The First Wife by Erica Spindler

Photo Credit: St. Martin’s Press

This book was purchased by Traveling With T for her own reading.

The First Wife

Summary: An idealistic young woman marries a man she barely knows only to discover his first wife disappeared under mysterious circumstances. As a child, Bailey Browne dreamed of a knight in shining armor swooping in to rescue her and her mother. As she grew older, those dreams transformed, becoming ones of a mysterious stranger who swept her off her feet and whisked her away from her ordinary existence; then, suddenly, there he was. Despite the ten-year difference in their ages and 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 Bailey knew nothing about surfaces, along with whisperings about the disappearance of his first wife and rumors about women from the area who have gone missing, and when another woman disappears, all signs point to her husband’s involvement. 


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

After really enjoying The Look-Alike, I decided to give The First Wife a try.


What I liked:

The cover. What is she running from? Danger? I loved this cover!

The set-up of the story. There are some flashbacks, but also Bailey begins to slowly remember things in current time.


What I didn’t love:

Bailey being all wide-eyed and way too optimistic about a man who wanted to marry her within days of meeting her. Maybe I’m just a mean old cynical damn near close to middle aged woman- but these type of settings can work my nerves.

Also the will I trust my husband or not drama could have ended a few pages sooner….


Bottom line: The back cover copy and the cover (and heck even the title) really worked for me and made me anticipate this book being much better. All in all, it’s ok- but after reading The Look-Alike, I was anticipating a bit more of a storyline that wowed me.


*This book was purchased by Traveling With T for her own reading time. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

4 thoughts on “The First Wife by Erica Spindler

  1. Melissa says:

    I like this cover. I agree after seeing the cover-and reading the back, it makes me want to read it. After reading your review, I am hesitant. I will also give The Look-Alike a try! I’ll add this author to my list. Thanks for the review!

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