Dangling by a Thread (Mainely Needlepoint #4)
by Lea Wait (Goodreads Author)
ebook, 304 pages
Published October 25th 2016 by Kensington
The Mainely Needlepointers are about to learn that no man is an island—especially when greedy developers want his land . . .
Hermit Jesse Lockhart lives alone on King’s Island, three miles east of Haven Harbor, Maine, where he’s created a private sanctuary for the endangered Great Cormorants. But when a wealthy family wants to buy the island and Jesse’s cousin Simon petitions for power of attorney to force him to sell, Jesse is the one who becomes endangered.
Mainely Needlepointer Dave Perry, who befriended Jesse in the VA hospital, rallies the group to his defense. Angie Curtis and the ravelers stitch “Save the King’s Island Cormorants” pillows and sell T-shirts to pay for Jesse’s legal counsel. But tragically, on a visit to the island, Angie and Dave find Jesse dead. Now the search is on for a common thread that can tie the murdered man to his killer . . .
Kenningson Press never fails to impress. The Mainely Needlepoint series is a stellar offering to the cozy community.
Angie Curtis has taken over Mainely Needlepoint from her newly hitched Grandmother and she finds herself beginning to wonder about what she might have to do to maintain this huge house for the winter. To keep herself from such ponderings she notices a new man in town and follows him. Some people call him the Solitary and she discovers he is a hermit who is living on a nearby island. He lives in the harsh elements in a rundown shack and does this so he can save the cormorants, a bird species that is prevalent on the island.
One of her Mainely Needlepointers, Dave Percy is soon discovered to be a good friend of the hermit whose name is Jessie Lockhart. Angie finds herself in quite a mystery when Jessie is found dead and her friend Dave is put in the hospital due to loss of blood by an injury from Jesse.
As she is known to do, Angie is now in the middle of quite a mystery and she feels compelled to solve it with the help of Grandma, Dave and her renewed friendship with Patrick, the son of a movie star that had moved to Haven Harbor in the previous book.
This was an awesome read. It went fast and the only thing I can say in a negative way was that it wrapped up way too soon. I think the author could have gotten two or three more chapters of conclusion in there to make it feel like the story was really finished.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) from NetGalley in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the author and the publisher for allowing me to read this title