ARC Review: Tightening the Threads by Lea Wait

Posted March 28, 2017 by Annie in Reviews / 10 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: Tightening the Threads by Lea Wait
Tightening the Threads
by Lea Wait

2.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: March 28th 2017
Series: Mainely Needlepoint #5
Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
 

“I think it’s just too slow of a pace for me personally.”
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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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Angie @ Ba_BAMB

Sorry this one didn’t work out for you, Annie. Better luck with your next read!

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Yeah, didn’t like it as much as I expected. Hopefully the other books will be better.

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Kathy Valentine

Not my kind of thing, shared on all my socials

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Thank you!

Amy R
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Amy R

Thanks for the review, I’m not a fan of slower paced books either.

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Yeah. This one was just a tad tooooooooooo slow.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I had been looking at this, so thank you.

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Let me know what you think if you try it.

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Timitra

Backstory dumping is never fun…thanks for sharing your thoughts Annie

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Yeah. It was a little too much all at once.