Book (Audiobook) Review: Mad Love by Wendy Walker


Plot: 4⭐
Audio Narration: 5⭐

Adam Archer was Gin Talcott’s second husband, whom she married not too long after she lost her first husband Eddie. Piper, Gin’s eighteen-year-old daughter from her first marriage, discovers the gruesome crime scene after a shooter left Adam dead and Gin fighting for her life in their own bed. Piper’s twin brother Daniel, who also might have been present at the time, is believed to have left the scene with the murder weapon, indicating that the twins may have been involved.

Detectives Greta Jessup, who was a friend of Eddie’s, and Finn Pate leave no stone unturned as they do a deep dive into Adam and Gin’s lives. Not only theirs might not have been the happy marriage that everyone assumed, but complicating matters further is the fact that Piper , Daniel and Ruth, Eddie’s sister, know more than they are letting on.

Parallel to the police investigation, we are given insight into the events that led up to that fateful through a letter Gun left for estate attorney Sarah Branford two days before the shooting. As Sarah reads Gin's letter, she is compelled to do some digging of her own.

What follows is a complex web of secrets, lies, deception and much more.

Mad Love by Wendy Walker is a cleverly crafted thriller. Twisty and suspenseful (though a tad convoluted toward the end), this was an engrossing story made even more enjoyable by the brilliant full-cast narration by Julia Whelan, Alexis Bledel, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Finn Wittrock, Damon Daunno and Elizabeth Evans. Easily finished in one sitting, this is perfect if you are looking for a fast-paced quick listen (a little over 4 hours at 1X speed).