Friday 23 August 2019

Dangling by a Thread (Mainely Needlepoint #4) by Lea Wait

Dangling by a Thread (Mainely Needlepoint, #4)
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 . . . 
“Offers a wonderful sense of place and characters right from the very beginning. Highly recommended.” —Suspense Magazine on Threads of Evidence.  (Summary via Goodreads)

Main character Angie Curtis has her hands FULL in Dangling By A Thread.  Dangling By A Thread is the fourth book in Lea Wait's Mainely Needlepoint Mystery series and I am a HUGE fan.  One of the reasons that I am a fan is that I love Maine and love reading about the area.....and Wait makes the reader feel like you are there !!

Angie is still getting use to being back home after moving to Arizona and just returned to Maine a few months back.  She is getting use to living in the house she grew up in with her mother and grandmother, getting use to living there alone.  And she is running her grandmothers needlepoint business and making friends.....oh yeah and she seems to get involved in helping solve murders.....

In Dangled By A Thread Angie meets Jesse Lockhart.  Jesse is a friend of one of her needlepointers and a friend, Dave.  Jesse lives out on one of the islands, King's Island, protecting the nesting sites of the local Cormorant birds.  Jesse likes living there by himself and only comes inland once in a while for supplies and to check his mail.  Jesse's life is simple and quiet until a weathly couple sees the island when they pull into the harbor to visit friends and they want it for themselves.  Fortunately for Jesse he has Dave and Angie on his side and they rally to help save the Cormorants......and when Jesse is found murdered on the island it becomes their main purpose !!!

Wait has a way of drawing the reader into the story immediately and one cannot help but get lost in the story and want to see justice served and Angie's hometown of Haven Harbor peaceful again.  There is so much going on with Angie and her life that one cannot help but like her and respect her for what she does.  Haven Harbor is definitely a place to visit as often as one can and we know that Angie will welcome all readers into her world......

Review by Missi M.

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