Charming characters in a unique setting enliven A Wrench in the Works, the sixth Fixer-Upper Mystery.
Sisters Shannon and Chloe grew up working in their dad’s construction company. Shannon took over her dad’s company when he retired. Chloe moved to Hollywood and stars in a fixer-upper show.
Chloe decides to go back to her hometown to film a season of her show with the help of her sister’s construction team. When someone on the production is killed and Chloe is threatened, Shannon investigates.
Despite being part of a series, A Wrench in the Works works well as a stand-alone. The characters and their relationships are genuine. Setting the mystery behind the scenes on an HGTV-type show is innovative. I would have liked the puzzle to be slightly harder to solve. However, I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
A Wrench in the Works is recommended to cozy readers looking for endearing characters in an unusual setting. 4 stars!
Thanks to the publisher, Berkley Mystery, and NetGalley for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.