Twist of Faith is a stunning story that turns on the eternal question, â€œWho Am I?â€ And itâ€™s something that the heroesâ€”if you think one of those exists in this novelâ€”and the evildoers have in common as they go about their daily business. For me, the book reads like a madmanâ€™s dream where photographs can come alive, and the dead can speak. Itâ€™s a well-thought-out tale of intrigue and revengeâ€”mostly revengeâ€”that surprisingly leads to a high body count for a book that is not really a police procedural.
Thereâ€™s a lot of anger in this tale, and I think the author was able to channel it in the lissome, paradoxical character of Ava. Though she defies reason, we want her. Bad. And maybe itâ€™s the allure of danger that surrounds her. Or it could simply be that she was raised French and Catholic. Either way, watch out.
If you like the strange and mysterious, then grab this book. And you might want to crack open a nice ChÃ¢teau Lafite Bourdeaux to put yourself in the mood.
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When family secrets are unearthed, a womanâ€™s past can become a dangerous place to hideâ€¦
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 itâ€™s a clue to her elusive past. Twenty-three years ago, sheâ€™d been found wrapped in a yellow blanket in the narthex of the Holy Saviour Catholic Churchâ€”and rescuedâ€”or so sheâ€™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 motherâ€™s lies. It begins with the house itselfâ€”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 whatâ€™s been buried in Avaâ€™s nightmares isnâ€™t just a crime. Itâ€™s a holy conspiracy.
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