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Friday, July 22, 2016

56) Crowned and Moldering by Kate Carlisle

The Blurb :

When Mac Sullivan—famous thriller writer and Shannon’s new beau—first moved to Lighthouse Cove, California, he bought the historic lighthouse mansion that the town is named after. Mac needs help cleaning up the place, and Shannon is more than happy to get her handywoman hands on the run-down Victorian.

But during demolition, a grisly discovery is made among the debris—the bones of a teenage girl who went missing fifteen years ago. Locals had always assumed Lily Brogan ran away from her difficult life, but it seems her troubles followed her to the grave. If Shannon has any chance of getting her renovation back on track, she’ll need to tackle the cold case. But with new suspects coming out of the woodwork every day, she’ll have to be careful to pry the right secrets and clues from the poor girl’s problematic past…

My Thoughts :

This third installment in the Fixer-Upper Mysteries was another pleasant read.  While the murder mystery plot this time around was a bit of a cold case there was quite a lot going on all over the place to keep things nice and fresh.  A new face appeared and some old stories were told.  It was another lovely visit to Lighthouse Cove.

I really enjoy the concept of this cozy.  The renovation/contractor angle is an interesting one and it isn't too forced.  There are always some nice little bits and pieces mentioned but it isn't too much.  I also really like the characters.  The suspense regarding Shannon's relationships is also keeping me reading.  Actually so much of this series is enjoyable and I can't wait for more.

Lighthouse Cove is a place I would love to visit and Shannon is someone I would love to call a friend.  I am really looking forward to the fourth installment which comes out later this year and I will definitely continue to listen to this series because the narrator does a great job.

Definitely worth reading and one I can recommend listening too.  Also there is a little, tiny paranormal twist.  Don't get your hopes up though!  It is really very very minuscule but it is still there and I like it.

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