I thought I wouldn’t like ‘The Baker’s Wife’ by Erin Healy. But I was wrong. I kinda like this book. This book has a past. Well, I mean that the characters in this book have a dark past that is so haunting that you couldn’t help but feel sorry for them. One thing after another, and they get deeper and deeper into the mess without a way out.
Wonderful book to read if you love a dark mystery. Pretty intriguing and enjoyable to read. Highly recommends to those who love thrillers and mystery.
I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.
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 detective 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.