Claudine Durdage is a nationally known communications consultant. Her real life is about grieving the loss of her stillborn child.
Jethro is her brother, 188 IQ and a rambling, sweet natured hermit, plagued with schizophrenia.
He shows up at her office lobby to tell her something incredibly important. Before that can happen a bloodied man enters the building and stabs Jethro to death.
He’s not the only person to die in that manner, in what the London press are calling a terrorist attack.
Detective Sergeant Billy Dean is going through a crisis. His wife wants a divorce and he wants only her. He’s wrought with anxiety and a deeply buried rage.
Durdage makes her way to Glavers Cottage where her brother lived. It’s a shambles of darkness, and mold. Guilt is added to her grief.
As the investigation proceeds, Dean’s team discovers that this area in the Fens has history with a religious martyr, and links to a medieval religious cult. There are many unanswered questions.
Twist of Fate is an unusual book – part police procedural, and part supernatural mystery.
Combined, it’s an interesting read, a deeply detailed book with characters fully realized. It all puts you in a place and in a mood.
~ June Lorraine Roberts
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