For reviews please visit I had low expectations for this one because I wasn t a fan of the previous novel in the series Thankfully, this one was a better read but I am left with some mixed feelings I half want the series to continue but there s also a part of me that thinks it should be put to rest It s kinda coasting on fumes at this point.
Aurora Teagarden and her husband, Robin, are now the proud parents of baby Sophie While adjusting to the demands of motherhood, Aurora comes down with the flu Robin is flying off to an awards banquet so it is arranged for a baby nurse named Virginia to come and help out But it wouldn t be an Aurora Teagarden novel without something going terribly wrong In this case, Virginia goes missing and a woman s dead body is found in the backyard Is the local police going to be forced to solve this on their own now that Aurora is not only sick but has an infant to tend to Oh please, you just know Aurora is somehow going to find herself in the middle of this one.
I specifically chose this book because I wasn t feeling well and I just wanted a mindless read so I totally related to Aurora feeling like crap I ve come to realize I just don t really care for Robin as a character all that much so I didn t mind that he was absent for part of the story For the most part I did like how some stuff from an earlier novel in the series was tied in to what was going on in this one Overall, this isn t one of the stronger books she has written but it was an improvement over the last one for sure.
You know what I found scary about Sleep Like a Baby How much Roe s and my life are alike right now We both just had a baby her first and my last We are both nursing moms who lives revolve around our babies We both got sick she with the flu and me with strep Now she did find a dead body in her backyard and I found a dead mouse in mine So that is where the similarities end.
Seriously though, Sleep Like a Baby is a wonderful continuation of the Aurora Teagarden series So easy to read, I picked it up just to see what it was about and in less than 24 hours I had finished it The story moves at a great pace and just pulls you in The mystery keeps you guessing and the characters make it interesting What could you want from a book I do highly recommend that if you want to enjoy this book to its fullest then you should read the entire series in order None of the books are super long so it won t take you forever to get through them Each one of them is unique and I know I have enjoyed reading them This is an enjoyable mystery series and one I always recommend to my friends and family Now I am patiently waiting for the next book to be released I have enjoyed this series in the past, but this will likely be the last one that I read There was far too much focus on feeding the baby, changing the baby, etc I felt it detracted from the story.
Now that is an interesting ending with a question that can truly be debated I won t put the question here because it is a huge spoiler I love these comfy mystery series because of the connection readers get to the characters When you do the wait for the next book then start reading it, you just feel like you are visiting old friends and playing Clue It is great It is no secret I love Charlaine Harris books because I am pretty certain she is my most read author in my GR stats but without being bias, I can say that some of the installments in her series can be predictable but still enjoyable This is not a big ending I predicated at all I was engrossed for a one sitting read waiting to get multiple questions answered and afterwards I was completely satisfied Roe and Robin, new parents to a beautiful baby girl are adorable Their love for each other and their child is written so wonderfully Roe, is sick and Robin will be out of town so he calls in the woman who helped care for Roe and the baby before Roe is relieved she can sleep and know that all is taken care of while she recuperates Well things just can t be that easy, nope Roe wakes to her baby wailing, her care taker missing and there is a dead body in the backyard that is not the caretaker Things get weird, strained and sometimes ugly from there.
I loved this edition to the series we really got to see their relationship at work and it s a good one I love a good solid relationship Phillip her 1 2 brother was a stand up guy who held than his own I am always happy after I finish a Charlaine Harris book Now I wait for.
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 There was a mystery in Sleep Like a Baby, but my goodness was it boring getting to the answers We get 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 I could possibly say about Sleep Like a Baby, because not much happened between the front and back cover Yeah, I was disappointed too This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
In The Latest Installment Of The 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 FluOne 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 Another two star from the newest books in the series, yet I ll still read the next one the mystery did absolutely nothing for me, I m only in this for the characters but even they re wearing thin