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Desert Lost by Betty Webb
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Jun 20, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: adult-fiction, mysteries-suspense-thrillers
Read from June 20 to 21, 2012

This sixth installment of one of today's best mystery series set in the Southwest is a complex but clearly told story with excellent character portrayals. A sister-wife from one of the fundamentalist polygamy compounds is found murdered in Scottsdale, Arizona, and P.I. Lena Jones' investigation leads to the lost boys, surplus teens who have been ousted from the polygamy compounds by the men who run them and left on their own.

Lena also remembers more from her troubled early-childhood past, and we get to meet her favorite former foster mother, Madeline, an artist and kindred spirit, a delightful addition to the cast of characters. Like the rest of the series, this is not only a well-written, suspenseful mystery but a book that sheds needed light on important human-rights issues in the area.

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