Friday, October 27, 2017

Review: Sleep Like A Baby by: Charlaine Harris

Title: Sleep Like A Baby
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Series: Aurora Teagarden #10
Pages: 240
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley


Robin and Aurora have finally begun their adventure in parenting. With newborn Sophie proving to be quite a handful, Roe’s mother pays for a partially trained nurse, Virginia Mitchell, to come help the new parents for a few weeks. Virginia proves to be especially helpful when Robin has to leave town for work and Roe is struck with a bad case of the flu.

One particularly stormy night, Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying and Virginia nowhere to be found. Roe's brother Philip helps her search the house and they happen upon a body outside… but it isn’t Virginia’s. Now, not only does she have a newborn to care for and a vulnerable new marriage to nurture, Roe also has to contend with a new puzzle -- who is this mystery woman dead in their backyard, and what happened to Virginia?

My Thoughts: 

This book starts with Aurora and Robin having their baby Sophie and adjusting to parenting.  When Robin goes away to an awards event Aurora is stuck with a flu and Virginia Mitchell is helping Aurora out while Robin is away.  Things go fine at first until one stormy night when Aurora awakes to a crying Sophie and finds that Virginia is missing and someone is dead in her backyard.  Aurora finds her deep in mystery that the dead woman in her backyard isn't Virginia and with Robin away Aurora wonders who killed the woman and why?

I love Aurora and her detective skills.  It was especially nice to see her and Robin adjust to parenting and see Roe make some decisions she needed to make in life.  Like her job at the library.  We also got to watch her stumble around with the murder and missing nanny sitter.  What makes Aurora a great character is she is not perfect and has her flaws and in this case a nasty flu and fever which makes her more real.  

I was definitely surprised by the ending but was glad no one was seriously hurt when the mystery was solved.  Aurora and Robin are solid characters that bring such an adventure to the mysteries they are in that you feel yourself pulled in and unable to let go until everything is solved and Robin and Aurora are back to parenting their new baby!

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