The Homewreckers: A Novel (Hardcover)
Summer begins with Mary Kay Andrews, in this delightful summer read about flipping houses, and finding true love.
"Andrews (The Newcomer) sparkles in this fast-paced tale. Andrews’s fans will eat this up." —Publishers Weekly
"A fun story with twists and turns that will appeal to romantics and cold-case fans alike." —Kirkus
Hattie Kavanaugh went to work restoring homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen, married the boss’s son at twenty, and became a widow at twenty-five. Now, she’s passionate about her work, but that’s the only passion in her life. “Never love something that can’t love you back,” is advice her father-in-law gives her, but Hattie doesn’t follow it and falls head-over-heels for a money pit of a house. She’s determined to make it work, but disaster after disaster occurs, and Hattie’s dream might cost Kavanaugh & Son their livelihood. Hattie needs money, and fast.
When a slick Hollywood producer shows up in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: star in a beach house renovation reality show called The Homewreckers, cast against a male lead who may be a love interest, or may be the ultimate antagonist. Soon, there’s more at stake than bad pipes and dry rot: during the demolition, evidence comes to light that points to the mysterious disappearance of a young wife and mother years before.
With a burned out detective investigating the case, an arsonist on the loose, two men playing with her emotions, and layers upon layers of vintage wallpaper causing havoc, it's a question of who will flip, who will flop, and if Hattie will ever get her happily-ever-after.
“Mary Kay Andrews is the queen of beach reads. This one combines our love of romance, HGTV shows, and murder mysteries. What more could you want?” --CountryLiving.com
"Andrews' latest, after The Newcomer (2021), is a frothy combination of a hectic old-house-renovation story and a cozy mystery with a hint of romance centered around a likable heroine who has been holding too many feelings at bay. A perfect summer escape." --Booklist
"Andrews (The Newcomer) sparkles in this fast-paced tale. Andrews’s fans will eat this up." --Publishers Weekly
"A fun story with twists and turns that will appeal to romantics and cold-case fans alike." --Kirkus
“Mary Kay Andrews has done it again” -- Mystery & Suspense
“Seamlessly combines romance and mystery” -- PopSugar
“Imagine if HGTV and a murder mystery met, fell in love and unexpectedly produced a rom-com.” -- E! Online
"Bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews has penned 26 novels with heartfelt plots-- and her latest follows suit." --Woman's World
“Oh, just bring us the beach chair and fancy umbrella drink now. We’re in.” --CNN.com