Saturday, 21 April 2018

Book Club - Sew Deadly (2)

Looking in the Book Club Forum over on ukqu.co.uk many of you seem to have enjoyed The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier, our book for April. If you’d like to read more by the same author, she has also written The Girl with the Pearl Ear Ring; although no quilting or sewing connection, this is another great read.

It is a bit early, but some of you have been eager to find out what our next book is.

With the book for May 2018, we are changing genre, but staying in the United States. This time we are moving to the deep south, to a small village called Sweet Briar, located in South Carolina, to follow a sewing circle.

The book we are going to read is called Sew Deadly, and is written by Elizabeth Lynn Casey.

The plot 

Victoria Sinclair, or Tori as she prefers to be known, is seeking to rebuild her life in a new place after previous disappointments. She manages to land herself a job as a librarian in a small town, far away from the bustle of the larger city where she has been working until recently. She has great expectations for her new life and is bubbling with ideas on how to make reading a fun and captivating experience, especially for children. She is very enthusiastic and has a great drive to get things done.

What she didn’t know when accepting the job is that she’s the first new person to move to Sweet Briar in quite a few years and that the former librarian was pushed out, and is still living in the town! Unsurprisingly, Tori is not feeling as welcome as she was hoping. Add to that a very unexpected murder…

This is a murder mystery, with a feel-good factor, all linked together by a sewing circle. 

If you enjoy the book, you may be excited to know that this is the first book in a series of 12 (!) about the same small town sewing circle and the varied lives of its members.

Personally, I am intrigued to read more of the books, even if it’s just to find out how it goes for everyone and what projects they work on next.

Join the discussion 

If you would like to discuss the book, please join the discussion in the comments below or in the Facebook group UKQU Social.

Top tip: Try to finish the book during the earlier part of May, as a new book will be revealed for June towards the middle/end of May.

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