I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Lea Wait
Released: March 28th 2017
Series: Mainely Needlepoint #5
Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation
“I think it’s just too slow of a pace for me personally.”
~ Under the Covers
TIGHTENING THE THREADS is the fifth book in the Mainely Needlepoint series by Lea Wait. Although this is only the second book that I’ve read from Wait, I feel like I have already figured out her writing style. If you’re new to Cozy Mysteries and prefer ones that are very slow in pace, then this series might be a good match for you.
However, I think it’s just too slow of a pace for me personally. This book opens up with a dumping of backstory from the main character’s friend. Although I understand that it’s all necessary to set up the mystery part of the book and the author does tell it in a conversational style, it still felt like a dumping of information onto the reader. I wished there’d been something else to break it up a bit but the first 15% is really just backstory overload.
Back to pacing. I feel like everything is very slow going all throughout this book. I know it has to do with the characters and also the setting but personally, it’s just too slow for me. I felt like the scenes dragged and a lot of nothing occurred. I’m not sure yet if I’ll continue on with this series or not because I feel like I need to have a lot of patience at the ready to read this series again.
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