Twist of Faith by Ellen J. Green

Twist of Faith

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 ...

Details Twist of Faith

TitleTwist of Faith
Release DateFeb 1st, 2018
PublisherThomas & Mercer
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Business, Amazon

Reviews Twist of Faith

  • Amy's Book Reviews
    1.5 STARSTo be fair, TWIST OF FAITH was my Amazon Prime free read of the month and a probably wouldn’t have chosen the book otherwise. I need to use spoilers to explain my rating.The blurb suggests twenty-three year old Ava Saunders as the protagonist. She narrates most of the early chapters until she’s “murdered” by her nun aunt and a priest (Insert rolling eye emoji). The remainder of the chapters are varying third person points of view...
  • Tulay
    Very good plot.This book was free with my Kindle First Read. You have to read this novel without any interruptions, have to pay close attention. Not many characters but who they are or what they are doing or did will come to surprising ending. Plot is about Ava is trying to find out who was her real mother was and what happened to her.
  • Amy
    3.5/5Anytime a books description references family secrets or old, unsolved cases I’m all in even before I start reading. The idea of a young woman who was abandoned at a church as an infant is just the type of storyline I enjoy and the addition of more current crimes just further piqued my interest. Twist of Faith was a steady build of intrigue and tension shrouded in a dark mystery that began decades before.This wasn’t super fast paced like...
  • Kristi Marie Cook
    SPOILERSOkay. I have many questions. I’m supposed to believe that a 90lbs woman who is constantly drunk and wasted had the ability to kill 6 people. The point of her killing these people is to try to figure out who her mother was. So your saying that she had to kill all these people to find that out. But if she had a detective friend, he prolly could have figured that out for you without all the back around mess to figure out who these people w...
  • Marilyn Stein
    I invested all that time? For an awful ending like that? So disappointing. I wish I could have those hours back.
  • Bryan from Paper Obscura
    Welp, Green successfully kept me in the dark as the story's pieces mixed and mingled, built to completeness, and then exploded into my lap. Religion, murder, mysterious pasts and presents; it's all here and I found myself saying, "NO WAY," at its surprising end.
  • Suze
    TwistedI picked this for my January First Read because the book listed as a thriller sounded too gruesome, although generally I would have chosen that one. What a surprise- this book is a mystery thriller. It's a very convoluted story, exciting and with unexpected twists- kept me guessing all the way to the end. I will not inject spoilers into my review, it has highly entertaining characters, and quite a complex plot.I will definitely read more b...
  • Hope
    Definitely could not put it downThis book grabs you and hold tight ‘til the end. Frankly, I was disappointed in the ending, but the plot was twisty. Could not see where this one was going! Now I need to check out her first book.
  • Vanessa Northcutt
    I couldn't put it down and was ready for the ending to bring everything together and answer all my questions.. But I was sooo disappointed in the ending!! Not even like "I wish the ending had a better outcome bc everyone dies" type dissapointment, but like it didnt make sense to me. it left more questions than answers like did Ross really take in a sociopath kid?? Was that the 4 boys Karma?? Ava went from wanting to find her birth mom's name and ...
  • Tiana Hadnt
    This book had everything going for it for me. A cold case, a missing identity, a lost person, and delving into the past. These are things that are just about certain to capture my interest when reading a book blurb/description. Everything about the description of this books screamed my name.I got it for free from Amazon Prime’s First Reads section. I’m so glad I didn’t pay for it. I would have been even more furious than I am now.Positives:...
  • Nikki
    Great BookA completely original and engaging story. I read it in a day because I just had to know! I did not see the plot twist coming.
  • Deeann Zessin
    FairThis is a very difficult review for me to write. I almost quit a few times, but decided that it wasn't bad enough to not finish what I started. And I kept hoping it would get better as it progressed. I'm guessing the intent was for this to be a thriller; at least that's what I figured out near the end of the book. At first I thought it was going to be a romantic suspense. In the end, it wasn't really much of any of these.The story itself, I b...
