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.*