Serial child abuse is a difficult subject for me to read. I'll try again another time.
Clearly the author knows a great deal about cults. I have never looked beyond news headlines when cults are exposed or closed or sued. This book gave me somewhat of a new understanding about cults in general. It was also so descriptively that I could envision each and every setting the infiltrator (Anne) experienced.
As a parent, one of the most frightening things is the thought of a child being abused or killed. If it is a religious leader, who has gained their trust and affection, it is even more egregious. Anne a college professor goes into a cult and becomes Ana, a seeker of truth and undercover FBI spy. She has done this before, but this time see meets a child and falls in love with her. Now she cannot do her job, and she places both herself and the child in grave danger. Then things start to get worse...
This book was "okay." Laurie King definitely writes with great skill. The only problem I had with the book is that not much action takes place. King is good at building suspense. One wonders the "what-ifs" of the plot as one reads. The "drama" that does happen... unfolds not so much in terms of actual physical events, but rather in terms of the characters' reactions to their circumstances within the cult (Change) movement. I came away from this book feeling as though I had watched a movie from the "The Lifetime" channel for women. Just as there are "chick flicks," there are "chick books" and this is one of them.
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