  • Donna Cronin
    If I paid for it it would get one starToo complicated a story for someone who is not an expert. Parts were ridiculous and silly. The nun was superfluous and not even needed for the story. To drag us through all that nonsense and leave the reader hanging was not clever, just annoying.
  • Mary
    Another free book from Kindle and Amazon Prime.
  • Greg Kerr
    Who's doing it?I seem to keep getting books where the French and Catholics are targets of the author's pen. Overall, the story kept my attention and drew me into the mystery. A little too much alcohol abuse clouding everyone's judgement. Maybe it's an East Coast thing.
  • Becky Hunter
    I gave it one more star than it maybe deserved because I appreciate that it was free with Amazon Prime. Not a bad read, but I’m not sure the ending really works. Also I think all the law enforcement personnel in it probably need to be fired.
  • Mary Kay
    MehWas hoping for a great mystery, but the writing meandered along and although I didn’t predict the ending exactly I didn’t really care how it ended. Reads like a poor imitation of gone girl.
  • Marija
    Twist of (Bad) FaithThis book deliberately tricks the reader, which is standard fare for a mystery/thriller, but this one does so in a way which is paramount to betrayal. The author switches points of view between chapters, most of the time using third person limited. However, in the Ava (the protagonist according to the book blurb) chapters, the POV is first person. From her point of view, we are fed many many questions and, when we later find o...
  • Dee Dee
    My Amazon First Read pick. The book was perfectly fine but nothing spectacular. The plotline was original and it definitely had the page turning factor you want out of your suspense/thriller read. Not sure why there were so many chapters with each only lasting a few pages. And the measures the "protagonist" took to get what she wanted felt extreme. At lot of questions not clearly answered with a lazy ending. Not a bad book at all but I found myse...
  • Travis
    Interesting. Perhaps longer than it needed to be, and kind of weak when it comes to clearing up all the mysteries presented in the story, but overall, it was a decent story, and if you like mystery stories then you might like this one, but despite its length, it felt rushed and unfinished at the end.
  • Kylie Corley
    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway, was very excited about it, too. Had a very interesting sounding plot. I felt let down throughout the book. The last 100 pages kept my attention, but for some reason the rest of it didn't. In the beginning, where the author introduced Russell, I had to go back and make sure there wasn't an error because the names Ross and Russell were just so similar to my reading brain, but that could just be me. But I was in...
  • Sue Hayes
    Subtle, but i didnt miss itAva appears lost, she is vunerable, she needs protecting, is Russel the one to do it. A good read, with plenty to keep the pages turning. There is a clever twist at the end, but I did see it coming, and had to read on, to check to see if I was correct. There is a next question though, is there a sequel?
  • Zara
    Pretty rivetingI only gave it three stars because the backstory was lost on me. They kept alluding to past events but never saying what those events were. I was kept in confusion until the very end .... and the Ava/Claire mix up at the end was unrealistic to me... and I never quite understood Marie. Still had me turning pages to see how it would unfold ... except I still need some pages to turn.
  • Lynn
    Interesting read. This story kept me on the line. There were moments of doubt about where the story was heading, but the end was satisfying. I thought the author used some smart turns of phrase. There were some unique vocabulary choices.
  • Stacey A. Prose and Palate
    2.5 Stars. Review to come. 😕
  • Stephen Highers
    Good readThis book was enjoyable. It was a little spacey at times and the story was a bit challenging to piece together (both good and bad) but all in all I enjoyed it.
  • Michelle Jones
    MehWho really is Ava? The author dangles this question throughout the book, continuously hinting at sinister implications of revealing her true identity. The conclusion was unsatisfying with not enough explanation about why we should have cared about any of the details.
  • Becca
    I couldn't put it down, and I didn't see the plot twist coming. I didn't give it the fifth star because there were a few pieces that didn't resolve and it frustrated me. But well worth the read.