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Author: Erica Spindler Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781427243782
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As a child, Bailey Browne dreamed of a knight in shining armor swooping in to rescue her and her mother. As she grows older, those dreams transform, becoming ones of a mysterious stranger who will sweep her off her feet and whisk her away from her ordinary existence. Then, suddenly, there he is. Despite the ten year difference in their ages, 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 she knew nothing about surfaces, plus whisperings about the disappearance of his first wife, True, and rumors about the women from the area who have gone missing—and when another woman disappears, all signs point to her husband's involvement. At first Bailey ignores the whispers, even as circumstantial evidence against Logan mounts. But finally, Bailey must make a choice: believe what everyone says—or bet her life on the man she loves, but is realizing she hardly knows. From the author of Justice for Sara, Erica Spindler's The First Wife is a thrilling new novel that will have you gasping on every page.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can’t put it down.”

    Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling autor

  • “Neat, taut, and written with panache that forces you to turn each page.”

    Daily Mail (London)

  • “A small-town mystery quickly sabotages Bailey Browne’s fairy tale. As suspicions unravel and secret layers are peeled, readers will race alongside Bailey to uncover the truth. Though the mystery is engaging and trust issues are well developed, Bailey’s internal monologue can be repetitive, and some of the dialogue is not believable.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Narrator Tavia Gilbert jumps into this novel with both feet, carrying listeners to the end…Gilbert creates distinctive female and male voices. Especially notable is her ability to instill characters’ voices with strong emotion and complete vulnerability in the same paragraph. As her tone of authenticity lends credibility to the plot, the story becomes a delight for listeners. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “In this heated romantic thriller…strong personalities make for some wonderfully tense revelations…For fans who like to piece together carefully placed puzzle information.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Erica Spindler is a New York Times bestselling author who has written thirty novels, including The First Wife, Justice for Sara, Watch Me Die, Blood Vines, Breakneck, and Last Known Victim. She was named one of Amazon’s top ten authors in 2016.

About the Narrator

Tavia Gilbert is an acclaimed narrator of more than four hundred full-cast and multivoice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the industry. Named the 2018 Voice of Choice by Booklist magazine, she is also winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She has earned numerous Earphones Awards, a Voice Arts Award, and a Listen-Up Award. has named her a Genre-Defining Narrator: Master of Memoir. In addition to voice acting, she is an accomplished producer, singer, and theater actor. She is also a producer, singer, photographer, and a writer, as well as the cofounder of a feminist publishing company, Animal Mineral.