of her friends have met the man Marnie Potter will soon be
marrying. That doesn’t stop Della Wright from throwing
Marnie and fiancé Bruce Doherty an engagement shower.
It is being held at her weaving studio – Dream Weaver.
Della wonders why Marnie has kept this charming and handsome
man under wraps. The party is in full swing and Della spots
Bruce in an argument with Helen DuBois. Della has also seen
Bruce talking surreptitiously to Melinda Wilson. That is a
very strange way for a newly engaged man to act. Soon after
her confrontation with Bruce, Helen leaves the party looking
Della decides to check up on Helen the next day, using her
weaving project as an excuse for the visit. After knocking
on the door and getting no answer, Della peaks in the window
and sees Helen on her couch in a bizarre position. The police
confirm that Helen has been murdered. Since Della has no faith
in the local coroner, Dr. Cook, she will be trying to solve
this case herself. She had better be very careful - because
you never know what is looming around the next corner.
Things to ponder: Why was Nancy Cutler in a rush to leave
the party? Why was Helen arguing with Bruce? Why does Bruce
no longer want to live in Briar Hollow, North Carolina? Is
there really something special about the old piece of fabric
that Marnie owns?
This third book in the Weaving Mystery series scores a touchdown
with me. I always enjoy visiting with Della and her friends.
The book is well-plotted and will make a very satisfying read
for cozy mystery lovers. The author has provided plenty of
twists and turns to keep you guessing. This was a page-tuner
of a read and I can’t wait to read the next in the delightful
series. So, if you like your mystery woven with lots of clues
and plot twists, you should be reading Weave of Absence.
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