I like this series so very much! Gwen Marcey, forensic artist and human lie detector, is a fascinating character with all kinds of foibles, problems, and strengths. I could see myself being friends with her if she was real and we met up somehow. And, since characters I want to be friends with is what makes me love books... yeah, it's not a surprise I'm enjoying these.
In this book, Gwen Marcey loses the job she was hoping would lead to a permanent position. Her husband recently divorced her, after her battle with breast cancer left her flat-chested and bald, and she needs steady work to make ends meet. Her teenage daughter resents both her parents over the divorce and acts out as a result.
Into this personal maelstrom comes a chance to work with the FBI to catch domestic terrorists linked to a fringe Mormon leader who is trying to seize more power. Gwen jumps at the opportunity, but winds up in mortal danger. Lots of exciting stuff happens as a result :-)
If you enjoy books or TV shows about forensic crime investigations, you'll probably like these. I especially like that these don't splash around a lot in the kinds of icky details some of those glory in.
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If This was a Movie, I Would Rate It: PG-13 for non-graphic discussions of pregnancy and polygamy, characters in mortal danger, discussions of historical massacres, and suspenseful events.