A decade after she disappeared, the body of Angie Curtis’ mother is discovered drawing Angie back to her hometown of Harbor Haven, Maine, and to her grandmother, Charlotte, who raised her.
Author Lea Wait tugs at the heartstrings with TWISTED THREADS, the first installment in her Mainely Needlepoint Mystery Series.
Narrator Christina Delaine does a wonderful job giving distinct voices to the Mainers, as well as the outsiders in this story. Her cadence and accents add depth to this tantalizing murder mystery.
Angie returns home when her mother’s body is found in a storage shed freezer. The question now is was she killed by the local baker renting the shed (who passed away a short time ago) or someone else? Seems the good baker had some other secrets he was hiding too.
Meanwhile, Angie is reunited with her grandmother who has started a needlepoint business with several locals calling the enterprise Mainely Needlepointers. More trouble begins when a shady business associate of the group dies suddenly under suspicious circumstances. It appears Angie and Charlotte have the most to gain with the death so they become prime suspects.
Determined to clear their names and find out who really killed her mother, Angie starts to unravel the various threads of truth. The more she searches, the closer she gets to a killer with secrets that could change everything she’s ever though growing up.
The small costal town feel comes alive in the story through the author’s vivid descriptions and eye for details. The close knit community is emphasized as the search for a killer gets underway. The author also explores the pain and uncertainty those touched by unsolved cases may feel.
The story flows smoothly and at a rapid pace. The twists and turns of the story will hold your attention. The characters are well-developed, realistic and fun to follow.
TWISTED THREADS is filled with suspense, mystery, humor, friendship and family loyalty. This is a delightful start to an intriguing new mystery series. You don’t have to enjoy needlepoint to relish this entertaining story.
FTC Full Disclosure – An audio copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I’ve tempted you with this charming mystery. Do you do needlepoint? Do you have pieces of needlepoint in your home that have been passed down through the generations in your family?