Review: Tightening by A Thread by: Lea Wait

by - Sunday, September 03, 2017

Title: Tightening By A Thread
Author: Lea Wait
Publisher: Kensington
Series: Mainely Needlepoint #5
Pages: 304
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley


In the coastal town of Haven Harbor, blood runs thicker than water--and just as freely . . . 

Antique dealer Sarah Byrne has never unspooled the truth about her past to anyone--not even friend and fellow Mainely Needlepointer Angie Curtis. But the enigmatic Aussie finally has the one thing she's searched for all her life--family. And now she and long-lost half-brother, Ted Lawrence, a wealthy old artist and gallery owner in town, are ready to reveal their secret connection . . . 
Ted's adult children are suspicious of their newfound aunt Sarah--especially after Ted, in declining health, announces plans to leave her his museum-worthy heirloom paintings. So when Ted is poisoned to death during a lobster bake, everyone assumes she's guilty. If Sarah and Angie can't track down the real murderer in time, Sarah's bound to learn how delicate--and deadly--family dynamics can truly be . . .

My Thoughts:

This book follows Sarah Byrne who in the previous book was very absent from everything going on, in this book we find out why that Sarah's had a different life and has been trying to find her family which leads her from Australia to England to Maine.  In Maine she learns who her Uncle is.  Her Uncle is none other than Ted Lawrence a wealthy artist and gallery owner.  Ted has decided it's time to tell his children about their cousin whether they like it or not.  Into a weekend of birthday events everything is going some what ok when at the Lobster Bake Ted ends up coking and dying.  The police get called in when the following day Ted's daughter Abbie's husband Silas Reed ends up dead.  Who killed the two men and why?  Angie will have to pull the threads apart on the Lawerence family to get to the bottom of the situation.  Will she uncover the murderer in time?

This book was definitely different then others most of the needlepointers were cameo appearance not front in center except for Sarah and of course Patrick was there as well. It was definitely interesting to learn about foster care system back in the day and where it led Sarah.  Also was intriguing to learn about the Lawerence family and all their issues.  Definitely can't pick your family and they aren't always happy like on tv.

I loved going back to Maine to see what everyone was up to and this one didn't disappoint.  We got to see what is coming of Angie's relationship with Patrick and how that will play out.  Having to support Sarah through her adventure and see where the chips landed in the end!  Can't wait to see what is next for this series!

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