Official KUF Review of 'Torn By God' by Zoe Murdock
Review by John
I have just read this superb book and recommend it to everyone. It tells the story of a family's decline due to the father's religious beliefs. It is set in a Mormon community in Utah in the 1950's. It is told through the eyes of the daughter in the family and is so well written that I felt I was there with them. Even when their troubles seem to be over I was left wondering. They seemed to have all learned a lesson and so indeed had I.
There is so much I could tell about this book but I do not want to begin to tell the story too much. I feel you can only appreciate a book like this by reading it. The author, Zoe Murdock, has written a brilliant book here and although it says at the beginning it is not a true story, it appears to be based on fact. It goes from very happy to extremely sad and builds slowly but very surely. As I said, I would recommend this book to everyone, I don't feel you would be disappointed.