An ARC honest review for Lyrical Underground Books via NetGalley.
First in a New Series!
Maggie and Max McDonald, their 2 sons, 2 cats and dog Belle have picked up their roots and moved from a university town , where Max taught, to a small community in the hills of Silicon Valley, where he intends practicing what he taught his students. And Maggie is going to re-set up her ‘Simplicity Itself Organizing Services’ from the house Max was brought up in by his Aunt Kay.
Moving is stressful in its self, but the stress level rises when you discover the house has been vandalised and that there is a dead body at the bottom of you basement stairs!
If that wasn’t bad enough, Max gets called away to the office in Bangalore, India. Leaving Maggie and the boys to cope on their own.
Are the vandalism and death connected? Someone doesn’t want the McDonalds in Orchard View. But can Maggie’s organizing skills sort out the mess?
I really loved this book. Well written and plotted, with a great set of characters.
For professional organizer Maggie McDonald, moving her family into a new home should be the perfect organizational challenge. But murder was definitely not on the to-do list . . .
Maggie McDonald has a penchant for order that isn’t confined to her clients’ closets, kitchens, and sock drawers. As she lays out her plan to transfer her family to the hundred-year-old house her husband, Max, has inherited in the hills above Silicon Valley, she has every expectation for their new life to fall neatly into place. But as the family bounces up the driveway of their new home, she’s shocked to discover the house’s dilapidated condition. When her husband finds the caretaker face-down in their new basement, it’s the detectives who end up moving in. What a mess! While the investigation unravels and the family camps out in a barn, a killer remains at large—exactly the sort of loose end Maggie can’t help but clean up . . .