5/5 Balls of Yarn
Originally published on Goodreads on December 24, 2014.
From the Back:
Despite the fact that her aunt was an expert knitter, Kelly Flynn never picked up a pair knitting needles she liked — until she strolled into House of Lambspun. Now, in the first in a brand-new series, she learns how to knit one, purl two, and untangle the mystery behind her aunt’s murder. — Kelly Flynn would be the first to admit her life in Washington, D.C., is a little on the dull side. But coming back to Colorado for her beloved aunt’s funeral wasn’t the kind of excitement she was seeking. The police are convinced that her Aunt Helen’s death was the result of a burglary gone bad, but for the accountant in Kelly, things just aren’t adding up. After all, why would her sensible, sixty-eight-year-old aunt borrow $20,000 just days before her death? With the help of the knitting regulars at House of Lambspun, Kelly’s about to get a few lessons in cranking out a sumptuously colored scarf — and in luring a killer out of hiding…
I admit, at first I was wary of reading this book, I’m not into knitting or anything like that, but I must say that I was completely wrong. This book was a quick, fast read that kept me wanting more.
The assorted cast of characters were entertaining and left me laughing out loud at times. I loved the fact that the victims weren’t hated, in fact, they were loved by most people, which was a nice twist on the typical mystery. The murder was a great mystery, filled with twists and turns, and in the end the killer genuinely surprised me.
The setting was also wonderfully described. I could clearly picture the town of Fort Connor and the knitting shop.
Overall a pleasant, quick read, that I would easily recommend!