About the Book
Author: Mike Martin
Number of Pages: 256
Synopsis: The small town of Grand Bank in southeast Newfoundland, at the very eastern tip of Canada is in crisis. Their largest employer and a link to the glorious past, the fish plant is closing. Sgt. Winston Windflower’s personal life is also in crisis since his longtime girlfriend, Sheila Hillier is leading a community protest to try and stop the closure. It may be too late for the fish plant, but is it too late for Windflower and Sheila?
If that wasn’t enough, they are being buried in snow and an epidemic of prescription drug abuse that is creating major problems for people and the police who patrol the area. An accidental death on a snow-covered highway leads only to more questions and more problems for Sgt. Windflower and the RCMP to resolve.
A Twist of Fortune is the fourth book in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series and it continues the adventures of Sgt. Windflower as he tries to solve crime and experience the joy and the sadness of life in a small Newfoundland community. Follow along as he feels the sometimes bitter taste of an east coast winter and the unique culinary delights of this part of the world. This story is like the weather in Newfoundland. It can twist and turn at any time.
Sgt. Windflower is preparing for a miserable winter storm that threatens his community. Closing the highway to keep travelers safe, leads to the discovery of a vehicle accident. The deceased driver, a local pharmacist appears to be the only fatality until they look in the trunk. Now, it's looking a lot less like an accident and a lot more like a homicide, but every lead Sgt. Windflower and his team follow only ends in more questions.
Meanwhile, Sgt. Windflower has been having odd dreams that he can't quite decipher, his eccentric uncle ends up on his doorstep, and his relationship with Sheila is strained.
Can Sgt. Windflower get his personal life in order and survive the brutal Newfoundland winter all while managing to solve a crime that has turned out to be bigger than he ever imagined?
Like the other books in the series, A Twist of Fortune keeps a steady pace making it easy to become lost in the story. I found the book to be intriguing and well-written. Sgt. Windflower is an easily likable character who has exceptional values and expects nothing less from those in his life. I like how the book is more than just a murder mystery. The author intertwines his knowledge of Newfoundland throughout the book giving insight and adding believability to the story. The story flows easily and the author's attention to detail makes A Twist a Fortune an excellent read.
I highly recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.