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. . . But can Sunshine and Aine put aside their differences to stop the murders without tearing each other apart? Review: Ms. Wait is an accomplished storyteller. She has a wonderful talent for weaving friendship, mystery, and romance into her books, creating characters and situations which are realistic and enjoyable. All of the characters are very well-developed, and the places are all described in such a way as to make the reader feel right there.
There are a lot of twists and turns to the plot, and the final reveal was a complete shock. There is action galore, and it keeps you engaged from beginning to end.
Although I didn't read the first book in this series, I may go back and pick it up, just to be fully up to speed before Thread And Gone, the next in the series, is released in January 2016. Not reading it did not impact my ability to follow along with this story, however.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. Rating: Four stars
About This Author
Lea Wait lives on the coast of Maine. A fourth generation antique dealer, and author of the Agatha-nominated Shadows Antique Print mystery series, she loves all things antiques and Maine, and she’s learning to do needlepoint. She also writes historical novels for young people set in (where else?) nineteenth-century Maine. Lea adopted her four daughters when she was single; she’s now the grandmother of eight, and married to artist Bob Thomas.