Murder of a Sleeping Beauty is the third book in the Scumble River mysteries by Denise Swanson. School psychologist Skye Denison discovers the body of one of the most popular girls in school, in the school auditorium. Skye’s discovering the body makes her want to help find out what happened to the young woman, but the trauma of the death of a student also gives her a lot of work counseling students and teachers at the schools. In this book, we get a glimpse of what a school psychologist has to do when there is a crisis at the school. This book also gives us a glimpse of beauty pageants, and not really a flattering look at pageants.
Skye’s ability to investigate the student’s murder isn’t only hampered by the extra workload that trauma counseling has added to her plate. Skye is also on the outs with both the chief of police and Simon, both of whom helped her a lot in the past. Luckily she has the help of her mom, and her godfather Charlie.
I’ve really been enjoying the Scumble River mysteries so far, and I do plan on reading more of the series, although I have taken a bit of a break from them to avoid burnout.
I’m going to give Murder of a Sleeping Beauty by Denise Swanson, 2 bookmarks.