An abandoned baby? Really? Ugh.
Yeah, this, the seventh in the Aimee Leduc investigations series just left me cold. From the opening scene, where Aimee gets a mysterious late night call to rush down to the courtyard to discover an abandoned infant I had an uneasy feeling about this book. Aimee inexplicably decides to care for the baby while investigating where she came from, enlisting the help of Rene, her partner. The mystery itself, involving increasingly violent clashes between environmental activists and an oil company was serviceable at best. None of the usual zip and zing in her writing to distract me from the ludicrous baby storyline. I was bummed, as this story was set where she lives in her 17th century apartment and I had hoped to get a better feel of the area. There are 8 more in this series (including the newest one to be released next month), I can only hope that she returns to form because the character of Aimee is truly compelling, as complex as the glorious city she calls home.