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Review: A Wrench in the Works


Title: A Wrench in the Works

Series: Fixer-Upper Mystery#6

Author: Kate Carlisle

Release Date: November 6th, 2018

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Synopsis from Goodreads: Shannon Hammer's younger sister Chloe left Lighthouse Cove after high school to make it big in Hollywood. And she did it! For several years now, Chloe has been the co-host of a popular home repair show on the Do-It-Yourself Network. Now, after ten years, Chloe returns to Lighthouse Cove with her crew and co-host to film several shows featuring her sister Shannon, along with some special mini-segments on Victorian style and design. But Shannon realizes quickly that things are not exactly blissful in TV land. Her sister's handsome co-host is being stalked by someone who turns out to be his estranged wife, Erica--who also happens to be the executive producer of the show. Erica's got a knack for stirring up sticky situations and when she's found dead, Chloe and the entire crew are under suspicion. Shannon soon discovers the real reason why Chloe was so eager to move away from Lighthouse Cove all those years ago. Can Shannon figure out if that ten-year-old secret is connected to Erica's death? And can she track down the real killer before her beloved sister becomes the next victim?

My Review: This was another great edition to the series! This time things get shook up with the arrival of Shannon’s sister and it was fun to have that, plus an HGTV-esq show, in the mix. Chloe is a great character and she and Shannon work well sharing the leading role. I love all the home improvement aspects of this book, and the entire series. If you like to watch home improvement shows and read mysteries, then this series should be a great fit! While I enjoyed the story, I did feel a few scenes weren’t really believable and there were a few too many characters floating around. I also didn’t like a few of the characters. Other than that it was a great read.

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

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