Wednesday, November 2, 2016

All the Little Liars by Charlaine Harris

I hope all of you are having a wonderful Wednesday.  It is hard to believe it is November already.  Do not forget to set your clocks back this Sunday.  Put a reminder on your calendar.

All the Little Liars by Charlaine Harris is the ninth book in the An Aurora Teagarden Mystery series. Aurora is back from her honeymoon and is settling into married life with Robin Crusoe in Lawrenceton, Georgia.  They are both excited about Aurora’s pregnancy (her library gives her a whole three weeks off for maternity leave).  Aurora’s half-brother, Phillip is staying with them.  He could not stay with their father and hitchhiked from California to Georgia to get away from him.  Things are going well until Aurora gets a call from Beth Finstermeyer.  Phillip is out playing with her twins, but Beth has been unable to reach Josh and Joss.  Aurora cannot reach Phillip on his cell phone.  Then they hear that Liza Scott, eleven years old, is also missing.  The four kids were last seen at the soccer field.  When the police check the soccer field, they find a body.  What happened at the soccer field?  Aurora starts asking questions and delving into each families lives.  Then they hear that Clayton Harrison, the town’s charming teen bad boy, has disappeared.  Is his disappearance related to the other kids?  Someone knows the answers, and Aurora is determined to get the answers.

All the Little Liars does not fit in with the other books in this series.  The book is slow paced and the mystery plays out even slower rate.  The mystery can be solved very easily (I was hoping for a real challenge). Aurora being in the early stages of her pregnancy is experiencing morning sickness.  We get to hear about her throwing up (in too much detail).  It was disgusting and totally unnecessary.  I give All the Little Liars 3 out of 5 stars.  All the Little Liars felt more like a rough draft, than a finished novel.  I found that information was repeated and there are a couple of inconsistencies.  I hope Ms. Harris will be back on her game with the next book in An Aurora Teagarden Mystery series.  

Thank you for stopping by and reading my latest review.  I really do appreciate it.  I will return later with my review of Pocketbooks and Pistols by Dorothy Howell.  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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