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Sleep Deprived by Therese Heckenkamp: Book Review

**I received a complimentary copy for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

An odd encounter in a cemetery. A baby in need.
Every mom’s worst nightmare.

When sleep deprivation skews her judgment, grieving young mother Mae risks everything to save a baby—only to wind up accused of a crime.

Now her freedom, her marriage, and her life are at stake.

She fights to clear her name, but can’t do it alone. Her husband is the only one she can turn to. But with their relationship crumbling, even he may not be on her side.

Will their struggles rekindle their love, or kill it?

If they don’t work together to overcome past wounds and current danger, Mae might finally end up resting in peace. Permanently.

Riveting read-all-night romantic suspense by an award-winning author.

Sleep Deprived previously appeared in the limited-time novella collection Dangerous Pursuits: 15 Stories From Today's Most Popular Mystery and Suspense Authors.

Born in Australia but raised in the USA as a homeschooled student, Therese has been writing stories since before she could spell. At 18, she completed the first draft of her first published novel. Her books have reached #1 bestseller in various Kindle categories, and she's now the award-winning author of five Christian romance/suspense novels as well as a non-award-winning mother of five energetic kids.

As a busy stay-at-home mom, Therese writes whenever she can manage (and sometimes when she can't). She dreams up new stories mostly at night when the house is—if she's lucky—finally quiet. It's no coincidence her latest novel is called Sleep Deprived.

Her novel After the Thaw is a 2019 TopShelf Magazine first-place winner in Inspirational Fiction, and her novel The Butterfly Recluse is a 2021 Kindle Book Awards semi-finalist in Romance and a 2021 Readers' Favorite bronze medal winner in Contemporary Christian Romance. Therese values her American Christian Fiction Writers membership and looks forward to writing many more books—so long as her kids let her have a coherent thought now and then.

Visit her online at www.ThereseHeckenkamp.com and sign up for her newsletter to keep up to date on new releases. Find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/therese.heckenkamp, and follow her

Therese Heckenkamp is a new to me author, and I was drawn into the unique idea behind this suspenseful story... a grieving, sleep deprived mother makes a poor judgement and finds herself in trouble. Dealing with loss of a child and kidnapping, this was a fast past story that kept me at the edge of my seat. There was almost a bit of a hint that perhaps things were not as they seemed, and I do wonder if that could have been explored a bit more were this a full length novel rather than a novella, but I found the story to be enjoyable nonetheless. While there were many moments that as a reader had me wondering what on earth our main character could be thinking, it certainly does go to show just what grief and sleep deprivation can lead to as well. Overall, a good read and one that fans of Christian suspense are sure to want to check out. 



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