Whitney and her cousin Buck are house flippers. One morning, Whitney can’t open the front door of their most recent flip. After entering through the garage, Whitney finds a body Dead in the Doorway. She also finds the former owner’s grandson, Dakota, squatting in the house. Dakota identifies the body as the next door neighbor, Mrs. Dolan. It appears she fell down the split-level house’s stairs. But what was she doing there in the first place? And was her death truly an accident?
Whitney’s cat, Sawdust, is adorable. His love and protectiveness for his owner is sweet. I’m pretty sure my cats love me mostly for my height and opposable thumbs, which allow me to give them their daily cat food can.
Dead in the Doorway is a good cozy mystery that includes many insider house flipper secrets. If you like any of the many flipping shows on tv, you are sure to enjoy this light and gently humorous book too. 3 stars.
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.