Geoff and Audrey Bofinger were actively involved with the church until Geoff lost his job, changing their lives forever. Geoff was a pastor and Audrey was a pastor’s wife until this happened and they were forced to spend more time at their bakery, changing Audrey into a baker’s wife. When Audrey is involved in an accident that they think involves Julie Mansfield, Julie's husband takes Audrey’s family and some other people hostage inside of the bakery resulting in a lot of twists and turns in the storyline. Diane Hall, who was recently released from prison is a suspect as well and is given a chance with other people to see if she can make a difference in the mystery of Julie’s disappearance.
As I got deeper into this story I realized how going from a pastor to a baker and a pastor’s wife to a baker’s wife was challenging for both Geoff and Audrey; to add an accident to the change made it even harder for both Audrey and her husband. To see a hostage situation for the people that were thought to be involved in Julie’s disappearance was hard at times to take in but showed me what can happen to innocent people who aren't directly involved when situations occur such as this. The story went back and forth between the hostage situation and other situations relating to it which connected this story together beautifully.
I loved this suspenseful novel and I often had a hard time putting it down when I needed to. The faith topics were also great to read. I recommend it to anybody that loves reading suspense novels with a Christian theme.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary book from Litfuse Publicity Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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To save her husband and son, Audrey Bofinger must rescue her enemy.
The Bofinger family has lost their church ministry in a scandal exposed by Officer Jack Mansfield. Hoping to heal and to restore their reputation, Audrey, Geoff, and their son Ed take over a failing bakery in the small community.
Driving to the bakery one morning, blinded by fog, Audrey hits a motor scooter owned by Jack’s wife, Julie. The mangled scooter is crushed and bloody. But Julie is nowhere to be found. Her disappearance coincides with a sudden illness that nearly cripples Audrey.
Jack believes the Bofinger's have hurt Julie to take revenge on him, but the evidence dries up and her trail goes cold. At a breaking point, Jack takes the tiny bakery and its patrons hostage, issuing only one demand: Audrey has six hours to return Julie to him, or lose Geoff and Ed forever.
With only an excruciating and intuitive gift, an ex-con, and Julie’s estranged daughter to help search for clues, Audrey starts the search of her life for a woman who has vanished like the fog.
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Well-known to critics and reviewers, Erin Healy has established herself as an award-winning editor and a best-selling co-author with Ted Dekker. Healy received wide acclaim for her two debut novels Never Let You Go and The Promises She Keeps. Her work focuses on the psychological and spiritual, driven by high moral stakes. She lives and writes in Colorado with her family.
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