Blog 127: Blog Tour 8 – Book Review #54

Dear Readers,

Today is my stop in the blog tour organized by BlackThorn Thank You for your consideration and inviting me to participate in this ultimate blog tour.

BOOK REVIEW ALERT – Review, Recommendation, Rating & Opinion are my own.

Title – A Twist of Karma

Author – Wendy Wanner

Genre – Paranormal Suspense

About the AuthorWENDY 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 paddle boards 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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Jennifer has not been herself in a while now. Suzie, her only daughter died a few months ago in a diving accident at home in Santa Monica. She was so lost in devouring a book that she didn’t realize her daughter dead at the bottom of the pool. Ever since she has not been able to come to terms with her her daughter’s death and her negligent laxity.

Depressed and deeply grieving, Jennifer seeks no solace in anyone or anything until one day something happens. Her sister Tracy, coaxes her into a three month healing program. This brings her to the healing retreat in the jungles of Sri Lanka surrounded lush greenery and serenity.

Jennifer struggles at retreat at the beginning. But as days pass, she meets Anuradha, the local doctor at the retreat who encourages her to visit the local Buddhist temple. Here, strangely but slowly, she begins find calmness and deep meaning in the beliefs of Buddha. She befriends a little girl Dharshini but she doesn’t survive an illness that wraps her. When she visits the temple, she finds a coin. She keeps the coin as a lucky charm only to find out other wise later. For stranger reasons, she sees herself getting entangled in the mystic yet dangerous world of village folkways and karma that envelopes her like a onerous cloak which begins to weigh her down a lot.

  • What actually happens at the retreat?
  • Does Jennifer recover or revert to her depressed self?
  • Is she able to find love again?
  • Is the coin really her lucky charm?

Rating – 5/5 Stars
Recommendation – Very High


This book had me wrapped right from the beginning. I must admit, this was my first paranormal fiction, and it enthralled me to bits. The plot development blew my mind and the character development elevated beautifully. The best part about this book for me, was the description of the wellness retreat in Sri Lanka. Reading about it was soothing and relaxing. This book centers around Jennifer’s healing journey. Her body, heart, mind and soul were on a quest to deep cleanse. Everything was so well connected that I didn’t find one dull moment in the book. Overall a brilliant and very enjoyable read.

Trigger Warnings: Deals with death, killings and paranormal activities.

P.S – Thank You Blackthorn Book Tours for organizing and inviting me to be a part of this magnificent blog tour. Thank You for the ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Lots of love,


Published by mrsswiftnib

A fellow book worm who by norms classifies as a voracious reader, books have been a key part since a toddler. Also a prolific writer, I love the craft of words. Of course, people who love to read mostly love to write too! Isn't it? I play around with colors and take absolute delight in Pencil Sketching and Mandalas. A little secret to indulge - I foster a vested interest of amassing a New Degree almost every year. It's my way to Paradise :) A Daughter, Wife, an Engineer, a Bibliophile, a Saree Lover and a varied Juggler of Artsy Interests - That's Me in a Nutshell Welcome Aboard Y'all!!

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