Thursday, January 8, 2015
Twisted Threads - Blog Tour Review
Twisted Threads by Lea Wait
Rating: 4 Stars
Source: Blog Tour
Description: Angela Curtis left Harbor Haven, Maine as soon as she was handed her high school diploma. Growing up in the shadow of her mother's disappearance not even her close relationship with her grandmother could make for a happy childhood. But now Angela's mother has been found and it isn't the happy reunion she had hoped for. Now with her own mother's murder to solve, her grandmother's needlepoint business to save and another murder that happened too close to home quiet little Harbor Haven isn't looking so peaceful.
Why I Picked This Book: I can't resist family secrets and cozy mysteries!
Pro: I love when main characters in cozies have a job that makes their murder investigating make some sense so I was thrilled that Angie had been a private investigator in Arizona. It made her investigating make sense. I loved Harbor Haven. It's a pretty town filled with interesting people but it's also a town that's been hit hard by changes in the lobster industry and it's struggling to survive. That was portrayed very well without over doing it. There were really 2 different mysteries going on but it didn't feel overwhelming or chaotic. The characters were interesting and even the ones I didn't like were believable. The pacing was good and even though I figured out the why before the book was through there were still plenty of twists and turns to keep me interested.
Con: For the most part I loved this book but I did find Angie's interactions with Officer Pete Lambert a little strange. I liked that she took the time to deal with her pistol carry permit but then her calling and dealing with him over her mother's murder in a vaguely flirtatious way didn't seem to fit her character.
Overall: I really enjoyed this mystery but I'm even more excited to see where the series goes. There's a lot of potential for some great mysteries and I look forward to visiting Harbor Haven and the Mainely Needlepointers soon!
Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Absolutely! The 2nd book is already on my GoodReads wishlist!
Would I Recommend this Book?: Definitely!
Challenges Met? New to Me (author), Road Trip (Maine), Alphabet Soup (T)