Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Review: Sleep Deprived by Therese Heckenkamp

About the Book
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.


What a compelling read! This novella grabbed me from the start and never let go. The suspense just kept building and I couldn't read fast enough. I lost all track of time and ended up finishing it in record time. There was so much packed into this quick read.

I really felt for Mae. She'd recently experienced a heartbreakingly unimaginable loss. She's grieving and hasn't slept in months. Every night she visits the cemetery and on this particular night, she finds herself in a situation that leads to being accused of a crime. The police don't believe her when she tells them what actually happened. Truth be told, it did sound ludicrous, even she admits that. But how can she convince them she's innocent? I was on the edge of my seat wondering how in the world she was gonna get out of the mess she found herself in. The odds were stacked so high against her.

I can't recommend this book highly enough. Any fan of this genre is sure to love it. This was my first time reading anything by this author and I'm excited to check out more from her.

I received an advanced copy of this book and voluntarily reviewed it. All thoughts and comments are my honest opinion.



  1. Maybe if she stopped going to the cemetery every night she'd be less sleep deprived? ;D