Blessed be the Wicked

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Blessed be the Wicked

An Abish Taylor Mystery

I enjoyed the mystery of this quiet Mormon community.They seemed to have secrets, dark secrets, but the why and what are not known! The author, D. A. Bartley gives us a woman who left her Mormon life and became a detective. Bartley builds the suspense when Abish Taylor decides to go back home and face her past. What is in store for her will surprise you.

Abish returns to a possible sacred ritual death. Now her detective skills are put into action. But can she go up against the powerful leaders, the old traditions and the past?

You get it all in this book! The mystery, the suspense and so much more. The big question is, will justice prevail?


Book Blurb for Blessed be the Wicked

In D. A. Bartley's compelling debut, Detective Abish Taylor returns home to Utah and uncovers dark secrets lurking within the quiet Mormon community.

Detective Abish Taylor left Utah for a reason. But with her husband’s passing, it’s time to come home. Reconnecting with her family means dealing with her past: the father she abandoned and the community she left behind. Her one escape is serving as the sole police detective in the small town of Pleasant View. But when the quiet Mormon suburb in the Wasatch Mountains is shaken by a macabre death—with the hallmarks of a sacred ritual dating back to the days of Brigham Young— Abbie is called into action.

As she uncovers the dark side of the picturesque neighborhood—infidelity, corruption, and the greed of a global religion—Abbie discovers just how far some powerful leaders of the Church will go to bury their secrets. Especially as the brutal murder unearths a sinister tradition lurking in the religion's not-so-distant past: the ultimate sacrifice for unforgivable sins. With the chief pressuring her to close the case and the community that once sheltered her watching her every move, Abbie must find justice for the dead—before she’s silenced for good.


Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2018 4.00