Review: The First Wife by Erica Spindler

Despite the ten-year age gap and the differences in their backgrounds, Bailey was meant to marry Logan - she's sure of it. But when Logan brings Bailey home to his magnificent estate, her dreams of happily ever after begin to unravel. She can't ignore the rumours about what happened to Logan's first wife and then when a local woman goes missing, all signs point to Bailey's husband.

Suddenly Bailey is facing an impossible decision: should she believe what everyone is saying, or should she bet her life on the man she loves, but hardly knows?


I knew immediately from the blurb that I would love this book. And I was right. I was so utterly gripped that I raced through it in a day! After a whirlwind holiday romance Bailey Browne finds herself married to Logan Abbott. Only once they arrive back at his estate does Bailey become aware of the rumours and secrets that plague the life of Logan and those closest to him. Logan was dark, mysterious, and downright gorgeous! Like Bailey, I really wanted him to be innocent, and to believe him when he said as such. Even as the mystery begins to unravel it is still impossible to predict what happened to True (Logan's first wife) and to the other missing women. Looking back on it now it seems obvious, but I honestly didn't guess until the very end. I tend to shy away from modern thrillers, often because they are too gory/graphic/grisly. I was worried that this would go that way too but thankfully it didn't. It's more of a suspense packed whodunit, which can only be a good thing! Bailey was a brilliant character. Thrust into a world so alien to her, rife with rumour and speculation about the man she has entrusted her life to, her strength and bravery impressed me. She was determined to find out the truth, as much to reassure herself as to prove her husband's innocence.

5/5 stars: Packed with drama and suspense; when a book keeps you up reading half the night you can't give it anything less!


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