The Long Stitch Good Night by Amanda Lee
Also by this author: The Quick and the Thread, Stitch Me Deadly
Published by New American Library
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Mystery
Source: Personal Collection
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Although she's taken an interest in Irish embroidery, Marcy Singer can't help but abandon her needlecraft when handsome local brewer Todd finds himself accused of murder. Both Todd and his friend Blake's fingerprints are on the murder weapon, and neither is talking about what happened. Marcy is determined to stitch together some luck from more than a few four-leaf clovers and prove that the culprit was someone else...
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I wish that I could say that I loved this series just as much as I have the other books in the series. I didn’t. It was still a really good read (as noted with my 4 star rating); it just wasn’t my favorite.
In The Long Stitch Good Night by Amanda Lee Blake and Todd are facing some serious charges. I do understand that this means that tensions are going to be running high and that things are going to be personal. There was SO much secrecy between literally everybody in this book. That’s really the only reason that there was a mystery to begin with. The secrecy wouldn’t have bothered me so much except that it wasn’t very believable. Every one has things that they keep to themselves but this secrecy was like how did you people not know this? A group of college buddies never talks about their personal lives after college? I don’t know it was weird and is the biggest problem I had with the book.
I still adored all of the characters from The Long Stitch Good Night and Tallulah Falls. Marcy got on my nerves a little bit. It seemed like every time she turned around she was bursting into tears. A lot. I think at one point I actually rolled my eyes. Marcy also needed a lot of male attention in this book and I don’t know what was up with that. Marcy has never struck me as the woman who needs to have the hearts of all the men around here. She totally came across that way in this book.
Overall I really did enjoy my time with this book and I’ll definitely be picking up the next one in the series. Just because this book wasn’t my favorite doesn’t mean I’m not going to give up on the series. Not every book is going to be perfect. But four stars isn’t half bad!