Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy

The Baker's Wife is Erin Healy's third solo novel and my favorite of the three. Her first two were full of symbolism that my brain couldn't quite figure out. This one was straight story and I loved it! I could not put this book down and devoured it in one day.

I won this copy in a contest that the author had earlier this year and I liked the book so much that I thought I'd share it with you.

About the book (from the back cover):
Before Audrey was the baker's wife she was the pastor's wife. Then a scandalous lie cost her husband a pastoral career. Now the two work side by side running a bakery, serving coffee and baking fresh bread. But the hurt still pulls at Audrey.

Driving early one morning to the bakery, Audrey's car strikes something--or someone--at a fog-shrouded intersection. She finds a motor scooter belonging to a local teacher. Blood is everywhere, but there's no trace of a body.

Both the scooter and the blood belong to Jack Mansfield's wife and he's certain that Audrey is behind Julie's disappearance.

But the case dead-ends and the detective spirals into madness. When he takes her family and some patrons hostage at the bakery, Audrey is left with a soul-damaged ex-con and a cynical teen to solve the mystery. And she'll never manage that unless she taps into something she would rather leave behind--her excruciating ability to feel other's pain.

Erin Healy is a critically acclaimed, best selling novelist and and award winning editor for numerous best-selling authors. Visit her website here.

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Grace said...

I completely agree!!

karenk said...

i'm looking forward to reading this novel...enjoyed 'never say never'

kmkuka at yahooo dot com

Erin Healy said...

So glad you liked the book, Suzanne! Thank you very much for reading and commenting on it. :)