So I know today is Pi/Pie day
I was going to make one and post it and switch with Friday’s post, but Friday is Saint Patrick’s day and I wanted to post a Saint Patrick’s day recipe. I went back and forth on this…
Then I finally decided, book review today and recipe Friday, a pie recipe to tie in with this day & Saint Patrick’s Day. So here we go with our book review:
Death Threads (Southern Sewing Circle #2) by Elizabeth Lynn Casey
So I read this book and was planning on reviewing it, but then I couldn’t remember what happened other than I didn’t like it.
So I had to reread it in order to review it. Let’s see if my views changed.
So after a disastrous discovery of her fiancé cheating on her, Tori decides to move to Sweet Briar, South Carolina. There she found herself the victim of horrible pranks, a ton of residents upset with her replacing their favorite librarian, and a suspect in a murder.
But that’s all in the past. Now Tori is doing well at the library, has been accepted as a member of the town, dating a handsome teacher, and working hard on her sewing-grateful for her new friends and community.
But then things take a dark turn…Colby Calhoun: handsome, local author, newspaper reporter, and husband of Tori’s friend and sewing circle member–reveals that the town has been perpetuating a lie. The story is that the town was burned by Yankees in the Civil War, the Sweet Briar people coming together and rebuilding on the ashes, but Colby reveals that the town was really burned when a moonshine distillery caught fire.
Obviously Colby has never seen the film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance or else he would know:
Ransom Stoddard: You’re not going to use the story, Mr. Scott?
Maxwell Scott: No, sir. This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
The town becomes furious at Colby, all talking about how they would like to hurt him. His wife and kids are bullied or treated as pariahs. Even in the sewing circle Debbie isn’t accepted.
Tori is the only one who sticks up for her. Later when she checks on Debbie, the two discover the house ransacked, a threatening note, blood in the area, and a missing Colby.
Tori sets out to discover what happened to her friend’s husband and tries to catch whoever is doing this, because:
Also in this book, Tori meets an eccentric older woman who made up a boyfriend the past five years. But now it looks as if the man is real as they are getting married. Who could he be?
Thoughts after Reading:
Let’s see how did I feel?
The first one was much better. This one was boring.
It took a looooong time to get the characters moving.
And the mystery was easily solved. As soon as they brought the characters in it was clear what was up.
For more Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries, go to Sew Deadly
For more Southern Mysteries, go to Cookie Dough or Die
For more mysteries, go to The Itsy Bitsy Spider