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Jesse lives a hermit's life on an island just off Haven Harbor's shore, alone except for his beloved Great Cormorants. When a millionaire visits Haven Harbor and decides to buy Jesse's island, Jesse's only concern is to save the island for the birds. When Jesse is found dead, there's plenty of suspects, but who was the killer and why?
I enjoy Haven Harbor and its cozy atmosphere and
the enjoyable plot kept a steady pace through the book, with a little bit of action to added to the suspense. I had a good idea who the killer was halfway through the book but it turned out I was wrong (close, but wrong.)
I thought the climax of the book was a little abrupt. The plot was slowly and steadily moving along, then screeched to a halt. It was, for the most part, a satisfying conclusion and the plot was resolved, but it was incongrous with the pace of the book and a the loose ends a little too neatly tied up.
Overall, I enjoyed Dangling by a Thread and I will continue to read the series (even if only for the recipes at the end of the book. Those Maple Oatmeal cookies sound amazing. No raisins for me, please.)
Thank you to Kensington Books and Netgalley, who provided an advance copy to read and review in return for my honest review.