Friday, July 3, 2015

Threads of Evidence by Lea Wait (Mainely Needlepoint #2)


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.
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (August 25, 2015)
  • Publication Date: August 25, 2015

My review:  Threads of Evidence by Lea Wait (Mainely Needlepoint #2)

4 stars

It was a good cozy mystery.  A clean read.  Likeable characters. A cold case 45 years old. Lots of drama, & mystery.

Mainely Needlepointers are now led by Angie Curtis.  She picks up orders and take members their supplies and finished projects.  Angie is single and back home about six months.

Angie and Sarah were asked to go to a oldVictorian mansion, known as "Aurora, help them decide what can be restored and what to throw away and other to sale.  Angie was also asked to help the new owner solve the death of her friend of 45 years ago.  Plus they had some old needle work to see if it could be saved and restored.

Skye West is a hollywood actress who is going to fix up the mansion and while doing it live in the old carriage house.  45 years ago she was there when her friend died.  She had a different name and felt like she owed her friend  Jasmine and her family it.

45 years ago Jasmine and her family summer in Aurora they had a big party with fireworks. Jasmine was found in the fountain and the police believed she was drunk and drowned.  Her mother thinks she was murdered.

The setting is Haven Harbor, Maine  a small coastal town.

At start of each chapter has sampler's of stitches of quotes  and who did them.

I like this series and look forward to reading more of it.

I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Kensington.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of Threads of Evidence.

1 comment:

LeaWait said...

Thanks for the review! I'm glad you liked it! Lea Wait