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Such a Perfect Wife

(Bailey Weggins Mystery #8)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  3,611 ratings  ·  417 reviews
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, sets 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 resident
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Published May 7th 2019 by Harper Paperbacks
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Renee (itsbooktalk)
May 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
Such a Perfect Wife has so many elements that grab my attention when I’m looking to pick up a new crime fiction or mystery read…
Missing Adult ✅
Investigative Journalist ✅
Quaint Lakeside setting ✅
Many suspects ✅
I LOVE stories involving missing adults and investigative journalists so right off the bat I was into this one. True Crime writer Bailey Weggins is assigned to get the scoop for the new online true crime magazine she writes for and right away she realizes there’s more than meets the eye
Caitlin Reads
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was stellar writing from Kate White. I have read all of her books and I feel like her writing is really at its best in Such a Perfect Wife. Shannon Blaine, a seemingly perfect mother of two, goes missing on her morning jog near her home in Lake George. Bailey Weggins takes on the assignment from Crime Beat and is on her way to the idyllic lakeside town before she knows it. She soon discovers many of the town residents are harboring secrets and are not who they appear to be on the surface. I ...more
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Such A Perfect Wife
Kate White

What it's all about...

Bailey is a crime reporter and her assignment is to go to a small town upstate and report on a missing mom...a mom who goes out jogging and just does not return. Bailey makes friends with a local reporter and gets deeply involved in trying to solve this crime. She is actually contacted by the killer and her role in this mystery grows ever more intense.

My thoughts after reading this book...

I enjoyed the pace of this story. I liked Bailey’s re
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The inimitable White delivers a compulsive thriller every single outing.
Sharon Barr
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Boring! Very bland, no action or excitement. Writing was very amateurish, only finished the book to find out who the kille was.
Review to come.

Quick thoughts:

Loved this book. The mystery has tons of appeal and will keep you guessing. Kate White's Bailey Weggins is strong,independent and a completely wonderful character.

Put this on your TBR list!
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5/ 5 stars

This is the next book in the Bailey Weggins mystery series. But the mystery is self-contained to this book. So it can be read as a standalone. I have only read book 7 in the series, Even If It Kills Her.

This book takes place shortly after book 7. The narrator is Bailey (1st person POV). Bailey is a crime journalist. And in this book she is working for an online publication called Crime Beat. The story takes place around Lake George, New York.

I loved the setting for this book. Especia
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bailey Weggins, an investigative reporter for Crime Beat, is hired to report on a disappearance in Lake George, New York. Wife and mother of two, Shannon Blaine went for her routine run and never came home. And now her family and the residents in Lake George are scrambling to uncover what happened to Shannon before it’s too late.

When Bailey starts looking into Shannon’s disappearance, she starts questioning everyone in Shannon’s life. Her husband Cody, seems like he has something to hide. But he
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2.5 stars rounded up...

It took a while to be pulled into this story. To some degree I blame it on the 1st POV. A good portion of the first part of the book was the narrator with the "I this, I that" that I can't believe the number of sentences with the narrator saying "I". Or the number of sentences with "I" used two or three times in one sentence. It's like going to lunch with that friend who has to say everything she's thinking or doing. It made the reporter character a bore.

Finally the pace
Melissa M
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Easy read. Love the author. Nice pace to the story.
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
The plot of this book is one of the best laid out that I have seen in a long time. Once news is out that Shannon has just vanished into thin air...Bailey Weggin... a Crime Beat reporter comes to town to write about her disappearance. Bailey digs for clues and discovers that Shannon may be too good to be true...or she could just be "such a perfect wife". It appears that she has led an ideal life. She had a handsome and successful husband...two adorable children... a condo in Florida...and enough ...more
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
too many characters, not much substance
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Crime Beat reporter Bailey Weggins is sent to Lake George New York to investigate the disappearance of Shannon Blaine. Shannon disappeared while on her morning run after dropping her two children off at school. Bailey begins her investigation by interviewing Shannon’s close friends and husband. The suspects include Shannon’s older sister who seems bitter, a creepy hotel manager , her husband because isn’t the husband always a suspect and a deacon at the church that Shannon recently joined. When ...more
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, edelweiss
This was only the second Kate White book that I’ve read, so her writing is relatively new to me. I have to say that I really enjoyed both the plot, the writing style and the mystery. Though this is part of series, which I hadn’t realized when I requested it, it works well as a stand-alone as well. Now that I’ve had a good taste of Kate White and her character Bailey Weggins, I will go back and read the rest of the series.

