Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Review: Sleep Like a Baby by Charlaine Harris

Sleep Like a Baby
Release Date: September 26, 2017
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN:   1250090067
ISBN13: 9781250090065
Genre: Mystery
Review Copy Source: NetGalley

Charlaine Harris returns to her Aurora Teagarden mystery series with a fabulous new book featuring the small-town Southern librarian.

In the latest installment of the Aurora Teagarden series, 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?

SLEEP LIKE A BABY just didn't do much for me. I don't know what happened, but if this is the new Aurora Teagarden, I won't be reading much more.

There was a mystery in SLEEP LIKE A BABY, but my goodness was it boring getting to the answers. We get more information on how Aurora feeds, changes and takes care of her baby than solving any mystery that was supposed to be included in the story. I get it, she's a new mom, but if I wanted to read about the care and feeding of a baby, I would have picked up a parenting book.

There really isn't much more I could possibly say about SLEEP LIKE A BABY, because not much happened between the front and back cover. Yeah, I was disappointed too. 

I gave it 2/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.