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The Body in the Wake: A Faith Fairchild Mystery

(Faith Fairchild #25)

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  473 ratings  ·  98 reviews
Amateur detective and caterer Faith Fairchild is at her Penobscot Bay, Maine cottage preparing for a summer wedding, when she stumbles across . . . another body in this 25th entry in the beloved mystery series.

For the first time in years, Faith Fairchild has time for herself. Her husband Tom is spending days on the other side of the island using a friend’s enhanced WiFi
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Published May 7th 2019 by William Morrow
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Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Body In The Wake
Katherine Hall Page

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If you are a reader of any Katherine Hall Page book you know that there is a lot of yummy food as well as a few recipes within its pages. The other great thing is that although she has written tons of books you can easily read any of her books out of order. I have not read one in a while and it was easy to step right into her latest one. In this book there are a few murders that are quite puzzling. But there is also an undercurrent
May 09, 2019 added it
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Absolute nonsense. Read a sample of this drivel before you believe the 5-star reviews.
May 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
I am a fan of this writer. Fun easy read. Keep your attention. Interesting characters. Food recipes. But not this one. It was a bit rambling and difficult to keep track of who what and where. Very disappointed.
Mary  (Biblophile)
Disappointed in this one. I've always like this series, but this one was boring and uninspiring. Not much of a mystery and too much ramblings about relationships. The plot, such as there was, seemed scattered.
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm the first to admit I haven't read all twenty-five Faith Fairchild mysteries. But, twenty-five books in any series is cause for celebration. Katherine Hall Page manages to throw in a celebration as well as an issue-oriented, hit-close-to-home traditional mystery with The Body in the Wake.

Wife, mother, caterer, friend. Faith Fairchild fits all of those roles in the latest book in the series. However, it's been quite a long time since she had so much time to herself. She and her husband, Tom,
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It was the first book I read in this series and I'm happy I requested it because I discovered a great series.
Even if there are a lot of books in this series I had no problems in understanding the plot and the characters.
I loved Faith, she likable and relatable, a strong and clever woman. The other characters other well developed and likable.
The plot was engaging, entertaining, and it kept me hooked till the last page.
The mystery was great, well developed and it kept me guessing till the end.
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really love this series. This is the 25th book in the series and I've read all of them. I've gotten attached to the characters. Faith Fairchild is the main character, along with her husband Tom. They have two kids who have "grown up" as the series has progressed and are now college and high-school age. Faith's best friend and neighbor is Pix Miller who has two or three kids also, and (view spoiler)

This is another great entry to the series
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy, mystery
Faith and her husband Tom and daughter Amy are summering on Sanpere Island. Faith is busy spending time with her friends: Sophie, newly married, and Pix, whose daughter will soon be married. But several things mar this idyllic time, not the least of which is a dead body. Not known to the island’s inhabitants, the dead man is connected to another dead body through matching tattoos. Much of the enjoyment of the series comes from the interaction of the characters as they deal with the problems of ...more
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read as always. CONGRATS to Katherine Hall Page on her 25th anniversary of writing and her 25th book. Was so nice to find a new book by her. Loved all the stories as she and her husband had small children and could really relate to the way their life was. Now the kids are grown and It has changed so much for them. New neighbors move in and lots of problems are starting with them. This book has a lot of mystery, murder, drug dealings and surprises and funny things too, when someone ...more
May 24, 2019 rated it liked it
This latest Faith Fairchild Mystery is another example of the author of a long established series feeling the need to keep pumping 'em out long after they have run out of ideas.

It is summer on Sanpere Island, Maine, and Faith and Pix are pretty much on their own, with their spouses elsewhere meeting work obligations. Pix's daughter, Samantha, is getting married, and her mother-in-law to be shows up wanting to change all the wedding plans to something more elaborate.

Also on the island is Sophie
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book could have been 100 pages ! She should’ve taken her own advice from a quote in the book by Elmore Leonard “ Try to leave out the things that readers Skip through “ it was too bad she didn’t ......
Margaret Utsey
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series is wonderful. The Body in the Wake is the twenty fifth book in the Faith Fairchild series and each one is well written! You really feel like you are catching up with old friends when you are reading this series.
Jun 15, 2019 rated it liked it
It's nearing the end of summer, and Faith and company are on Sanpere Island. Pix's daughter will marry at the close of summer. Faith's daughter Amy secured a job as a sous chef at the island's resort. Faith's friend Sophie also vacations with them on the island. There's a bit of trouble with the neighbors. A body turns up. Prescription opiods figure prominently in the plot. Faith and her friends do less detecting than in other installments although sleuthing gets one of them into a spot of ...more
Laurie Way
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the Faith Fairchild mysteries for the now so familiar main character Faith Fairchild. Faith is a caterer and amateur sleuth. The settings are quintessential New England and the recipes that Faith prepares when not solving the latest murder, yummy! A light but enjoyable cozy!
Jul 21, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5 This was a bit all over the place with more “message” than mystery.
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2019
I had high hopes for this 25th entry in the long running series, being the 25th and all, but it was boring and had very little mystery. I have read the entire series and have loved Faith over the years, but this is probably the last book I will read in the series.
Marti Mart
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
I would like to give 3 stars for sentimental reasons, but I think this series best days are behind it. Still has charm though.
Bonney Teti
Jun 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Kind of fun; kind of meh.
Anna Amato
Jun 08, 2019 rated it did not like it
Pretty terrible. I started it Friday afternoon and gave up by Friday evening. Too much detail about the families on the island. I felt like I needed a genealogy chart about their connections and relations and believe me none of them were interesting enough to read about. You're on your own here.
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Disappointing. Really more of a lecture than a mystery.
Jul 16, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've enjoyed all the books in this series, some more than others - this is one of the less successful ones, but still worth reading if you like the series, or are a fan of cosy mysteries-with-food. (The recipes have always been something I could do without, and I cook a lot, but at least they usually sound edible, which is more than can be said for some other offerings in this genre!)
Part of the problem with long running series like this, set in small communities, is that the murder rate seems
Jul 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: daniele

