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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (304 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Graves Narrator: Lindsay Ellison Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Home Repair is Homicide Mysteries Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781611205909
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Jake is deep in her latest home improvement project: repainting a porch, when she notices the man repeatedly biking past her house. His face is unsettlingly familiar, but his chilling message seems inexplicable: Blood shows up again. Murder will out.

If it’s a prank, it’s an ugly one, and so is the anonymous email warning her to beware the Fourth of July, just two days away. Back in her days as a hotshot financial manager she did business with plenty of shady characters, but she’s still baffled as to the identity of her nemesis, until she receives a photo of a murdered man.

Now Jake knows what, and whom, she’s up against. But knowing her enemy is no guarantee that she can escape the grim payoff he has in store for her. From home invasion to kidnapping, this twisted killer is slowly but surely plotting a knockdown with not just Jake but the entire town of Eastport at its explosive center. And no one can predict when or where the shockingly deadly finale will occur.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Memorable characters and helpful household tips enhance a dark cozy that will keep the reader turning the pages until the surprising and dramatic conclusion.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb Foerst | 2/19/2014

    " Enjoyable home repair mystery with Jake once again besieged by her past. This series is set in a small town in Maine. A great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amelia-Irene | 2/18/2014

    " This is the 13th or 14th book in the Home Repair is Homicide series. It would have been more like a Halloween scary story then a 4th of July one, but it still gives you a chill. It wasn't just done from Jake's point of view, but also from the murderer's twisted point of view. Interesting story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda Allen | 2/17/2014

    " I read one more in this series and wasn't too sure I liked it either. It was alright. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Klanderson | 2/12/2014

    " As the 14th in the series, this was a good read. She has better books, but Sarah seems to be exploring the darker side of homicide and not as much home repair! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 2/6/2014

    " This one was a little slow and only had the one story line to follow. Ending seemed too predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Areej | 2/2/2014

    " I picked this book up randomly, not having prior knowledge that it was a series book, I just thought the plot was interesting so I took it. I'm sad to say i found it disappointing, and it just wasn't able to capture my attention for a few reasons. First of all, it was way longer than it needed to be, it took so long to get to the freaking point! Secondly, I think the author focused way too much on unimportant little details, pretty sure 1/3 of the book was just about mixing concrete and painting the front porch, who cares? Thirdly, the entire story was just too predictable, you know who the antagonist is from the very beginning, and you get to read from his point of view, so you know what he plans to do, where was the suspense? Plus the characters were just way too nonchalant about the entire situation. I thought the ending was the most interesting, where there was finally some action and a few questions answered. The writing was okay but it didn't make up for the boredom it provoked, I fell asleep once while reading it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mrs. Dolin | 1/12/2014

    " Very dark and not an enjoyable read. That being said I had to finish it to see how it ended. I prefer Graves' older more lighthearted stuff. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rosanne Vogel | 1/12/2014

    " I only read this series because the books are set in Eastport, Maine, a lovely isolated area. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/5/2014

    " This is another great entry in the Home Repair is Homicide series. It takes place in a great setting with well-developed characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 1/2/2014

    " Super story. This is a great series. If you haven't started reading them, check them out! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 11/26/2013

    " Not thumbs up, not thumbs down. Just meh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 11/20/2013

    " Suspenseful but kind of scary. A little more edgy than the usual Sarah Graves mystery. The bad guy was too creepy for my taste. Fut it did keep me reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 11/11/2013

    " Perhaps implausible, but definitely enjoyable. I love this author, and this was another fun book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosemary | 11/5/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. I think, however, that Sarah Graves has knocked herself out of the cozy mystery genre. Just don't know where to put her. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana Bringardner | 11/4/2013

    " Couldn't finish - not the usual excellence from Sarah Graves "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie Angel | 9/4/2013

    " ok, but no longer cozy--she's crossed the line into thriller. preferred the earlier ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 BethAnn | 7/20/2013

    " This was a very quick read. If you ever read Diane Mott Davidson's books, this is along the same lines except with a house fixer upper instead of a chef. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 5/6/2013

    " One of the scariest Sarah Graves I've ever read ... almost to the point of not being in the "cozy" category any more. Nonetheless, I will still eagerly anticipate reading the next in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 2/12/2013

    " A good mystery but since I skipped all the child abuse references, I actually only read about 2/3 of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristy | 2/9/2013

    " Seemed to be geographically relevant. Enjoyed the character dialogue. However, it dragged on in the middle. I felt that as it reached the climax, there were a few actions of characters that seemed less than believable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane Felci | 7/5/2012

    " I enjoyed this book very much. Even though this is fiction you realizie that a lot of "sick" people are out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori B | 4/27/2012

    " Fast read. Love the setting and characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 lynn | 4/1/2012

    " a mystery..not to waste time reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janette | 3/5/2012

    " I keep reading her books because they are fun and quirky with some mystery that always works out ok. This one however was more creepy than usual and was not my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 2/27/2012

    " I like Maine. This series takes place there. This is the most gruesome one of the series. I enjoyed the earlier ones more, but I will read the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 2/10/2012

    " I always love her stories but felt like I missed part of the storyline on this one. I'm not sure why they were doing home repairs and boat anchors, didn't feel part of the story . It wasn't as smooth as others . "

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About the Author
Author Sarah Graves

Sarah Graves lives with her husband in Eastport, Maine, in the 1823 Federal-style house that helped inspire her books. This series and the author’s real-life experience have been featured in House & Garden and USA Today.

About the Narrator

Lindsay Ellison is a narrator, producer, director, editor, performer, teacher, and a published and recorded songwriter and poet. She has narrated hundreds of audiobooks for the Library of Congress and the Perkins School for the Blind. She is an improvisational storyteller and a spokesperson for art and literacy on several New England television stations, and she coaches the art of narration nationally.