie instantly while Jannie's father falls from grace as the Mormon stake president.
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Aug 21, 2013 Nancy Revere bondhus rated it it was amazing
Loved it! I might read it again. Definitely will recommend! I didn't want to put it down!
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So far, it's okay. The setting is very Mormon, which I am unfamiliar with. It ended up being anti-patriarchal, which I enjoyed.
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In her acclaimed thrillers, Natalie R. Collins reveals the secrets that lurk in every town, the darkness that lies in every heart, and the ties that bind every family--till death...

Natalie R. Collins has ten published books, has worked as a ghostwriter on several other books, and is currently working on revisions for her fourth book with St. Martin's press, as well as a YA, her first. She has dabb
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