Robin and Aurora's newborn Sophie is proving to be quite a handful. They hire a partially trained nurse, Virginia Mitchell, to come and help the new parents for a few weeks when Robin has to leave town for work and Roe is struck with a bad case of the flu.It was nice to see Aurora stepping into mother hood. Anyone who has followed the series from the beginning will understand that there was nothing more that you could have wanted for her character. Her relationship with Robin is so cute and well rounded, that you almost forget she was married before because her first husband wasn't as great a fit for her.
One particularly stormy night, Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying and Virginia nowhere to be found. Searching for her reveals a body outside . . . but it isn't Virginia's. Now, not only does Roe have a baby to care for but a new puzzle to contend with - who is this mystery woman dead in their backyard, and what happened to Virginia?
The mystery in this book was very good. It wasn't as fast paced as some books but it was more like having to follow a trail of clues to work out what happened. The ending however, the culprit, was still a little bit of a shock to me because it seemed so random. It left me feeling a bit jilted. I don't know whether its because there was a long gap between the first eight books and the recent two but they don't feel as good as they were. Not sure if that is actually true or whether I am just remembering them with more fondness and nostalgia. I imagine I would have to re-read them to discover whether its sentiment or not.
I give it