Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree’s leisurely summer dreams involve rebuilding the front porch of her Maine fixer-upper and shingling the leaky tool shed out back. That’s why she’s hired the avenging angel of household hygiene, Bella Diamond, to keep her house—and her teenage son Sam—in tip-top shape. But when Bella confides in Jake that she’s been receiving death threats, Jake has two choices: find out who is frightening the hapless housekeeper—or risk losing her. With a marauding moose loose in town, a troublesome love triangle occupying Sam, and her estranged relatives about to descend for the Fourth of July—and the upstairs bedroom still unpainted—Jake’s summer is sure to be anything but peaceful. No matter how carefully you remodel your life, murder can take up residence anywhere.
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