Monday, October 31, 2011

The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy Book Review



Here's my review:
Erin Healy's The Baker's Wife is a bizarre mystery that can only be solved by Audrey's unique ability to feel someone else's pain.  Audrey and her husband Geoff Bofinger, who used to be a pastor, run a bakery in a small California town.  When their son's girlfriend had an abortion, her parents blame the Bofinger's for paying for it by showing proof.  Meanwhile, the girl's mother, Julie, is suffering severe physical and emotional pain.  When Julie vanishes after an accident involving her scooter and Audrey's car, Julie's husband, Jack, who is a detective for the police department takes matters into his own hands.  Will Julie be found and how does Audrey redeem herself and her family amidst the madness?

I must say, this book had me thinking and guessing the entire time.  The accident at the beginning of the story was almost impossible to solve given the evidence.  When Jack, who had a distorted view of being a Christian, takes hostage several people in a bakery and demands Audrey to find his wife,  I was very interested to see how it would unravel.  I liked the unbelievable mystery scenario in this book, but it was almost a little too eccentric.  However, I really enjoyed Erin's description of the setting and all the action.  Her imagination made this a fast paced read.  If you enjoy suspense, this is a great book!  (PS. I wish it had a recipe too!)

*This product was provided to me free of charge for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this book and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*

12 comments:

Linda Kish said...

I read your review and the preview on Amazon and it is intriguing. I'd like to read more of this interesting story.

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Jackie said...

Sounds like a good read. I like stories that keep you guessing until the end. Thanks for the review!

Robyn said...

I enjoy suspense/mystery books and prefer Christian ones because there's less gore! This sounds like it would keep me guessing until the very end. Thanks for the review!!!

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Margie said...

This sounds like an intriguing book. I'd like to find out what happens to Julie. Thanks for the giveaway.
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rubynreba said...

Thanks for the interesting review. I know that I would enjoy this book.
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apple blossom said...

love stories that keep you guessing what will happen next. nice review.

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Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a great mystery and a very interesting book. Since mysteries are my favorite books, I would love to read this one.
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Carol N Wong said...

Thank you for your perceptive review, I know that I would really enjoy this unusual mystery.

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Nancy said...

I love mysteries and this one seems quite intense. I enjoyed your review.

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Lmbrunken said...

Sounds very interesting and unusual. Great revise, just enough tovssy read me!

Lane Hill House said...

I agree, a bakery recipe inside The Baker's Wife would be a nice find! Good suspense review.
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Kristina said...

Looks like a real page turner! I've already added it to my TBR list. Thanks