A High-End Finish

A Fixer-Upper Mystery, #1

Shannon Hammer has a great reputation, within her quaint little town of Lighthouse Cove, California, as being one of the best local contractors in the home-renovation industry. She’s able to fix virtually anything that needs renovation, but when a dead body shows up on her latest job site, she has no idea how to fix her now tarnished reputation because the town is labeling her a murderer. She’ll stop at nothing to clear her name, even if that means she has to start her own investigation to find the truth. Is Shannon finally cleared of the murder charges?

This was a wonderful start to this new fixer-upper mystery series. I really enjoyed Ms. Carlisle’s characters and wanted Shannon to clear her name as soon as possible. Everything hinged on her being cleared of murder charges and the author knew how to keep me glued to my seat the entire time I was reading the story. I felt Shannon had such bad luck, that no matter how hard she tried clearing her name, it just dug her deeper into the pending murder investigation. If you love quaint little town murder mysteries, than this is one you should definitely look into. I highly recommend it and I eagerly look forward to reading the future books in this fun series.

Book Blurb for A High-End Finish

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.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2014 5.00