The First Wife

The First Wife

Book - 2015
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"As a child, Bailey Browne dreamed of a knight in shining armor swooping in to rescue her and her mother. As she grows older, those dreams transform, becoming ones of a mysterious stranger who will sweep her off her feet and whisk her away from her ordinary existence. Then, suddenly, there he is. Despite the ten year difference in their ages, her working class upbringing and his of privilege, Logan Abbott and Bailey fall deeply in love. Marriage quickly follows. But when Logan brings her home to his horse farm in Louisiana, a magnificent estate on ninety wooded acres, her dreams of happily-ever-after begin to unravel. A tragic family history she knew nothing about surfaces, plus whisperings about the disappearance of his first wife, True, and rumors about the women from the area who have gone missing--and when another woman disappears, all signs point to her husband's involvement. At first Bailey ignores the whispers, even circumstantial evidence against Logan mounts. But finally, Bailey must make a choice: believe what everyone says--or bet her life on the man she loves, but is realizing she hardly knows. From the author of Justice for Sara, Erica Spindler's The first wife is a thrilling new novel that will have you gasping on every page"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250012548
Branch Call Number: FIC Spind
Characteristics: viii, 341 pages ; 25 cm

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DorisWaggoner
Sep 21, 2015

True chick lit, pun intended. I don't usually read this sort of book, but picked it up as an antidote to some heavier reading I also had. The characters are, except for Logan's sister Raine, cardboard, including Logan and Bailey themselves. Billy Ray is vastly overdone. I won't be reading any more by Spindler. I was disgusted with myself for finishing it.

libbyo4 Sep 14, 2015

Sub par!

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Dops
Jun 18, 2015

I really enjoyed this book. Had a few real good twists to keep you engaged, even when you think you have it all solved, you don't. I would give it four stars easily.

traceyoh2 May 14, 2015

Ever feel like you're reading the book an author had to write to fulfill their contract with their publisher? This was oddly mediocre - all her other books are much better.

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DyanM
Apr 28, 2015

Good storyline

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trincm
Mar 30, 2015

Just an Ok read. I found the story repeated itself more than necessary. It would have been more interesting if some of the characters were more developed. I think she has written better.

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