Skye Dennison has a hunk remodeling her old house. He is not very reliable especially after he is murdered. One more of the Scumble River series.
Enjoyed the mystery. I like seeing the progression of the characters.
Skye has inherited a house from an elderly women (killed in the last book); the house is in need of repair so she hires a contractor, after checking references. Turns out he is not a good contractor, so the people who gave her the references lied - did he have something on them??? When he turns up dead, things get real messy, real fast. So does Skye's love life....she has broken up with Simon, Wally has made his move.....who will she pick? Another winner in the series! I love Skye and her family.
Eighth book in the Scumble River mystery series. This story finds school psychologist Skye Denison settling into the old house which she inherited from Alma Griggs. Of course, the house needs a LOT of work, so Skye has hired a remodelling contractor named Beau Hamilton to make the necessary repairs. Skye isn't at all happy with Beau's progress on the house remodelling, though, and then she returns to her home on a Friday evening only to discover a mortally wounded Beau Hamilton unconscious in a boat tied to her dock. When Beau is pronounced dead, Skye quickly finds herself as Sheriff Peterson's number one suspect in his murder.
In addition to trying to clear herself of Beau's murder, as always Skye has a very busy and complicated personal life which adds to the enjoyable story line. In the previous book, Skye and her boyfriend Simon Reid had called it quits, and now Skye is dating Scumble River police chief Wally Boyd. Only Skye and Simon's mothers are both scheming to bring Skye and Simon back together again. Also, Skye's beloved cat Bingo has gone missing, and Skye contines to search for him in the woods surrounding her house. And Skye's brother Vince has a secret that he won't even share with Skye. These mysteries are further compounded by mysterious break-ins to Skye's house, where she can tell that someone has been in the house but nothing appears to be stolen. All these story lines are nicely tied together in the conclusion to this well-crafted mystery.