Main character, Audrey has a supernatural sense of other peoples’ pain. God gives her an ability to feel the distress of others and uses her to help heal them. As she helps her husband pick up the pieces, after unjustly losing his job as pastor of a small town church, she finds herself the suspect of a crime.
Early one morning, while driving in the fog, she hits an object. When she gets out of the car, she finds that she’s struck a motor scooter. Massive amounts of blood cover everything - but there’s no sign of a body.
Upon investigation, the blood and the scooter are found to be those of Julie Mansfield, the missing wife of Detective Jack Mansfield – the church board member who fired Audrey’s husband Goeff.
Mansfield is confident that Audrey and Goeff are lying and they know where to find his wife. His obsession in proving their guilt drives him out of control – to a point where he becomes dangerous.
As the mystery unfolds, the reader is held in a fantastic suspense, clinging to each word on the pages. Healy writes with amazing precision and takes the reader on a thrilling ride that makes it difficult to put the book down. 354 pages can be read pretty quickly when the plot is this riveting.
Though The Baker’s Wife is an entertaining and fascinating book, there’s a remarkable Christian message in the story. Forgiveness, obedience, reconciliation and God’s provision are themes repeated from beginning to end.
I received a free copy of this book for review from the publisher. However, I am not required to give a positive review.