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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: 2/10/2015
My Rating: 3 Stars
THE FIRST WIFE by Erica Spindler is a mystery suspense psychodrama of small town dark secrets, mixed with romance ---leaving you guessing as to which characters you can trust.
Bailey Browne meets an older man while vacationing in the Cayman, and falls into a quick romance, and marriage less than a few weeks after their meeting. She of course knows nothing about this man, Logan Abbott. Upon their return back to the real world at his horse farm in Louisiana, most of the staff and the town are shocked of Bailey’s resemblance to his first wife, True.
She wonders why her new husband never mentions his wife and the circumstances surrounding her disappearance. At first Bailey does not think too much about the comments and whispers comparing her to True. However, she soon discovers there may be more surrounding this time when she disappeared. Was her husband a cold blooded murderer, and could she be next?
Billy Ray, a local police chief insists Baily needs to watch her back, and her husband is a cold blooded killer--he will keep digging to prove Logan is to blame.
More strange things begin happening, and Bailey becomes frightened of her husband and at the same time she wonders why Billy Ray is so obsessed. Then more women disappear and she becomes afraid for her life and she is in danger.
We move back and forth between the real killer, the husband or the cop with twists and turns until the end, until the identity is revealed.
This is my first book by the author, and even though the novel had some good writing and suspense, found it to be "middle of the road", and did not really love or dislike it. It did not wow me --- listened to the audiobook narrated by Tavia Gilbert- providing a pleasant performance.