Toxic Designs - Annie's Mysteries Unraveled Author:Kristi Holl Nothing hits as close to home as having a loved one get sick, which means double trouble for Kate Stevens when her daughter, Vanessa, and her best friend, Vivi Lawrence, both become deathly ill within hours of each other. — Vanessa is home for two weeks over summer break, and a shared meal between the three of them seems to be the source of the f... more »ood poisoning. But why doesn't Kate herself become ill? Is it just luck, or is something more sinister afoot?
Kate becomes all the more suspicious when Vivi has several recurrences of illness, and doctors cannot find the cause. Kate is sure that someone is out to harm-or worse, eliminate-her friend, but no one will listen to her protestations, not even Vivi.
Could the malefactor be Vivi's new assistant who seems to be gunning for her job? What about the woman who a year earlier filed a frivolous lawsuit against Vivi and the Fort Worth hotel where Vivi is an event planner? Or is it the lawyer, who Kate believes is angling for leverage with Vivi on an inheritance she is set to receive?
Vivi and Vanessa are both sick, and Peter Matthews-the handsome Fort Worth detective who is also Kate's friend-has been called away on a crucial case. So Kate turns to Paige Bryant, the owner of the Once Upon a Yarn needlecraft shop that is Kate's home away from home, for help.
Kate is sure that someone has deadly plans for Vivi, but she must first figure out why before she can prove who it is. Will Kate and Paige solve the mystery before those toxic designs come to pass?« less