Thread on Arrival
by Lea Wait
Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 30th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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
I always get excited when another Mainely Needlepoint mystery comes out. This is one of my favorite series worlds. I keep hoping Angie will get her PI license. Am I alone? And am I the only person who thinks she and Dave (poison garden guy) should be an item? Maybe it is just me. I mean, you hooked up all the police force with other people. I would have been totally on board with an Ethan/Angie relationship. When you get to know these people, it is almost like you live in Haven Harbor and these are your neighbors.
This story revolved around a homeless guy, Ike, who was helping an 18 year old runaway, Leo. Not sure if runaway is the right word since the guy was 18 but I felt like his character was mentally younger than that, probably from the lack of schooling. Ike is found murdered and the main suspect becomes the young Leo.
Angie and Dave begin to investigate since this kid is so young and needs someone to take care of him. There are quite a few suspects once Angie pokes her nose around town. There is even a funny crack about how since Angie came to town in book one there sure are a lot of murders now. LOL! Too funny.
Just a great book. Surprisingly complex mystery and quite a page turner. Definitely check this one out! Lea Wait never fails to produce a great book.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.