The Baker's Wife

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Oct 4, 2011 - Fiction - 345 pages
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What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger, so why is Audrey weakening day by day?

It's been a tough year for Audrey's family. Her husband Geoff, a pastor, lost his job after a scandal rocked their congregation.

Audrey hasn't lost faith. She's held her family together. Their attempt to resurrect a failing bakery is an effort to heal the family wounds and restore their place in the community.

Late to the bakery one dim, foggy morning, Audrey turns into the intersection in front of the shop and strikes a vehicle that she can't see even after the collision settles. Emerging from her car into the fog, she discovers she's hit a motor scooter. There's no rider in sight. There's blood, though, so much that she slips in it, injuring her wrists.

The absence of the scooter driver is a mystery, especially to Sergeant Jack Mansfield, the detective and church member who drove Geoff from his pulpit. The scooter belongs to Jack's wife, Julie, a teacher at the local high school. She has vanished like morning fog.

Though there is no evidence to support Jack's growing suspicion that Audrey and Geoff were involved in Julie's disappearance, the detective is convinced of their guilt. Jack's ability to reason slips as the leads on his wife dry up.

When Jack takes the tiny bakery and its patrons hostage, Audrey must find Julie and unravel the secret of her own mysterious suffering before Jack comes undone.

  

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Erin Healy is a prolific suspense writer. - Christianbook.com
The plot is riveting and super exciting! - Christianbook.com
The pacing is good and the payoff is okay. - LibraryThing
To say that the plot is detailed is an understatement. - Christianbook.com

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User Review  - Carolee888 - LibraryThing

With the Baker’s Wife by Erin Healy, I learned something about myself! This is a mystery with rich with religious and psychological issues. The characters are drawn with beautiful detail. I found ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lynne Spreen - Goodreads

I added this book because of Carol Wong's review. I felt it might help me understand my own feelings of guilt when I decline to participate in other people's needs due to my own need to protect myself, and also, it looks like an ensemble book which I want to learn to write. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
12
Chapter 3
25
Chapter 4
34
Chapter 5
44
Chapter 6
55
Chapter 7
65
Chapter 8
75
Chapter 21
192
Chapter 22
203
Chapter 23
210
Chapter 24
217
Chapter 25
226
Chapter 26
237
Chapter 27
245
Chapter 28
250

Chapter 9
86
Chapter 10
94
Chapter 11
101
Chapter 12
112
Chapter 13
121
Chapter 14
132
Chapter 15
143
Chapter 16
151
Chapter 17
160
Chapter 18
167
Chapter 19
178
Chapter 20
186
Chapter 29
261
Chapter 30
272
Chapter 31
282
Chapter 32
291
Chapter 33
299
Chapter 34
304
Chapter 35
312
Chapter 36
320
Chapter 37
332
Acknowledgments
342
Reading Group Guide
344
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About the author (2011)

Erin Healy is the bestselling coauthor of Burn and Kiss (with Ted Dekker) and an award-winning editor for many bestselling authors. She is a member of ACFW and Academy of Christian Editors. Her novels include such thrilling stories as Never Let You Go, The Baker's Wife, Stranger Things, and Motherless. She and her family live in Colorado. Facebook: erinhealybooks Twitter: @erinhealybooks

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