I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Threads of Evidence by Lea Wait
Published by Kensington on August 25th 2015
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Also by this author: Twisted Threads, Thread and Gone, Dangling by a Thread, Tightening the Threads, Thread the Halls
It's hard to imagine anything bad ever happening in picturesque Haven Harbor, Maine--until a famous face rolls into town and unthreads some very dark secrets. . .Angie Curtis and the Mainely Needlepointers are all too familiar with the Gardener estate. The crumbling Victorian mansion, known as "Aurora," has been sitting vacant for nearly twenty-five years--and some say it's haunted by the ghost of Jasmine Gardener, the teenage girl who died there in 1970 under mysterious circumstances... Harbor Haven is abuzz with excitement when Hollywood actress Skye West decides to buy Aurora and sell off its furnishings. And Angie is intrigued when Skye asks her to appraise the estate's sizable collection of needlepoint pictures. But the more she examines the pieces, the more they seem to point toward Jasmine's murder--and the murderer--and it's up to her to stitch the clues together. . .
One black Town Car, one blue Subaru, and a dented red pickup were parked in the driveway of the old Gardener estate.
What I thought of this book
I enjoyed the first book though there was one thing I am not a huge fan of (a preacher who collects Ouija boards), but is not enough to make me not want to read this series. I must say I think I actually liked this one a bit more but it’s probably because of the cold case aspects of the mystery, that and a creepy old house.
Angie is still in Maine working as the director of Mainly Needlepoint and it’s getting close to her grandmothers wedding. She is learning there are a lot more things to do for a wedding than she thought there would be, like a bridal shower.
Sarah calls and says that the new owners of The Gardners house wants her to come and go through it and appraise things (she owns an antique shop), but she wants Angie to come with her because Mrs. Gardner was a needlepointer and they are going to have to see if any can be restored.
There has always been a mystery surrounding the house because of the death of Jasmine Gardner forty-five years ago at a lawn party. The new owner Skye West is an actress but a long time ago she new the Gardners and wants to solve the murder. She said that Mrs. Gardner had figured it out but never had proof and never told her so she took that info to her grave.
When she finds out that Angie use to work for a Private Investigator she ask her to help her talk to some of those that were around back then and help solve the case. The murder is still around and he/she is not happy about someone stirring up old memories.
Threads of Evidence was a good cozy that really kept me guessing who the killer might be as there were several possibilities. I really like the characters in these stories from Angie to the secondary characters. I like the new added characters in this one so I do hope we see more of Patrick and Skye in the next book.
The only problem I had with this book was I thought the author let her drink way to much, I was worried she was going be an alcoholic before the book was over. It just seem like an excess, but it wasn’t anything to deter me from liking the book. I just hope she has Angie cut back on her drinks a bit in the future. (It’s probably cause I don’t drink that this bothers me.)
Other than that little quirk I really enjoyed this cozy and look forward to seeing what is in store for Angie in the next book (secretly hoping she finds herself a boyfriend..like..Patrick..lol) If your a fan of cozies then I think you would like this series!
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Summer COYER