Sleep Like a Baby
Book 10, An Aurora Teagarden Series - An Aurora Teagarden Mystery
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In Sleep Like a Baby, the latest installment of the #1 New York Times Bestselling Charlaine Harris’s 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? This heart-pounding and exciting next installment of the Aurora Teagarden series will leave fans happy and hungry for more.
mystery read of substance
New parents, Roe and Robin are about to face a mystery that is going to test their relationship.
Robin goes away on business, leaving Roe at home with their newborn infant. Roe become ill, needing to rely on a nanny’s help, when someone from their past ends up dead in their yard.
This installment in the Aurora Teagarden series shows the melding of Roe’s and Robin’s relationship as well as the strength of the bonds with their friends and family.
Sleep Like A Baby is what we’ve come to expect from Charlaine Harris’s mysteries. It was thought provoking and heartfelt. The characters would be your friends, providing a connection to the storyline, providing a mystery read of substance.
I received this ARC copy of Sleep Like a Baby from St. Martin's Press - Minotaur Books. This is my honest and voluntary review.
4 Entertaining Stars!
In this installment of the Aurora (Roe) Teagarden series, we have a new mystery to uncover. Roe has delivered little Sophia and is unable to go to the awards ceremony that Robin has been nominated in for one of his books. As he gets ready to leave for the weekend, Roe is starting to feel unwell. Robin calls in the help of caregiver, Virginia to help with Sophia at nights while he is gone.
As the weekend progresses, Roe is feeling worse and worse. She can barely function past breastfeeding Sophia and is very thankful for her brother and Virginia's help until she wakes up the second night to Sophia full on screaming and no signs of Virginia. She drags herself out of bed to take care of the baby and then wakes Phillip up to help her look for Virginia and finds a dead body in the back yard instead.
I've never thought of myself as much of a fan of mysteries but I have to say I'm really enjoying this series. It's written very well and I really like unraveling the clues as the characters do. I do find it funny that Roe seems to have an awful lot happen to her in this small town. If we were speaking real life, I think I would have moved a long time ago but for fiction, it's pretty entertaining. I look forward to what the author comes up with next. ARC provided by Netgalley.
Sleep Like a Baby is the tenth book in the Aurora Teagarden Mystery series. This can be read as a standalone but makes more sense if you have read the previous books. This is a cozy mystery so there is some violence.
The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat that all info here. The author did a good job of explaining what is going on in the series for new readers . The characters are well written, even if you don't like some of them. There are clues in the storyline that keep you guessing what twists and turns will be revealed next. While the storyline is predictable, both old and new fans of the series will enjoy it.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and chose to leave a review for other readers.