Review “THREAD AND BURIED” By Lea Wait
Angie Curtis has returned to her home of Haven Harbor, Maine, to take over the family business, Mainely Needlepoint, which does commissioned needlework for high-end clients. She’s happy to live so close to her grandmother, and to find the love of her life, artist Patrick West.
Patrick has a world-famous mother, movie star Skye West. Skye has decided to make her latest movie, Harbor Heartbreak, in Haven Harbor, and the plot is based on a tragic romance between two young lovers that happened in town many years before. The usually reticent locals are thrilled when the movie folks move into town to shoot the film, especially when two of their own residents, college students Cos Curran and Linc Fitch, are hired to portray the doomed lovers. Angie has been recruited to help add authentic touches to the sets. Although she’s initially shy to be around all the Hollywood folks, Patrick makes her feel comfortable—no easy task since his old girlfriend is one of the stars of the film.
Director Marv Mason has a reputation for pursuing pretty young actresses in his movies until he gets what he wants—both in front of the camera and on his casting couch. In this age of the MeToo movement, everyone is on high alert.
Other locals have been hired to help behind the scenes, including Leo Blackwell, a young man who arrived in town a few months ago and is now living with Dave Percy, a friend of Angie’s.
When a wayward piece of sound equipment sends Marv to a sudden death, theories fly about how the “accident” happened. Since Leo was there at the wrong time, the authorities zero in on him first. Angie doesn’t believe it, especially when she discovers that Marv’s long-absent wife was also present.
“Thread and Buried” is, sadly, the last in Lea Wait’s series. It’s full of twists and turns and wonderful characters that I will miss. But not as much as I will miss Lea Wait.
Review “Thread and Buried” by Lea Wait
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