4/5 Missing Stars
On The Back:
#1 New York Times bestseller Charlaine Harris returns to her Aurora Teagarden mystery series with a fabulous new book featuring the small-town Southern librarian.
Aurora Teagarden is basking in the news of her pregnancy when disaster strikes her small Georgia town: four kids vanish from the school soccer field in an afternoon. Aurora’s 15-year-old brother Phillip is one of them. Also gone are two of his friends, and an 11-year-old girl who was just hoping to get a ride home from soccer practice. And then there’s an even worse discovery—at the kids’ last known destination, a dead body.
While the local police and sheriff’s department comb the county for the missing kids and interview everyone even remotely involved, Aurora and her new husband, true crime writer Robin Crusoe, begin their own investigation. Could the death and kidnappings have anything to do with a group of bullies at the middle school? Is Phillip’s disappearance related to Aurora’s father’s gambling debts? Or is Phillip himself, new to town and an unknown quantity, responsible for taking the other children? But regardless of the reason, as the days go by, the most important questions remain. Are the kids still alive? Who could be concealing them? Where could they be?
With Christmas approaching, Aurora is determined to find her brother…if he’s still alive.
After more than a decade, #1 New York Times bestseller Charlaine Harris finally returns to her fan-favorite Aurora Teagarden series with All the Little Liars, a fabulously fun new mystery.
I am so glad that Charlaine Harris decided to continue the Aurora Teagarden mystery series, and I’m even more glad that she picked up right where she left off. All The Little Liars was an excellent book in a series I highly recommend.
Roe was obviously back, but she didn’t seem quite as sassy as she normally is. Robin is really growing on me, and I can honestly say that Phillip is one of my favorites. I hope he continues to have a part in the series for books to come. Roe’s mother is the only character I wish would appear more. She’s great!
The mystery was good, but it fell short when compared to previous books. The reveal was honestly disappointing, but Ms. Harris did a wonderful job of creating tension throughout the book.
Overall an excellent book, and, if I didn’t have the earlier books in the series to compare it to, it would be easily a five-star read. Highly recommend!