The baker’s wife and her family, who used to be the pastor’s wife and family, begin the day like any other. But on the way to the bakery, she and her son hit a motor scooter in the road. With lots of blood and no body, the mystery begins. The victim turns out to be the wife of the detective and church elder who instigated the baker’s removal as pastor. Certain that this family is guilty and will produce his wife, the detective crosses the line and holds the people in the bakery hostage. The baker’s wife, along with two unlikely assistants, must find the woman before time is up.
Although the story begins with several seemingly unrelated events, Healy connects them all skillfully as the plot progresses. By the end of the story, all of the characters’ lives are intertwined. I enjoyed some of the side stories immensely, especially that of Diane Hall.
Even though I wish the story had continued just a little longer, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own