Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Review: Thread on Arrival by: Lea Wait

Title: Thread on Arrival
Author: Lea Wait
Publisher: Kensington
Series: Mainely Needlepoint #8
Pages: 299
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchase

Description:


In this coastal New England town, folks take care of the needy--but someone is killing without kindness . . .

Ike Hamilton is a part of the Haven Harbor community just like anyone else, though he's fallen on hard times and has to make do on disability checks and deposit bottles. Most of the locals do what they can to help him out, and needlepointing partners Angie and Sarah are happy to see him at the annual Blessing of the Fleet, honoring all those lost at sea over the centuries.

But when harmless Ike is stabbed, suspicion quickly falls on a troubled teenage boy who's new in town. Angie's convinced that young Leo is innocent--but if he didn't do it, who did? Turns out Ike may have appeared simple-minded, but he knew a few secrets that someone might have murdered him to keep quiet. Angie sets out to trace Ike's bottle-collecting route to find out what he witnessed--and for this killer, there may be no redemption . . .

My Thoughts: 

This book follows our beloved Angie Curtis who has found herself in a mystery when Ike Hamilton winds up dead and the boy he had living with him finds the body and runs to Dave for help. Who killed Ike and why?  Also who is Leo (the boy Ike took in) and why is he in Haven Harbor?  The more Angie digs the more questions about Leo arise.  

Add to this Angie's birthday is coming up and she is not wanting to make a big deal with it even if her Grams is making her a cake for the special day! 

This book really showcased the relationship between Angie and Dave they went to great lengths to protect the teenager Leo.  It also showed a look into elder care and how difficult and can be. 

The book pulled me in and I was glad I bought my copy it was definitely worth it.  Angie and her friends are so great and really help each other when they can.  You could feel Angie's emotion on her birthday having been home about a year.  Can't wait to see what is next for the Mainely Needlepointers!

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