By Mette Ivie Harrison
Mormon bishop's spouse Linda Wallheim is surprised to benefit her son Kenneth has gotten engaged to a tender lady from a polygamous relations. Naomi Carter can have left the faith she grew up in, however the Carters will nonetheless be the Wallheims' in-laws as soon as Kenneth and Naomi are married.
Stephen Carter, Naomi's father and the patriarch of the Carter extended family, invitations the Wallheims over to the Carter family members compound within the distant foothills of the mountains open air Salt Lake urban. Stephen Carter needs to increase an olive department to his destiny in-laws, and introduce them to his 5 other halves and twenty-two childrens. yet Linda suspects he additionally desires to attempt to convince the Wallheims that his lifestyle is actually righteous.
From Linda's perspective, polygamy is an abhorrent perform, person who dehumanizes girls and makes teenagers at risk of bad kinfolk buildings. She and her husband, Kurt, arrive on the Carter compound braced for trouble—Linda has her eyes peeled for indicators that Stephen's better halves and kids are unsatisfied or abused. even though she cannot locate concrete proof of mistreatment, Linda's intestine intuition tells her that whatever at the Carter relations compound is deeply unsuitable. She cannot rather placed her finger on what—until it really is too overdue, and one of many relatives is located murdered.
Afraid that Stephen Carter's unworldly, sequestered better halves and youngsters may endure by the hands of investigating police, Linda vows to stick on the compound until eventually the assassin is located and the survivors are secure. yet no matter if she manages to do extra solid than damage together with her snooping and interfering, Linda cannot unsee what she has visible in the course of her time on the Carters'—now, confronting the legacy of polygamy in her personal Mormon relatives increases much more questions about her already shaky faith.