I have read the Yarn Woman mysteries from the beginning, and they only get better. This mystery revolves around a missing woman who is a mystery herself. Because every Yarn Woman mystery is built on layers, this one includes government conspiracy, and immigrants in California. It is hard to say more without giving things away.
This book has the least amount of textile discussion in the series so far, though what there is, revolving around linen, canvas, and tapestry, is very interesting.
I really enjoy that these books are never wrapped up in a neat bow. The main mystery is always solved but there are always questions left unanswered. The twists and turns of the mysteries and the writing step up with every new adventure.
I came for the textiles, but stayed for the mystery.