Savvy entrepreneur Cara Mia Delgatto is eager to create a new life for herself. <-/b>
(Previously published as TEAR DOWN AND DIE: Book #1 in the Cara Mia Delgatto Mystery Series )
She’s ready for a new adventure after her parents died within six months of each other and her son went off for college. A road trip leads to her grandfather’s home on the picturesque Treasure Coast of Florida, where she impulsively snaps up a “tear down,” a building scheduled for the wrecking ball–only to discover it’s already occupied by a fresh corpse.
While Detective Lou Murray tries to nail the killer to the wall, Cara Mia enlists the help of two new friends to open a store specializing in one-of-a-kind, recycled, and repurposed items. But before she can get down to brass tacks, Cara Mia needs to help Lou figure out “whodunit,” because she’s been painted into the picture as one of the prime suspects.
To make matters more complicated, tensions are building with Cooper Rivers, an old boyfriend. Cara Mia wonders whether her second chance at love will pan out–or if her carefully constructed fantasies will lead her to a new life behind bars.