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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Twist of Faith by Ellen J. Green

Setting: Montreal, Quebec
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Author: Ellen J. Green
Release Date: February 1, 2018

Following her adoptive mother's death, Ava Saunders finds a photo of a house with her baby things. She soon learns that a double murder took place in that home. Unsure how the home is connected to her or what the cryptic message "Destiny calls us" means, Ava enlists the help of her friends to unravel this decade's old mystery.

Before the investigation even takes off, Ava's detective friend is injured by a hit and run driver. She's soon certain that someone wants the secrets of the past to remain secrets. Learning the truth about her origins may put them all in danger.

Twist of Faith requires close reading. There are a lot of characters involved in the narration of the different chapters. I had a hard time keeping up at times. I'm never thrilled when I have to get out pen and paper and make charts to keep up with the who' who.

I stuck with it though, and I'm glad I did. I did find myself becoming engrossed. By the time I reached the final page, I'm just not sure what to think. The twists and turns and final outcome took me by surprise several times and left me uncertain. I think this is just the beginning, but I'm really not sure.

I don't know. I can't see myself remembering this novel a month or year from now. It was good, but the different narrators and twists lead to a loss of interest that I simply couldn't get past. It's a shame. I loved the setting and the plot, but the storytelling ended up being my downfall.

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