A Darker Place

A Darker Place

eBook - 2009
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Called "one of the most original talents to emerge in the '90s" by Kirkus Reviews, award-winning author Laurie R. King delivers an intelligent, terrifying, engrossing drama of good and evil, unlike any she has written before.... A respected university professor, Anne Waverly has a past known to few: Years ago, her own unwitting act cost Anne her husband and daughter. Fewer still know that this history and her academic specialty--alternative religious movements--have made her a brilliant FBI operative. Four times she has infiltrated suspect communities, escaping her own memories of loss and carnage to find a measure of atonement. Now, as she begins to savor life once more, she has no intention of taking another assignment. Until she learns of more than one hundred children living in the Change movement's Arizona compound.... Anne soon realizes that Change is no ordinary community and hers is no ordinary mission. For, far from appeasing the demons of her...
Publisher: New York : Bantam, 2009
ISBN: 9780307567352
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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weildkat
Nov 10, 2018

Serial child abuse is a difficult subject for me to read. I'll try again another time.

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YogaMatt
Apr 08, 2017

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.

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LauraSteinert
Jan 20, 2015

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...

Robert9410 Mar 02, 2013

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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