A Twist of Karma

A Twist of Karma

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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Have you read A Twist of Karma yet? If not, that’s ok! Come on in and let me tell you about it! 

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.

A Twist of Karma
A Twist of Karma

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! 

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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.

A Twist of Karma
A Twist of Karma author Wendy Wanner

Purchasing A Twist of Karma 

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A Twist of Karma
A Twist of Karma


  • Kelly Martin

    Wow, A Twist of Karma sounds like a great read. It must be good if you read it in one sitting. I don’t normally read books in the paranormal suspense genre but I need to branch out a bit with my reading so I’ll keep an eye out for it. Great review Erica.

  • Steven Morrissette

    I think that I would quite enjoy reading this book. The story sounds riveting and the story is original. Thanks for sharing I had never heard about this title.

  • Stephanie S

    This sounds like an interesting read for sure. I I haven’t read any paranormal suspense novels recently, so this one might be one for me to check out. I’ve always loved books that make you reflect on life, and just leave you with many thoughts. Thank you for sharing such a great review.

  • Subhashish Roy

    This seems a nice suspense. Haven’t read much in the last few months and the plot of the story makes me want to read the book. Thanks for bringing it to my notice.

  • Luna S

    This sounds like an interesting book! I need to get back into reading again, I have so many “to reads” on my list.

  • Britt K

    This sounds like a really interesting read. I love that they didn’t just play up the ‘poor victim’ approach like many other books about loss do. I think it would be really empowering for someone that’s working to overcome their own tragedies in life, empowering them but showing that you CAN survive – after all, the person in the book did it! Right? I’m going to have to check it out.

  • Kat

    I love books that can be read in one sitting! Usually, I only read for about an hour at a time, but certain books are just so addictive. This sounds fascinating, thanks for the review.

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