MY REVIEW OF All the Little Liars by Charlaine Harris ❤️❤️❤️❤️💔
(This review may contain spoilers)
Official Book Blurb:
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.
I was delighted to learn that Ms. Harris was releasing another Aurora Teagarden mystery and she did not disappoint.
All the Little Liars begins where we left Aurora at the end of Poppy Done to Death; newly discovered pregnant, newly engaged to Robin (they have quickly married before confirming the pregnancy with a doctor and telling their family and friends their happy news), and newly taking guardianship of her half-brother, Phillip.
Ms. Harris expertly directs the reader to look at every angle of the mystery before the final reveal, with plenty of twists and turns along the way. Emotionally, we are swept up in Aurora’s joy, confusion and fears. To add insult to injury, Phil and Betty Jo Teagarden show up on her doorstep to cause even more angst, and forces Robin to show us his angry side. Gotta love a man who defends his woman.
This read is clean, i.e. no gratuitous foul language, sex, or violence. In other words, it is perfectly safe to recommend to my mother.
My only complaint with All the Little Liars is its abrupt ending, and unanswered resolution regarding Phillip’s future living arrangements with Aurora and Robin. The assumption is that he will stay and, my hope, is that we will find the answer in a future book. *crossing my fingers*
My final score for All the Little Liars by Charlaine Harris is 4 ½ hearts. Ms. Harris, I eagerly await your next book!