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Thread on Arrival
Embroidery Mystery #5
Amanda Lee

Dec 2012/ ISBN 978-0-451-23885-6
Mystery / Cozy

Reviewed by Laura Hinds

Marcy Singer has a knack for getting herself involved with unsavory people and murder situations. When called upon to teach an embroidery class for women in a domestic abuse victim group, she should have seen trouble headed her way like a train barreling down the tracks with the light aimed right in her direction. Yet she seemed determined to step into the foray and found far more trouble than she had expected.

Marcy gets involved in a web of intrigue including shipwrecks, lost treasure, and familial violence. The setting is comfortable, and I love reading about Marcy’s shop, the Seven-Year-Stitch.

This is the fifth book in this series, and while I enjoyed it, something was missing. It seemed as if the plot over-reached for extreme situations, and more than once I found myself shaking my head at Marcy’s decisions.

I did like the book, and in fact even enjoyed reading some character development points, such as Marcy finally deciding between two men who wanted to be her one and only.

I recommend that if you have been reading this series, you won’t want to miss this book. If not, give this one a pass, and go back and start from the beginning with The Long Stitch Goodnight. If you are hooked on the series, by the time you get to this fifth book, you will want to read it if only to find out whom Marcy chooses as her beau.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Reviews of other titles in this series

Thread Reckoning #3
The Long Stitch Good Night #4
Thread on Arrival #5
Cross-Stich Before Dying #6  
Better Off Thread #10

Reviewed 2013