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Such a Perfect Wife

(Bailey Weggins Mystery #8)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  238 ratings  ·  57 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
Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 7th 2019 by Harper Paperbacks
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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
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
Cassie-Traveling Sister-
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 RTC
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
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
Kaleena Zagrzebski
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
Thank you to Harper Collins for the free copy in exchange for an honest review!

Such a Perfect Wife follows Bailey Wiggins, a crime reporter for the online magazine, Crime Beat. When Shannon Blaine sets off on a jog early Monday morning and doesn’t come back, her small hometown begins to wonder what could have happen. Bailey Weggins starts to investigate with the local police, and as an anonymous caller begins to drop cryptic clues to her, Bailey’s own life could be in danger as well.

I really e
Donna Hines
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shannon Blaine isn't your typical blonde, sexy mom, and Catholic girl gone off the deep end and she didn't deserve to die!
She was simply out for a run but never returned and now all eyes, all fingers, all blame are shifting to those around her.
You see it could've been a tragic accident, or perhaps she's hurt and needs help, or perhaps she left on her own never to be found.
Whichever you choose it must be noted her body will eventually be found but not by her family but by a journalist crime repor
I started reading Such a Perfect Wife (Harper) late on a Sunday night, and boy was that a bad idea. The end of each chapter left cliffhanger after cliffhanger until I was losing sleep from racing through the book.

Such a Perfect Wife by Kate White is the murder mystery story of Shannon Blaine, the perfect, blonde, churchgoing wife with two kids. She runs every single morning after dropping her kids at school, but one day never returns. Is it the husband – who seems genuinely grief-stricken? What
Tracy (The Pages In-Between)
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Vicki (MyArmchairAdventures)
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars. Full review to come!
Courtney Giraldo
This weeks read was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review.

Criminal reporter Bailey Weggins is sent on assignment to the idyllic small town of Lake George, NY. After dropping her kids off at school , Shannon Blaine sets out for her morning run, only this time, she doesn’t come back. It doesn’t take long for Bailey to compile a short list of possible suspects; her seemingly perfect husband (husbands are ALWAYS a suspect amiright), a bitter older sister, a creepy hotel manager, a
Up All Night Book Addict
How have I not read this series or this author yet? I actually own a few of this author's books already. I can promise you will be seeing more reviews of her books from me in the near future. This book is just what I was currently looking for!

I am going to start with the plot. The plot of this book is so well laid out and built from start to finish. It keeps you on your toes waiting for the next shoe to drop or the next clue to present itself. I turned the pages well into the night, wanting to g
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
too many characters, not much substance
Michele |
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I have only read one Kate White book before and that was probably a good five, or more, years ago. I remember loving it and had completely forgotten about this author until winning an early copy of her newest book Such a Perfect Wife.

This book had me hooked from the onset! I haven’t read a mystery like this in so long and was quickly reminded of how much I love them. The story begins with the immediate disappearance of
Tara Vincent
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
Fast paced. Quick read. Attention grabber from the beginning. Great setting as I have been to Lake George/Queensbury/Glens Falls NY areas.
I received the uncorrected proof of SUCH A PERFECT WIFE from a Goodreads giveaway. Thank you!!!!! What an interesting and enjoyable mystery to read. It was a great story. It grabbed my interest from page 1 and kept it until the end. I did not figure it out ahead of time either, which I like in a story. I know this is fiction however I found it intrigued my in
Gillian Nolan
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a Perfect Wife by Kate White •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
A great must thriller which is part of the ‘Bailey Weggins’ series. My favourite part of this book was the setting. Set in the beautiful Adriondack Mountains outside of New York ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Bailey, a freelance journalist is sent to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a local woman. While staying in the small town, Bailey uncovers dark and disturbing secrets while uncovering the truth. •••••••••••••
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to the publisher, Harper, via LibraryThing, for an Uncorrected Proof in exchange for my honest opinion.

The setting is in scenic northeastern New York State and the author does the location justice. It sounds like it would be an ideal summer vacation area. This is a well-plotted murder mystery that features Bailey Weggins as an investigative reporter. I was not familiar with this series of mystery stories but since I enjoyed this novel, I may consider reading more of them.

