By Sarah Graves
Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree traded her power-broker existence for a run-down dream condominium in peaceable Eastport, Maine. however the homemade fanatic is studying that irrespective of how rigorously you construct your house, homicide has a manner of slipping in during the cracks….It’s a vibrant June afternoon and old-house-fixer-upper Jake Tiptree is using via downeast Maine on an strange errand. She’s on the point of interview a wide, indignant guy with a felony heritage. Jim Diamond may possibly or will not be harassing his ex-wife with life-threatening letters, yet Jake promised her new housekeeper, Bella Diamond, she’d investigate the problem. An ex-con and a deadbeat, Jim Diamond doesn’t have a heritage of violence…that is, now not until eventually Jake arrives at his residence and discovers killer has been there first.Suddenly Jake and her ally, Ellie White, locate themselves on the middle of a homicide with too many suspects and too few clues. And as though that’s no longer sufficient, Jake is now saddled with the manic Bella, whose simple task that she’ll be the subsequent sufferer is fueling a supercompulsive neatness–one that threatens to scrub Jake and her long-suffering husband, Wade, out of condo and home.Add to moose in her kitchen, a rebellious son with a behavior of dumping pass over correct for omit improper, and a hard ex of her personal, and Jake is already at wit’s finish. Then she will get be aware horde of her dad’s long-lost relations suggest to descend on Eastport, desiring to be submit at her far-from-fixed-up fixer-upper.When the killer does strike back, it’s no longer the place Jake expects…and the sufferer couldn’t be extra of a shock. For this can be a case higher than the standard angry—ex-spouse style, and now that Jake and Ellie have got themselves concerned, they’ve every one gained a distinct position in a ruthless murderer’s grasp plan of greed, deception, and dying. And the prize? a couple of ceaselessly deepest rooms–six ft less than!