Cara reviewed The Cradle Robbers (Mommy Track #6) on
This is not the strongest book in the series. It seemed like there was less plot and more review of the main character. It's a quick read, but not a great read, though I really like the previous books.
Juliet Applebaum, mother of three and private eye, is chasing down a baby whose mother was in jail at time of birth. An agency who assisted in the disappearance is suspect - and then the mother is murdered. Lots of "motherly" details.
Ayelet Waldman is in top form with "The Cradle Robbers," her 6th in the "Mommy-Track" mystery series.
Los Angeles-based Juliet Applebaum is the harried mother of three young children, including a four-month-old baby girl whom she nurses day and night. In another life, Juliet was a graduate of Harvard Law School and a federal public defender who routinely crushed lying witnesses with her aggressive cross-examination. Now, she is a rumpled and exhausted mother who can barely keep her eyes open. Juliet is filled with self-loathing, not just because she is a terrible housekeeper, but also because she neglects Peter, her long-suffering screenwriter husband. To make matters worse, Juliet's job as a part-time investigator is far from lucrative. Business is bad and promises to get no better anytime soon.