Knockdown

Knockdown

A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery

Book - 2011
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They say you can't go home again--and when it comes to someone with an old score to settle, sometimes you'd better not. That's what Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree discovers when the past she thought she'd laid to rest comes calling at her lovingly restored 1823 Federal-style house in Eastport, Maine. Unfortunately, her old life and her new one are about to collide with deadly consequences. . . .
 
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.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780553807899
9780553593426
Branch Call Number: GRAV
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 25 cm

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merlinsilver
Jun 10, 2016

Good, read a long time ago.

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astrella
Jan 21, 2012

Great series - but I agree with the previous two reviewers.

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lisastitch
Oct 25, 2011

I'll agree with bookfanatic1979. Somebody from her old, bad life comes after Jake, and she has to survive somehow. It's not as satisfying as earlier books in the series.

bookfanatic1979 May 31, 2011

The last couple of entries in this series seem to have focused more on Jake and her trouble than an outside murder to investigate—something I miss from the earlier books in the series. I’m almost to the point where I question whether I want to continue with these books.

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