Twisted Fate by Terina McIlvaine is a 72-page Kindle short story available as a free download through Kindle Unlimited (KU). It is probably a mystery in that you do not know what is going to happen. You are led to believe that a crime will be committed. There is a surprise ending but most of this short novel, approximately through 85% of it, is a long, slow, tease. That can be good or bad depending on your reading preference. The writing is good but heavy on emotional descriptions.

As the story opens we find Cindy tearing up papers, pictures, and documents reminiscent of her married life. Matt had not been gone that long, just four weeks, but he had left without a word and there had been no communication with him. Where was he and why had he left? Cindy was determined to find out. But first, she needed coffee. So, off to her favorite coffeehouse to formulate a plan.