Book Review: The Governor's Wife by Mark Gimenez
The Governor’s Wife by Mark Gimenez
Lindsay Bonner is the wife of the Republican Governor of Texas, but she is desperately unhappy. She is unhappy in her relationship with her womanising husband Bode, unhappy with her lack of purpose in life, with her wealthy but meaningless round of receptions and cocktail parties. But then she is asked to go the Mexican/US border to do a photo op to encourage Mexicans to take part in a census. She encounters an impoverished community behind the fortified wall, a piece of America just across the river from the Mexican drug-cartels – people trapped by both the river and the wall. And while she is visiting the local doctor’s clinic, a young Hispanic boy is brought in with gunshot wounds. A trained nurse before she married, she helps the young doctor save the boy and in doing so she changes her life – and her husband’s life – forever.
This is an addictive read – and like all Mark Gimenez’ books, this is an issue-based thriller. The Governor’s Wife tackles many of the problems on the US/Mexican border and some of the problems in the American political system, without ever being dull. This is a thrilling, page-turning read, with many twists and turns, and well-drawn characters. I couldn’t put it down.