On Flashback Fridays I will share with you the books I missed when they were first
released that have been screaming at me from my To-Be-Read bookshelf.
When I say “screaming at me from my To-Be-Read bookshelf” the one actually fell right off the shelf and into my hand last weekend. I am glad it did.
Crowned and Moldering: A Fixer-Upper Mystery
3rd in Series
An Obsidian Mystery (November 3, 2015)
Published by New American Library
An Imprint of Penguin Random House LLC
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
E-Book – ASIN: B00S75OLAA
In the New York Times bestselling Fixer-Upper mysteries, contractor Shannon Hammer can repair even the most distressed building. But clearing out the cobwebs from her current project may distress her… to death.
When Mac Sullivan—famous thriller writer and Shannon’s new beau—first moved to Lighthouse Cove, California, he bought the historic lighthouse mansion that the town is named after. Mac needs help cleaning up the place, and Shannon is more than happy to get her handywoman hands on the run-down Victorian.
But during demolition, a grisly discovery is made among the debris—the bones of a teenage girl who went missing fifteen years ago. Locals had always assumed Lily Brogan ran away from her difficult life, but it seems her troubles followed her to the grave. If Shannon has any chance of getting her renovation back on track, she’ll need to tackle the cold case. But with new suspects coming out of the woodwork every day, she’ll have to be careful to pry the right secrets and clues from the poor girl’s problematic past…
Kate Carlisle has laid out the blueprint for another perfect escape.
Mac Sullivan has purchased what I would call my dream home. The many rooms, the hiding holes, the staircase, and the view. I would love to own a home like that. I would even take finding the dead body as long as it was someone I didn’t know 🙂 The author’s attention to detail is just amazing. She knows how to set the scene with words so we can see everything so clearly.
The plot is very clever, a teenage girl who everyone thought had run away, found in a house so nearby. Her brother never gave up trying to find her and it was heartbreaking to read his feelings and thoughts when she is found. Shannon, our fantastic protag really wants to get at her renovation but first she needs to know what happened in this house 15 years age. There seems to be suspects galore.
Mac and Shannon are growing closer but she still is holding back. A visitor to Lighthouse Cove sheds new light on Mac’s life and his family. Another former resident returns to drum up trouble and Shannon is blessed to have Mac, her friends and family to lean on.
Ms. Carlisle has built a wonderful series, in her Fixer-Upper Mysteries. I have loved everyone and look forward to reading Deck the Hallways as I get ready for the holiday season.
Read more about Kate and the Fixer-Upper Mysteries at www.KateCarlisle.com!
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