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Review: Dead as a Door Knocker


Title: Dead as a Door Knocker

Series: House-Flipper Mystery #1

Author: Diane Kelly

Release Date: January 29th, 2018

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Synopsis from Goodreads: Meet Whitney Whitaker. A hopeless romantic when it comes to real estate, she knows what it takes to find—and flip—the home of one’s dreams. A fixer-upper is like catnip to Whitney: she can’t resist the challenge of turning an eyesore into a priceless work of art. So when one of her clients decides to liquidate a crumbling property, Whitney seizes the opportunity to purchase it for a song. But soon a curious incident of the cat in the night-time leads to a change in tune. . . Sawdust is the name of Whitney’s cat—of course. Whitney’s passion for gut-renovation may be a mystery to him but one thing Sawdust knows for sure is this: Dead bodies don’t belong in flower beds. So why is there one in this new, albeit old, house? Now it’s up to Whitney, along with the help of hot-and-cold Nashville Police Detective Collin Flynn, to find the truth about what happened before the mortgage property forecloses and Whitney loses her investment. . .and maybe her own life.

My Review: I loved the idea of this book and I am a sucker for cozy mysteries and I adore books that feature home renovations so this book should have been a hit. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t get into it. I found the main character to be annoying and the chapters features the cats point of view seemed pointless to me. I normally don’t mind animal POV’s but this one just had no reason.

*I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*


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