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A Twist of Karma
A Twist of Karma from author Wendy Wanner is my latest read, and first book finished in the new year. I love starting each year off with a truly solid book that gets me excited about reading and I want to read every book I own.
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About A Twist of Karma
When a grieving mother turns to an ancient Buddhist ritual for solace and mistakenly awakens a vengeful spirit, dark karma threatens to destroy everything she holds dear…
Struggling with depression after the death of her young daughter, Jennifer flees to a healing center in the Sri Lankan jungle. Encouraged to visit the local temple, she finds unexpected meaning in the beliefs of Buddhism.
But it’s not long before she becomes entangled in the mystic—and dangerous—world of village folklore, and the slippery, transferable energy of karma.
Still, the jungle works its magic, and Jennifer begins to recover. Returning to Santa Monica, she rebuilds her life through painting, even opening her heart to a new love. But when her deceased daughter appears begging for help, and mounting bodies baffle the police, she battles to repair the shift in karma and free her daughter’s soul.
Thoughts on A Twist of Karma
This was the first paranormal suspense book that I’ve read before, so it was an interesting journey into that genre. I don’t recommend it for kids. Teenagers, 16 and up that are mature, it’s fine. I say this because there are some sexual references and chapters in the book. Although compared to a traditional romance novel, it is mild and not graphic. But be aware that it is there.
The book follows Jennifer Stephens as her life is changing after the traumatic experience of losing her daughter, and the road through her healing process. But that healing process is disrupted by some dark spirits and bad energy. Jennifer must right the wrong and restore balance in order to prevent more death and destruction.
This was a book that kept me sitting still and I read it from cover to cover in one sitting. It was easy to follow and certainly kept me wanting to continue reading. It is 301 pages long, but an easy 301 pages to follow and read straight through. I admire Wendy Wanner’s ability to develop her characters without taking half the book to do it.
One of my favorite aspects of this book is that it is relatable. We’ve all experienced tragedy and loss in our lives. This book isn’t written in a sad perspective. It is written from the point of view of a survivor of that tragedy. Someone who walked through hell and still came out standing stronger.
Final Thoughts on A Twist of Karma
This is a paranormal suspense novel, but it really made me look within myself and reflect on who I am as a person. Am I a good person? Have I learned from my mistakes and is karma really a thing to worry about? Have I set myself up for good karma? I like books that really cause me to reflect like that, while being woven into a good mystery.
That is the beauty of this book. There are so many different aspects of it. It isn’t just a basic paranormal suspense novel. There is so much more to it than that, and I appreciate that!
I’m not going to tell you more about the book because it will spoil it. What I will tell you is that if you haven’t read this book, you really should. It isn’t my usual style or genre to read. I wasn’t expecting it to be half as good as it was. The fact it exceeded my expectations surprised me, and in the best way possible. I am sincerely glad that this was the first book I picked to read in the new year.
Have you read A Twist of Karma, or any other writing from author Wendy Wanner? Let me know what you thought about it in the comments!
If you’ve enjoyed my review of A Twist of Karma, please read more about my favorite books.
About the Author
Wendy Wanner writes supernatural suspense novels based on folklore and cultural idiosyncrasies, with a touch of the paranormal. With a BA in Cultural Anthropology from UCLA, Wendy’s interest in cultures and religions drives her to travel the world, encountering different beliefs and traditions which surface in her novels.
A passionate reader and traveler, Wendy is also an avid dancer, yogi, and SCUBA diver who surfs and paddleboards every chance she gets. An Arizona desert girl at heart, Wendy is the mother of two boys and now lives in Dubai with her Scottish husband.
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