This is the third book in the “Knot” series. First came Forget me Knot, and then Knot in My Backyard.
The lead character, Martha Rose, along with her quilting friends, Lucy and Birdie, are more developed as details of their character and lives are revealed.
Martha is divorced, middle-aged, a quilter, and an amateur sleuth. This is a murder mystery!
In this book she is named as the executor of an estate for a reclusive high school friend, Harriet, whose body was discovered ten months after she died of supposedly natural causes.
When it is determined that Harriet was murdered, the three women are on the hunt for the killer as they go thru her house to catalog the estate.
Martha has an unusual biker friend from book #2. That relationship progresses in this book as “Crusher” and his biker friends provide security for the deceased woman’s house.
As Martha goes thru the house and Harriet’s address book, there are a lot of questions whose answers are carefully unfolded in a way that skillfully holds the reader’s interest. There are several sub plots and just when you think they’re predictable, there’s a twist.
Cleaning up the estate leads to a small key found in a 100 year old basket. What could it be for? And, how will Martha and friends get out of this one?
I was so engrossed in the story, I couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait for the next book to see what Martha is up to.