A Face at the Window (Home Repair Is Homicide Series #12)

A Face at the Window (Home Repair Is Homicide Series #12)

by Sarah Graves
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A Face at the Window (Home Repair Is Homicide Series #12) by Sarah Graves

It starts with a phone call that reopens a painful chapter in Jake Tiptree’s past. After years of delay, the man who murdered Jake’s mother is finally scheduled to stand trial—until he vanishes into thin air. Maybe the only thing worse about Ozzie Campbell’s disappearing is that Jake has a terrible foreboding of just where he’ll turn up next. With her family away, Jake had hoped to savor a few days of unaccustomed solitude. Now, without warning, her cozy, well-loved home in Eastport, Maine, seems more like a death trap ready to snap shut. Suddenly Jake feels that her house—and her life—has far too many windows. And in any one of them she might see the face of her killer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553591125
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/24/2009
Series: Home Repair Is Homicide Series , #12
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 171,672
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.98(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

Sarah Graves lives with her husband in Eastport, Maine, where her mystery novels are set. She is currently working on her twelfth Home Repair Is Homicide novel.

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Face at the Window (Home Repair Is Homicide Series #12) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Basta4love More than 1 year ago
This is Sarah Graves's best book yet. I could not put it down. I love Jacobia, her family and friends. The main characters face the same real life issues that we all do, yet are so likeable you want them in your every day life. And the "who done it" aspect keeps you enthralled. When I am finished reading a good book, I am always blue. I was very blue when I finished this book because it will be sometime before I can share Jacobia's life again as I have to wait for Ms. Grave's novel to be released. Happy Reading.
avidreader64 More than 1 year ago
I find her books to be interesting reading material. She is not what I would characterize as a mystery writer in the same group as perhaps Mary Higgins Clark, James Patterson but find her books easy to read and can get through them pretty quickly once I start reading, I do enjoy her books and read each one as they come out.
IDTHEPERP More than 1 year ago
Another interesting addition to this series. Many angles to this series. Living in rural Maine, home repairs, and a mystery to resolve.
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also-anne More than 1 year ago
a worthy addition to the series; full of suspense. always a few good repair tips.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree, who resides in Eastport, Maine, feels very uneasy after her father was decades on the run as a fugitive. Her father was exonerated from killing his wife because a bomber made a deathbed confession stating he was there and Jake¿s father did not kill his wife. The only other adult in the house at the time of the murder was Ozzie Campbell, who loved Jake¿s late mom. Jake was three years old when the tragedy destroyed her home; a trauma that she witnessed and remembers in great detail though she never saw the killer¿s face. The horrific events haunt her decades later as she can still vividly see what happened.

After Jake give her witness impact statement to the ADA that should close the case, he forwards it to Campbell¿s defense lawyer. Right after that Campbell vanishes and Jake fears he is coming to get her. Jake is extra concerned because she is watching her best friend¿s toddler Lee while the woman and her husband are in Europe. Her paranoia is warranted when apparently Campbell has two thugs working for him snatch Lee and her teenage babysitter, Helen. He calls Jake telling her to meet him if she wants the kid back alive. While Campbell and Jake play cat and mouse, Helen tries to escape and get help..

Even though a recurring part of the series, the household tips seem a bit out of place in this gritty thriller filled with evil villains who have no qualms about killing an innocent young child and two courageous heroines trying to save the toddlers life and that of their own. From the onset Jake feels someone stalking her, watching her, and waiting to attack. She cannot get the authorities to understand Campbell is coming for her although she no idea why; no one believes her until three females including her are in jeopardy. Sarah Graves¿ latest thriller is much darker than usual but even more exhilarating as Campbell¿s obsessed purpose becomes clear to the reader while Jake¿s sense of hopelessness of saving the teen and the tot grows with each step she takes.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read the entire series and have enjoyed the characters. That is why it's such a mystery to me that Sarah Graves didn't include them in this book. She sent them all packing and just had Jake endure a series of unbelievably viotlent events that no one could possibly survive. Bring back the regulars and and tone down the violence!
TXsmith More than 1 year ago
I have read every book in this series, and I was not thrilled with A Face at the Window - and the title means nothing in context to the plot of the book. It was a little too dark for Jake and Ellie's usual sleuthing - and most of the usual cast of characters are absent. As a 'revenge' plot, it left something to be desired as the evil bad guy and Jake only have a few pages together at the end. It would have been a better twist to have Jake kidnapped, instead of Lee, which didn't make much sense. Why not kidnap her own son, instead of the daughter of a friend? As always, Sarah Graves' writing is wonderful, but this book fell a bit short.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have enjoyed this series until this one, I will try the next one with hopes that she gets back to prior books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read every book in this series. This was off of her normal genre, and a disappointment. And I was actually so disappointed, I didn't finish the book. I want her to go back to the way the other one's were.