Review of A Wrench in the Works

December 11, 2018 Book Reviews 5

Review of A Wrench in the Works

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

A Wrench in the Works by Kate Carlisle
Published by Berkley Books on November 6, 2018
Pages: 213
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

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Contractor Shannon Hammer has to dig through murder suspects in the latest Fixer-Upper Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Eaves of Destruction and Once Upon a Spine.
Don't miss the Hallmark Movies & Mystery Originals starring Jewel, based on the Fixer-Upper Mystery series!
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?

Also by this author: Eaves of Destruction, Once Upon a Spine

Here is what I thought

The Only cozy series that I felt okay with just jumping into the series since I had been watching the Hallmark version and thought I wouldn’t be to lost. 🙂 Not that it’s the same as the show as some of the names are players are different but the main people are easy to pick out even with different names.

I first jumped in on book #5 so jumping into book #6 was a lot easier and just as much fun!

Shannon  and her sister Chloe are both contractors with one big difference, Chloe works on TV. She is now bringing that TV show to her hometown and wants Shannon to work on the episode with her. Shannon is excited to work with her sister as she doesn’t get to see her very much (which is explained in the story) but she is nervous about being on TV.

Then the producer ends up dead and Shannon’s sister had had a huge argument with the lady so some things are pointing to her. Of course, Shannon doesn’t think that her sister had anything to do with the murder so she does some snooping around to see if she can come up with a killer.

I really like the characters in this series. I love Shannon and Mac and think they make a cute couple and different from most cozy series and Mac is a ex-military turned thriller writer. I really need to dig into the first four from this series and get all caught up on everything!

It had a really good mystery and the author did a great job of making you second guess yourself when you thought you knew who the killer was!

Recommend for those who love cozies!

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