Shannon Hammer has a new client. He’s a billionaire named
Rafe Nash. Rafe has plans to repurpose the old Jenkins farm
into a modernized property powered by the solar panels he had
invented before he left the business in the hands of his long-time
business partner, Dillon Charles.
Rafe’s pockets are so deep that money is no object. However,
he wants the house entirely done in for the Future Global Survival
Conference he will host in Lighthouse Cove in eight short months.
An Ecosphere is also part of the job, and the logistics involved
in building a concrete vertical garden tower are complicated.
Rafe is not only a client to Shannon. He’s become a friend
-- a friend engaged to Shannon’s dear friend, Marigold.
Shannon took the reins at Hammer Construction when her father
retired five years ago. This was to be a very big job, but she’s
confident that her crew can handle it. The work progresses as
planned, and everything is good to go until Rafe’s former
business partner shows up and intends to bully Rafe into coming
back to their company.
At the start of the conference events, Shannon’s crew
will be raising the new barn for everyone to see. As the momentum
builds, a woman screams. Dillon Charles has been murdered and
his body left under a pile of lumber. While many people disliked
Dillon, Rafe becomes the prime suspect. Shannon’s sleuthing
skills kick into high gear to clear Rafe’s name and find
the real killer before anyone else is hurt. Will she solve the
mystery in time?
I am always thrilled when there is a new Kate Carlisle book
because I know I’m in for a treat. This series gets better
and better. The relationships between Shannon and her father
and Mac and her friends continue to deepen with each book. It
is not an easy job to write a mystery series that stands out
amidst so many others, but Kate Carlisle continues to excel
at her craft.
Shot Through The Hearth is a great read that will grab your
attention and keep you guessing. It’s fine as a standalone,
but I think once you’ve read it you will want to read
the previous books in the series. Fans of the series won’t
be disappointed. This is another winner by the New York Times
Best-Selling Author, who is one of my favorite contemporary
of previous titles in this series:
in the Works
Reviewers Notes: Kate Carlisle
also writes the Bibliophile Mysteries