The Big Nap

The Big Nap

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
A former public defender, stay-at-home mom Juliet Applebaum is plunged back into a world of crime when her newborn son's babysitter, a lovely young Chasidic woman, mysteriously vanishes without a trace.

Blackwell North Amer
Ever since her four-month-old son was born, Juliet hasn't slept for more than fifteen minutes at a stretch. (Has she given birth to some sort of mutant vampire? She's beginning to wonder.) It's been ages since she took her three-year-old daughter to the park. (Just one more reason why she's a front-runner for the "Worst Mother of the Year" award.) Her workaholic husband is spending way too much time with his perky, oh-so-pretty producing partner. (Juliet's sure her own post-pregnancy pounds are at least partly to blame.) She's started answering the door topless. (Don't even ask.) And now her son's babysitter - a beautiful young Hasidic woman - has vanished.
Juliet can't help wondering if Fraydle was fleeing something even scarier than her screaming, squalling charge. Like her upcoming arranged marriage, maybe? It's certainly possible. Especially since Juliet saw her furtively chatting with a non-Hasidic man shortly before she disappeared. Or perhaps something much more sinister has occurred. Why else would Fraydle's family be so reluctant to call in the police? To find out the truth, Juliet, with her overtired kids in tow, will have to travel from her havoc-filled home in Los Angeles to a Hasidic enclave in Brooklyn. In search of answers. In pursuit of justice. And in desperate need of a big, long nap.

Baker
& Taylor

A former public defender, stay-at-home mom Juliet Applebaum is plunged back into a world of crime when her newborn son's babysitter, a lovely young Chasidic woman, mysteriously vanishes without a trace. By the author of Nursery Crimes.

Publisher: New York : Berkeley Prime Crime, c2001
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ISBN: 9780425179499
0425179494
Branch Call Number: F WAL
Characteristics: 227 p. ; 22 cm

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avratt
Oct 02, 2015

Disappointing. Only reason I finished it is that it was an easy read. Spends the whole book obsessing about the Hasidic Jewish community and in the end the climax has nothing to do with them. Could have been ant group of people. Add to it that it ends up there was no real crime (murder). Will not be eagerly looking for her other titles. I only looked her up as she is married to Michael Chabon.

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