A High-End Finish – Kate Carlisle

5/5 Home Renovations

On The Back:

In the seaside town of Lighthouse Cove in northern California, everyone knows the best man for the job is actually a woman—contractor Shannon Hammer. But while Shannon can do wonders with a power drill and a little elbow grease, she’s about to discover that some problems aren’t so easily fixed….

Shannon’s home-renovation and repair business is booming, but her love life needs work. On a blind date with real estate agent Jerry Saxton, she has to whip out a pair of pliers to keep Jerry from getting too hands on. Shannon is happy to put her rotten date behind her, but when Jerry’s found dead in a run-down Victorian home that she’s been hired to restore, the town’s attractive new police chief suspects that her threats may have laid the foundation for murder.

Determined to clear her name, Shannon conducts her own investigation—with the help of her four best friends, her eccentric father, a nosy neighbor or two, and a handsome crime writer who’s just moved to town. But as they get closer to prying out the murderer’s identity, Shannon is viciously attacked. Now she’ll have to nail down the truth—or end up in permanent foreclosure.…

My Thoughts:

I’ve wanted to read this book for awhile, it was one of the priorities on my tbr list and so when I finally got it I was ecstatic, and I can honestly say that I wasn’t let down.

The MC was extremely likeable, and unlike the protagonist in many other cozy mystery series you actually saw her doing work during the book. It was a refreshing change. The rest of the characters were also great, but the author seems to be setting up a love triangle. Let’s hope that gets dropped.

Really there’s nothing bad in this book. The chapters were a bit long but besides that a great mystery, setting,a nc characters. I can’t wait to read the next one!


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