Narrated by Kate Rudd
Karen Robards has written some of my favorite books and I count her as a favorite author. Sadly, those juicy books that stir my blood were written a long time ago.
Sleepwalker is romantic suspense that is lackluster in the romance department and short on suspense. It has elements of romantic comedy that aren’t all that comedic. I can think of dozens of contemporary books with cute bickering couples that are more entertaining. Nevertheless, we have Detroit detective Micayla Lange known as Mick Lange (which sounds amazingly close to the heroine’s name in Moning’s Fever series when read aloud) hooking up with professional thief Jason Davis when he bungles an attempted burglary where Mick is housesitting. The two go on the road together for an incredibly contrived reason where they bicker until they fall in love and then bicker some more. And while I’m talking about contrivances, police detective Mick is the last person on earth to figure out that her beloved Uncle Nicco is a mobster. Sorry if that’s a spoiler, but the clues were so hard to miss that I assume most readers would have gotten it.
Narrator Kate Rudd is fine. She didn’t detract from Sleepwalker, nor did she enhance it. Honestly, it’s 24 hours later and I can’t remember much. You could say I sleepwalked through it.