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.Twisted Threads by Lea Wait
Genres: Cozy, Mystery
Published by Kensington Books on Jan. 6th, 2014
Also by this author: Threads of Evidence, Thread and Gone, Dangling by a Thread, Tightening the Threads, Thread the Halls, Thread Herrings , Thread on Arrival
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…
So I have totally went on a cozy mystery rampage (been told that sounds like an oxymoron..lol), it just means I have downloaded lots of cozy lately. Twisted Thread is my first book by Lea Wait and even though I had one problem with the book I will continue the series as it was really good.
What I thought of this book.
Angie’s mom disappeared a long time ago when she was nine years old. There was a lot of rumors to what happened but pretty much everyone thought she ran off. Angie moved from Haven Harbor to Arizona and works with a Private Investigator, but now her Gram is calling her home. They found her mother dead in a freezer.
Angie comes home to find her Gram has changed a little, she has a cat, a boyfriend and a new business. Mainly Needlepoint started off small as Gram would do needlepoint projects for the local stores to sell during the tourist season and then it picked up from there. A man approached her, Jacques Lattimore, about selling on a broader scale to high end clients and so when things go foul she has a few unhappy needlepointers.
Angie agrees to help her Gram find Lattimore and she does and then during a meeting with all the needlepointers he dies. Was it one of the needlepointers or did it happen before she nabbed him and brought him here. Knowing that she and her Gram could be suspects she tries to figure out who might have wanted him dead.
For the most part I enjoyed Twisted Threads, the characters are interesting and it will be fun to get to know them all more as the series progresses. Angie, has to deal with the fact that her mother has been found dead and it sort of closes that hole inside of not knowing. At least they know she didn’t run off and abandon them. Gram is a sweet order lady and I thought it was cute that she had a boyfriend.
I kind of liked the fact that there was no romance involved in this nor a budding one. The detective involved even though they went to school together and Angie seems to have a crush on him, is married. There was another officer involved and mentions of him being nice looking but nothing went anywhere with that, not that it might not change in future installments.
The one thing that really bothered me with this book has more to do with my religious beliefs more than a horrible plot line. The minister has a collection of Ouija boards and he even uses them on occasion. When Angie ask about it they use it to try and see who killed Lattimore. It just so turned me off because I personally don’t like those things but I have always been taught they are bad. I can handle it being a regular person that is using it, but NOT a minister, that is just totally wrong and I didn’t like it.
Other than that I really enjoyed this mystery and will check out the next one in the series. If you are into cozy mysteries then you will find this one enjoyable and I would recommend it.
Reading Challenge: COYER