Bailey Weggins is
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book from page one and read it in one day. Bailey is like an old friend to me now as I have read each of Kate's books since her first, which was a selection on the Regis and Kelly show years ago. I still remember the details of that book as I do with each of the ones she has written. This book may be read as a stand alone but I would never want to miss all the other "Bailey" books. A fast paced mystery with a female detective, this book has twist and turns like an old country road. ...more
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-thing
This was the first time that I read a book from the Bailey Weggins mystery series and I will definitely be reading more! This was a very enjoyable murder mystery that kept me guessing throughout the entire story. The story is set in Lake George - when a young mother is murdered there is a contingent of reporters that converge on the case. Bailey, a reporter, is provided a tip by the murderer and then she discovers the body thus inserting herself into the story of a possible religious serial kill ...more
Nichole Midgett
First of all, thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for the ARC. This has no way influenced my opinion of this book. Secondly, this is a genre I typically don't read. Thirdly, this is the first book I've read by this author. I have no idea if she has written other works or not. Now to the review. I'll keep this short and sweet. I appreciated the writing style and the effort the author put into it. The chapter breaks seemed to come at odd times in the narrative. It was suspenseful enough to ke ...more
Samantha Alvarez
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bailey Weggins…number 8!

I cannot believe this is number 8 in the series. I’ve been reading since the first book came out and can honestly say, NONE have disappointed!!

Shannon is a daily runner, minus Sunday’s because she attends church. She is a Wife and a Mom and has recently begun restarting her career at the family business. Suddenly, she disappears. Where did she go?

Bailey shows up and begins investigating and ends up finding something truly awful..but what is it? And how do the pieces fit?

May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was sent to me for an honest review. I have read the entire Bailey Weggins series and have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one. But it is not necessary to enjoy this one if you have not read the others. I always say it helps but you don't need too.
If you like a book that has a great mystery, suspense and through in some romance you will thoroughly enjoy this book. Once you start you are not going to want to put it down.
Bailey always seems to get herself in situations where she is
Lovely Loveday
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a Perfect Wife is a fast-paced suspenseful thriller written by Kate White and is sure to grab your attention from the beginning. White sets this mystery in the Lake George/Queensbury/Glens Falls NY areas making this the perfect background for a mystery that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. The characters are easy to relate to and you could easily relate to their interesting backstories. White created a storyline that is full of surprises with many unexpected twists and turns th ...more
Mar 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Thank you, Harper Collins, for an advanced digital copy of this book. My thoughts are my own.

I'm on the fence about this one. Also, maybe could use a different title - you don't get too much focus on the wife being "perfect."

One sentence synopsis: Bailey Weggins reports on a missing wife/mother in upstate New York.

I've read White's Bailey Weggins books since the beginning, and this one is fine, but it lacks enthusiasm. The plot is fairly straightforward and Bailey's relationship with her long-te
Casey Frank
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy listening to the Bailey Weggins books and this one is no exception. Bailey is down to earth, sharp and capable, and there’s a hint of nostalgia in the way she’s described that reminds me of the books I read in the late 90s and early aughts.

The narrator’s voice reminded me a bit of Siri but after the first 30 minutes or so I got used to the style. I enjoyed the little twists and turns and that the book took place in an area I visited just last year, making it easy to see everything in my
Linda Wilson
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the Bailey Weggins series, this time it takes her to beautiful Lake George. A young mother Shannon goes jogging and never comes home. They are searching for her and Bailey got involved in looking. Her family isn`t always happy about her helping. Alice a reporter and Bailey started exchanging tips and become friends, till she was found killed. Now Bailey has that to find the killer. It is a page turner from the first to the last page, I was so involved in the book I almost forgot a Dr. app ...more
Kathy Schneider
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! I did not see the twist/ending coming. But it was more than a "guess who did it"
mystery. The characters were interesting and not clichéd, in particular an older female reporter that the main character, a young reporter Bailey Weggins, befriends. A very touching relationship. The setting was also very enjoyable, and unusual-- a beautiful upstate NY lake setting, but with some seedy downsides. There wasn't a lull in the book -- the pages flew by as the story deepens, and more ch
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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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