the home-wreckers by mary kay andrews

Your next beach read is here courtesy of Mary Kay Andrews.

Hattie Kavanaugh has been a widow for seven years. Her husband died young and tragically. It’s left Hattie with some emotional baggage and guilt. Hattie has gone to work with her father-in-law, Tug, and her best friend Cass, flipping houses. And she is good at it.

She loves saving Savannah’s beautiful old homes and has not heeded Tug’s advice to never fall in love with a house! She fell in love with one that didn’t have a chance and has felt guilty about it ever since. Now she is on a mission to find a house and recoup their losses.

Mo is on a mission to find a new angle for a home television reality show about flipping. He offers her a show to help with expenses if she can get a house. Pawning her ring, calling her dad, Hattie is going to get that little beach house on Tybee!

The only catch is the company chooses the designer. Trae may look good for the camera but he is about as deep as a thimble. Once they begin things go from bad to worse and it’s looking as if someone doesn’t want them here at all.

While the network wants them to have a love angle as well, Hattie isn’t buying that. She would rather have the producer, Mo. With time running out on the rehab a body turns up. Great. What has Hattie gotten herself into?

If anyone can write a book about fixing up houses it is MKA. I don’t know how she does it but she is always fixing up something. This was a great take on the reality genre and the ugly side of that. It’s also a murder mystery which I loved.

NetGalley/ May 3rd, 2022 by St. Martin’s Press

4 responses to “the home-wreckers by mary kay andrews”

  1. Wow, I didn’t realize this was a murder mystery. Thanks for the review! I think I’d also like the fixer upper element. I’ve never read a MKA book. I might enjoy this one. 🙂

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    1. I liked the home fixer upper information!

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  2. Great review, Patty. I loved the mix of genres in this book, and Hattie was such a great character.

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