BOOK REPORTBook number 2 of my reading season was another great choice. The first in a series by a "new-to-me-author" Lea Wait. The title is TWISTED THREADS, love that title. As I was shopping for books early in the year I stumbled across this book with a wonderful cover; and when looking for a new reading, cover art is one of the things that draws me in to take a closer look.
A New England Girl at heart all I had to see was the lobster pillow and of course the kitty and I knew I had to take a look. So, it is set in Maine, a favorite state and I after reading up on Lea Wait I saw she is a Mainer. It has a needlepoint theme and although this is not a topic I have any knowledge of, it was still something that was interesting to me. And the needlepoint is not overly prevalent that it distracted me from the story. It was just a nice backdrop and it bound the characters together. What I found most intriguing, the mother of the sleuth, Angie, had gone missing and her body was recently discovered. For me this gave the story a little edgier feeling than many of the cozy mysteries I read. Angie also works for a P.I. and she is pretty feisty; she is a nice strong and independent character. Angie's grandmother Charlotte and the rest of the town folks are very diverse. I found it a very fast paced read, I did have trouble putting it down a few times. I like to stop reading at the end of a chapter, but on a few occasions I had to read just one more chapter to find out what happened. I love when a book has more than one mystery, issue or complication woven into the story. And as I was reading I found myself wondering about every character, the story definitely kept me guessing right up until the end. And, of course a cozy mystery would not be a cozy mystery with out at lease one furry character.
When starting a new series, or a new author, I never know if I will finish the book or continue the series. But I can safely say this series in on my list of regulars. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to following the series for some time.
Next up is MAYHEM ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Kylie Logan. I started this series out of order. I had picked up the Halloween theme THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HARLOW an got instantly hooked. I immediately pick up the earlier two and I can't wait to start reading.