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Twist of Faith by Ellen J. Green

By Pamelascott
When family secrets are unearthed, a woman's past can become a dangerous place to hide...

After the death of her adoptive mother, Ava Saunders comes upon a peculiar photograph, sealed and hidden away in a crawl space. The photo shows a shuttered, ramshackle house on top of a steep hill. On the back, a puzzling inscription: Destiny calls us.

Ava is certain that it's a clue to her elusive past. Twenty-three years ago, she'd been found wrapped in a yellow blanket in the narthex of the Holy Saviour Catholic Church-and rescued-or so she'd been told. Her mother claimed there was no more to the story, so the questions of her abandonment were left unanswered. For Ava, now is the time to find the roots of her mother's lies. It begins with the house itself-once the scene of a brutal double murder.

When Ava enlists the help of the two people closest to her, a police detective and her best friend, she fears that investigating her past could be a fatal mistake. Someone is following them there. And what's been buried in Ava's nightmares isn't just a crime. It's a holy conspiracy.


[The house was a mottled grey colour that reminded me of dead fish] ***

(Thomas & Mercer, 1 February 2018, ebook, 329 pages, Kindle First)



I was enjoying Twist of Faith until about the halfway point when Ava, the main character is 'murdered' by a crazy nun who happens to be her aunt and a priest. From this point the book loses all credibility.

I was rooting for Ava. I wanted to like her. I wanted her to find out about her past. I was on her side. And then the book reaches the halfway point and develops a weird split personality. It was felt like I was reading two books, neither of which made much sense.

Twist of Faith has great potential. I love books with unreliable narrators and twists and turns and constant surprises. Unfortunately, none of this works in this book. The 'twist' is ridiculous and requires complete suspension of belief. I did not buy the truth about Ava. Utter nonsense.

I cannot think of a good thing to say about the book. The title should be changed to Twist of Nonsense or Suspension of Belief.

Twist Faith Ellen Green

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