The Body in the Wake
Faith Fairchild Mystery, Book #25
By Katherine Hall Page
Author Website: katherine-hall-page(.)org
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele


Amateur detective and caterer Faith Fairchild is at her Penobscot Bay, Maine cottage preparing for a summer wedding, when she stumbles across . . . another body in this 25th entry in the beloved mystery series.

For the first time in years, Faith Fairchild has time for herself.
Maureen O'Connor
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
A friend of mine, who is a fan of this author, encouraged me to try one more of the Faith Fairchild mysteries.
The only mystery is how these books can possibly be successful - I am thinking that if you have read the other 24 books it is just habit.

In this instance,dispute the discovery of 3 murdered bodies, the protagonist does no sleuthing nor does the reader every find out who actually committed the murders. But then again, most of the action is so obvious that the reader has surmised what
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
For Faith Fairchild, this is supposed to be a relaxing summer on Sanpere Island Maine with her husband Tom, daughter Amy, and friends Sophie Maxwell and Pix Miller. But things don’t quire work out that way – Sophie is upset about the fact that she can’t seem to become pregnant, Amy is having issues at her summer job, and Pix is not only dealing with the difficult mother of her daughter’s soon-to-be husband but extremely difficult neighbors. When bodies begin showing up in the water near Sanpere ...more
Gail Cooke
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's time for a celebration - indeed it is! One of Katherine Hall Page's riveting Faith Fairchild mysteries is always signaled by lines at book stores and online orders and her twenty-fifth tale is no different (simply more intriguing if that is possible.)

The Body In The Wake finds Faith luxuriating in the warm, sunny weather at her summer cottage in Penobscot Bay, Maine. As if that weren't enough she also has time for herself for the first time in ages. Her husband Tom has secreted himself in a
Roxanne Spencer
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Faith Fairchild is back in book number 25, and bodies keep falling in her way. Despite her best intentions to enjoy the peace of Sanpere Island, Faith is quickly caught up in a murder investigatio...all while distracting her friends (Pix and Sophie) from their worries, preparing to cater the wedding of Pix's daughter, and supporting daughter Amy in her first summer job as a chef-in-training. While it doesn't make for a relaxing vacation, it does make an enjoyable book.

When an author has written
Jun 10, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven’t read a Faith Fairchild book in a while, and it was like catching up with old friends. Faith’s daughter Amy is working at the local resort as a chef. Faith’s friend, Pix, is alone most of the time for this summer, and is planning her daughter’s wedding. When the groom’s mother shows up, unannounced, totally self-absorbed, and planning to change all the plans, no matter what the kids want, the summer seems doomed. Top that with her new neighbors cutting trees and ruining their privacy ...more
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I must admit that I read some reviews before I finished the book. I have read all of the books in this series and it’s been fun to watch the characters grow older. Fun to see Samantha plan her wedding and see Amy and Faith work together in the kitchen. Some things were solved a little too easily, such as Pix and Sam’s problem with their neighbor. That was unrealistic. Also when one of the characters is found out to be an addict she is off to rehab ...more
Shoshana Frank
Feb 09, 2019 rated it did not like it
Vacationing in Maine has been a tradition of the Fairchild family for Faith and Tom’s entire married life but getting to spend an entire summer on the Island is a treat, since Tom has taken a sabbatical from the church to work on a novel. Until murder, havoc, and wedding bells disrupt the normally serene calm of Penobscot Bay and their break from city life. Faith was looking forward to spending quality time with family and friends during a lazy summer, until finding a dead body at the bottom of ...more
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Body in the Wake (Faith Fairchild Mysteries #25) by Katherine Hall Page

Faith is at her summer cottage in Maine getting ready for her (friend's) daughters wedding. She plans on a relaxing summer with her Husband busy with work and her children grown. Things are going great until a body turns up in the pond with a unique tattoo. Faith is on the case, and soon more bodies will surface until she can solve this mystery.

A fast paced story with a likable cast of characters. Faith is very likable,
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Katherine Hall Page is the author of fifteen previous Faith Fairchild mysteries, the first of which received the Agatha Award for best first mystery and the most recent of which, The Body in the Snowdrift, was honored with the Agatha Award for best novel. Page also won an Agatha for her short story "The Would-Be Widower." She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and son. (from the publisher's ...more

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