Twisted Threads by Lea Wait is the first book in the new “Mainely Needlepoint” mystery series. Publisher: Kensington, January 2015
Returning to the quaint coastal town of Harbor Haven, Maine—a place she once called home—Angie Curtis finds her memories aren’t all quite pleasant ones. . .
After leaving a decade ago, Angie has been called back to Harbor Haven by her grandmother, Charlotte, who raised her following her mother’s disappearance when she was a child. Her mother has been found, and now the question of her whereabouts has sadly become the mystery of her murder.
The bright spot in Angie’s homecoming is reuniting with Charlotte, who has started her own needlepointing business with a group called Mainely Needlepointers. But when a shady business associate of the stitchers dies suddenly under suspicious circumstances, Charlotte and Angie become suspects. As Angie starts to weave together clues, she discovers that this new murder may have ties to her own mother’s cold case. . .
Loved it. Where else will you find a daughter who comes home to find a mother lost many years ago only to discover that she was murdered? With a powerful first line, this drama with all its charm pulled me in and I felt every emotion that Angie felt as she took on the role of solving not one, but two murders. Expertly written by the author with a comfortable tone and a slew of suspects, it was quite enjoyable watching all the pieces come together as long buried secrets played a role in her mother’s murder. Splendidly executed with great dialogue and a marvelous cast of characters led by Angie and her grandmother, this was a great read and I can’t wait for the next book in this terrific series.
previously posted on the Cozy Chicks blog