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From Booklist In December 2009, Susan Powell, an attractive Utah wife and mother of two young sons, went missing. Local law enforcement and the FBI would spend three years in the largest missing-persons investigation in the nation and not find her, living or dead. But they had their suspicions from the first, when her husband, Josh, told a dubious story of a midnight camping trip in a snowstorm with two young boys, only to return to find his wife missing. Susan?s parents, Chuck and Judy Cox, and her friends in the Mormon church pressed the West Valley City police and helped uncover a trove of ugly secrets about the Powells. Josh?s father, Steve, had a sexual obsession with Susan; Josh?s brother, Mike, may have been involved in Susan?s disappearance; the entire family was so psychologically damaged that, with the exception of one sister, it represented a real threat to Susan and her sons. That threat was realized when Josh killed the boys and himself. Crime writer Olsen and investigative reporter Morris offer a behind-the-scenes look at a compelling true-crime mystery. --Vanessa Bush --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more Review ?Olsen's [writing] is both gossipy and sympathetic, searing and brilliant. . . . A must read for true crime aficionados and students of abnormal psychology! I read until 3 a.m.!? ?Ann Rule on If Loving You is Wrong?Gregg Olsen is one of this country's favorite true crime writers?Olsen takes readers behind the scenes of this fascinating case.? ?Tucson Citizen on A Twisted Faith?As good as it gets.? ?Lee Child on A Wicked Snow?A rapid-fire page-turner.? ?Seattle Times on A Twisted Faith?A disturbing portrait of a community undone by its appealing young pastor?. An unsettling story of a man who committed murdered and then used his charm and his power as a man of God to exploit his congregants and satisfy his sexual obsession.? ?Publishers Weekly on A Twisted Faith?Dark, atmospheric, riveting suspense . . . Gregg Olsen is one of the best.? ?Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of Fear No Evil on A Cold Dark Place Read more See all Editorial Reviews