Such a Perfect Wife
by Kate White
Publisher: Harper (May 7, 2019)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
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Must be blonde, beautiful, and a good Catholic girl…
On a sunny morning in late September, Shannon Blaine, a blonde, green-eyed 34-year old wife, and mother of two, set off on a jog along the rural roads near her home in Lake George, New York. It’s her usual a.m. routine, her “me time” after dropping the kids off at school…except on this day she never returns. The residents in the idyllic lakeside town—which is popular with summer tourists—are stunned. Would Shannon have just taken off, overwhelmed with the pressures of being the perfect wife and mother? Did a stranger snatch her? Or could her husband be responsible for her disappearance?
The hot new online magazine Crime Beat wants to cover the case and they had the assignment to noted true crime writer Bailey Weggins. It doesn’t take long for Bailey to see that the story has far more facets than she initially realized: a bitter sister, an unfaithful brother-in-law, an evasive deacon, and a creepy motel owner who watched Shannon run every morning. When an anonymous caller reaches out to Bailey and gives her the cryptic clue that Shannon was a “good Catholic girl,” the tip eventually leads Bailey to the grisly discovery of Shannon’s body. And suddenly, based on what else Bailey finds, everything about the case shifts, suggesting that Shannon’s murder isn’t an isolated incident but rather the work of a serial killer with a very specific calling card. Bailey sets out to expose the killer before another woman has to die, including herself.
About the author (from Goodreads.com): Kate White is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels of suspense: seven Bailey Weggins mysteries and five psychological thrillers, including The Secrets You Keep. Her next suspense novel, Such a Perfect Wife, will be published on May 7, 2019.
For fourteen years she served as the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, and though she loved the job (and the Cosmo beauty closet!), she decided to leave in late 2012 to concentrate full time on being an author and speaker.
Kate is also the editor of the acclaimed Mystery Writers of America Cookbook, a collection of recipes from the field’s top-selling authors.
Like many female mystery writers, Kate fell in love with the genre after reading her first Nancy Drew book, The Secret of Redgate Farm, and she’s still inspired by the cliffhanger chapter endings the series is known for.
In addition to writing mysteries and thrillers, Kate is the author of several best-selling career books, including most recently, The Gutsy Girl Handbook: Your Manifesto for Success, as well as I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve and Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do. Website – Twitter – Goodreads Author Page – Amazon Author Page
Review of Such a Perfect Wife
Such a Perfect Wife is a fast-paced suspenseful thriller written by Kate White and is sure to grab your attention from the beginning. White sets this mystery in the Lake George/Queensbury/Glens Falls NY areas making this the perfect background for a mystery that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. The characters are easy to relate to and you could easily relate to their interesting backstories. White created a storyline that is full of surprises with many unexpected twists and turns that are sure to take you by surprise. The writing style makes it easy to get lost in the story. I highly recommend Such a Perfect Wife to anyone who loves a terrifying psychological thriller. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**