Sunday, February 6, 2022

Sleep Deprived by Therese Heckenkamp


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.



About The Author


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.

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My Review

This was a very quick read, a novella, but has a big impact! A grieving mother, a cemetery, and evil lurking.
Mae is visiting her infant daughter’s grave in the middle of the night, she is hurting and not able to go on with her life. Now she is really where she needs to be, and in the end save another child, but now the twist comes in this read.
Mae does have faith in God, and we are there to see how this all plays out!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Ivory Tower Press, and was not required to give a positive review.

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