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The Second Wife

The Second Wife

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by Brenda Chapman
     
 

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Gwen Lake is a forty-five-year-old police officer with a desk job, an ex-husband and a future not even close to the American dream. A year after her divorce, and more out of boredom and curiosity than anything else, she agrees to a meeting with her ex's new wife. She has no idea that the encounter will lead to murder. And she has decidedly mixed emotions when her

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Gwen Lake is a forty-five-year-old police officer with a desk job, an ex-husband and a future not even close to the American dream. A year after her divorce, and more out of boredom and curiosity than anything else, she agrees to a meeting with her ex's new wife. She has no idea that the encounter will lead to murder. And she has decidedly mixed emotions when her ex-husband is arrested for the crime. Instead of accepting the lead detective's advice to book a Club Med vacation and leave the investigation to the professionals, Gwen decides to work the case on her own. Her life is about to get a lot less predictable and a lot more dangerous.

Editorial Reviews

BookLinx
"This short, easy to read and follow mystery would be a good choice for a literacy, ESL, or GED program for adults."
CM Magazine
"Youth may identify with Gwen's struggle against sexism at work and her desire to find evidence to support what she knows in her heart is right...I would recommend The Second Wife to a literacy or GED program for adult learners, [or] an adult class of English language learners."
Children's Literature - Denise Daley
Gwen Lake is a forty-five year-old divorcee who grudgingly agrees to meet her ex-husband's new wife. Gwen is surprised when the second wife confides that she is afraid of her new husband. Gwen is even more shocked when Marjory is murdered several weeks later. Gwen's ex-husband was a jerk but he was not a murderer. Gwen is a police officer but she has been on desk duty for many years. She decides to do a little investigating on her own. Using her wits and, at times, her badge, Gwen begins to slowly discover the truth. It seems that people are not always who they appear to be in this fast-paced mystery that will have readers trying to solve the case along with Gwen. This book is a good old-fashioned who-dun-it that is quick and easy to read. As the characters are in their forties and the theme is mature, this book may have more appeal to teenaged readers. It is part of the "Rapid Reads" series. Reviewer: Denise Daley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554698349
Publisher:
Orca Book Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Series:
Rapid Reads
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
635,396
File size:
390 KB

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Meet the Author

Brenda Chapman is the author of the murder mystery In Winter's Grip (2010), along with the successful Jennifer Bannon mystery series for young adults. She is a former special education teacher and currently works as a senior communications advisor for the federal government in Ottawa, Ontario.

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