But Knot for Me
When a charismatic life coach and his devoted followers descend on Vista Del Mar, Casey Feldstein and the yarn retreat group she’s hosting literally get pushed aside, out of sight and out of mind of the struggling participants seeking enlightenment. But Casey can’t help overhearing the rancorous argument between two members of the guru’s staff, and when one of them turns up dead after ingesting poisonous mushrooms, Casey finds herself tangled up in a murder investigation while the self-help group looks on helplessly.
Includes a fun and easy crochet project and a mouthwatering muffin recipe!
But Knot for Me is the 8th A Yarn Retreat Mystery. It can be read as a standalone if you are new to the series. I always enjoying visiting Cadbury by the Sea where Casey Feldstein lives and hosts her yarn retreats. She also bakes for the local businesses. I wish the town was a little more whimsical. I think it is a shame they do not appreciate the cute names Casey wanted to give her baked goods. Casey has been setting down roots, but she has not realized it. She has settled into her inherited home, has a successful baking business as well as running the yarn retreats, has a cat, and a boyfriend. Dane, Casey’s beau, needs to make her see this if they are going to move forward with their relationship. I like most of the secondary characters. Kevin St. John can be a pain, and Tag with his severe OCD was really getting on my last nerve by the end of the book. I do not know how his wife puts up with him arranging and rearranging everything. But Knot for Me is well-written with steady pacing. The mystery was fun to figure out. It was well-done with misdirection, several suspects, and good clues. I enjoyed piecing together the clues to figure out the identity of the guilty party. There was a tense scene near the end that gave me the heebie jeebies. I appreciated that the whodunit was completely wrapped up leaving me with no lingering questions. There is humor in the story as well especially with regard to Casey’s cat and his love for “stinky fish”. But Knot for Me is a relaxing story that was a joy to read. There is a recipe and pattern for a scrunchie at the end. I look forward to Casey’s next adventure. But Knot for Me is a hair-raising tale with a magnetic guru, a culinary conundrum, a phone predicament, chancy challenges, a slithery twist, foul fish, and a mate date scrape.
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