“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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