The Baker’s Wife by Erin Healy is the third standalone novel that she has written.  It tells the story of Audrey, a former pastor’s wife, but after a scandalous lie caused her husband to lose his job as a pastor, the two switched to managing a bakery. Even though everything seemed alright, Audrey couldn’t help but still feel the hurt that the lie had caused.

When driving to the bakery early one foggy morning, Audrey hit something while crossing through an intersection.  Stopping and investigating, she found a motor scooter and a lot of blood, but no body.  It’s discovered that the scooter and the blood belong to Detective Jack Mansfield’s wife, Julie, and he’s convinced that Audrey had something to do with Julie’s disappearance. Through a series of events, Audrey soon has to rely on a gift that she wished that she didn’t have, an ability to feel other’s pain.

Overall, this book kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire novel and I just couldn’t put it down, no matter how hard I tried.  I love suspense novels in the vein of Ted Dekker and feel like this one definitely fit that bill and I look forward to reading more by Erin Healy.

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