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. (Summary via Goodreads)
I could hang out with Sgt. Winston Windflower all day and night !! I just LOVE the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series by Mike Martin and look forward to getting lost in these books.
A Twist of Fortune is the fourth book in this captivating series and as soon as you read the FIRST paragraph you will be HOOKED .... especially if you have been reading the books in order. By the time you get to this fourth book, you are a fan of Windflower, his little town and his friends and family but when you begin reading A Twist of Fortune that may all change !! Windflower's girlfriend, Sheila, is arrested !!! In the first paragraph !!! What the heck is Mike Martin thinking !?!?! Okay calm down...you have to breath and keep reading.....
After all, that is just the tip of the iceburg in this strong installment in the series. Yes Sheila is arrested but she does it all for her beloved community.... but on a different note and completely having nothing to do with Sheila an accident during a snowstorm results in a dead driver which is just the beginning of a long list of problems for Windflower and his team.
While they deal with snowstorm after snowstorm, they have a case of 2 dead bodies, drugs, blackmail, lies, cover-ups and more...... and then the town of Grand Bank deals with a horrible loss that will leave the town saddened beyond belief but maybe Sheila will be able to lift up her beloved town and make it stronger !!
Windflower and Sheila make a dynamic duo and I look forward to seeing where Martin takes them and their town. With the two of them working together anything is possible !!!
I love getting lost in these books....by now I feel like a member of the community and I have my own seat at the Mug-Up and even though I don't play chess or drink scotch, I want to when I read these books. Martin GRABS the reader with the first paragraph in this latest installment and you will not want to loosen that grib until you read the very last word !!
Review by Missi M.
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