Reviewer: Serena Soape
Release Date: October 29, 2019
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The Black Sheep Knitters come to the aid of two sisters–one a victim and one a suspect . . .
Maggie Messina knows that knitting is not only enjoyable, it also calms both the mind and soul. She’s happy to visit two sisters, Holly and Rose Piper, and teach them some simple stitches, while the rest of the Black Sheep knitters tag along. Dana Haeger has known the young women since they were children and is the closest thing to family the Pipers now have. Dana is especially concerned about Rose, who has been easily overwhelmed ever since a car accident many years ago. She is at her best managing the houseful of hounds that she rescues and shelters, while Holly runs the family nursery and remains devoted to Rose’s care. The lesson goes well, but the knitters are troubled about the sisters living alone in such a remote corner of Plum Harbor.
Their worst fears are realized when Holly is attacked in her greenhouse and the building set ablaze. Rose is found unconscious nearby, her dogs running wild. When she wakes, her memory is blank. Holly is hospitalized and unable to offer even a clue. The Black Sheep suspect a mysterious drifter who had talked his way into a few days of wages, and just as quickly, disappeared. Or was it their estranged stepbrother, Toby, full of family grievances and eager to make a claim on the estate? Or, heaven forbid . . . was it Rose? Hovering over all these questions like an ominous shadow is a dark secret from the sisters’ past.
While it seems everything is unraveling, the knitters will need to keep their wits as sharp as their needles to prove Rose’s innocence and stop a killer from striking again.
Anne Canadeo “Hounds of the Basket Stitch” is a charming, cute, and entertaining novel that involves one of my favorite things……… dogs. So, you cannot go wrong!
The mystery of the story was not only captivating; it kept me wanting to turn the pages because of all of the twists! I never knew what was coming next.
Along with the mystery, there is so much more involved in the story; such as, family, friendship and even, a serendipitous romance. I especially loved the knitting group, the doggie rescue and the Bonus Recipes..shhh! Not sure if I should’ve told you about that.
I was totally enthralled and anxious to find out – whodunnit?
This was the first book I read by Anne Canadeo, but will be adding more to my TBR list.
I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review