Many thanks to Netgalley, Edelweiss, Harper Paperbacks and Kate White for m
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was not exactly what I had envisioned it to be. I thought the book would have been all about the wife who turns up missing. It was actually about solving the crime that had been committed. The reader does not meet Shannon because she goes missing in the prologue. Bailey Weggens is a crime reporter and the book is about her and how she got about helping the police solve the crime. She has been compared to Nancy Drew and I agree with that comparison. This is a clean book with no sex or g ...more
Aug 15, 2019 rated it liked it
I give the book a 3.5. It was a good mystery in that it had many suspects. We didn't know until almost the end which one was guilty. The characters felt a bit flat. There wasn't a lot of character development. The book was very slow at the start. I almost quit but I am not one to give up on a book I start. ...more
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shannon Blaine has disappeared without a trace. The mother of two set off for a run along the rural roads surrounding her home in Lake George, New York and never returned home. Shannon has been taking the same running path for forever and has never mentioned any issues or strange people along her route. Her husband has no idea where she might have gone. The residents of this small town are shocked by her disappearance. From the outside looking in, Shannon Blaine was the perfect wife and mother. ...more
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this book and I could not put it down ! I read it in one day 😻 There was some unbelievable things and dumb things that Bailey did but overall I liked it ...,
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Lake George, New York, 34 year old Shannon Blaine goes jogging and does not return to pick her children up from school. Sadly, sounds like a familiar story on the news. True crime writer Bailey Weggins is given the chance to freelance covering the story for an online publication. She teams up with local reporter Alice Hatfield. The two start nosing around for background to the story by interviewing friends, school moms, church members, etc. Bailey gets a call from a voice altering device that ...more
Carrie Shields
May 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
I've read all the other Bailey Weggins books, so picking this one was a no-brainer...or so I thought. Everything about this book seemed different from the others, including the writing style. I skimmed the last quarter just to end it and to find out what happened to Shannon. ...more
Aug 03, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Melody McNamara
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy Kate White's books, especially the Bailey Weggins series. Bailey has been compared to a Nancy Drew for grown ups. A good, solid crime/mystery story with lots of suspects and lots of twists and turns. An easy read that had me guessing until the end. ...more
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's been a little while since I read one of Kate White's Bailey Weggins mysteries. This series just gets better, and there's no reason you can't pick it up with Such a Perfect Wife. I have a weakness for mysteries featuring journalists, and this one was a page turner that I couldn't put down.

Bailey Weggins has been writing true crime books lately, so when a new online magazine asks her to cover a story in Lake George, New York, she's eager to turn investigative reporter again. Shannon Blaine we
Inn Auni
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery, thriller
The first and last chapter basically summed-up the entire book. The in-between were just fillers or red herring to throw readers off. Everyone is a suspect and I was hoping this book will stray away from the cliche. But, I was wrong.

A woman went missing while out jogging. The usual suspect was of course, the husband. But, to threw readers off his back, he have to be Mr Perfect.

And then we have the sister and her husband who were portrayed as being a bit jealous of the missing woman and her husba
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, suspense, ebook
Fun and twisty - Nancy Drew for grownups in the new millennium (and I mean that in the best possible way). I really love this series and Bailey is great: interesting, smart (but also not so smart sometimes about the situations she puts herself in!), gutsy, and complex enough to keep you interested without it becoming a character study. Sometimes a good light (but not cozy) mystery is just the best place to lose yourself for a while, and this was perfect.
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the main character in this story. It appears this may be a series following the reporter. I will have to look for more.
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Picked this one up at a writing conference. I thoroughly enjoyed Bailey Weggins, the main character, a true crime writer who isn't afraid to sleuth around to get to the truth. Now I need to start at the beginning of the series. ...more
Ann D’Aleandro
Jun 02, 2019 rated it liked it
This novel is a good straight forward whodunit. Nothing overly complicated here. One narrator, which was a nice break from the rotating voices of the multitudes.😉

The tale is told by a reporter with a true crime online magazine. She is sent to Lake George in the Adirondacks to get the scoop on the disappearance of a lovely young mother who most likely went out jogging, and then never returned.

The dogged gal reporter meets with all the significant people in the woman’s life trying to figure out a
Mar 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Compelling. Totally didn't realize it was part of a series, so I missed a lot of character development. The first-person was overly detailed and wordy but the plot was interesting. ...more
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kate White brings reporter/wannabe detective Bailey back in her 8th book, Such a Perfect Wife.

I love the Bailey Weggins series! She is such a fearless, intelligent woman. In this novel, Bailey is reporting for online news outlet Crime Beat on location in Lake George, New York, where beautiful and well loved mother named Shannon has gone missing. Like all of Bailey's adventures, she immediately is drawn to the case and makes it her mission to do more than just your typical news reporting. She wan
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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 beau

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