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Dunedin, in the grip of an unseasonal flu, is a city under siege. Cats are being tortured and gay men viciously targeted. Then, after five damaging days of rain, a twister rips through, exposing in Ross Creek Reserve the body of a missing schoolgirl.
Detective Senior Sergeant Leo Judd is forced to lead the investigation despite unresolved sorrow over the disappearance of h
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ebook, 330 pages
Published December 3rd 2015 by Rosa Mira Books
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Chris Wolak
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Twister entered my radar months ago while searching around for hot new mystery novels by Australian women writers. I'm (rather pathetically) participating in the Australian Woman Writers Challenge this year. Jane Woodham is not Australian, she's originally from England and has lived in New Zealand for nine years, but that's the beauty of poking around on the internet--or in the library--sometimes books find you. My initial efforts to procure a print copy didn't pan-out, but I recently dusted off ...more
Karen
Dec 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Set in Dunedin, New Zealand, local writer Jane Woodham obviously loves the place that she lives in. Incorporating a lot of local landmarks, geographical elements and a strong sense of place, TWISTER is her debut novel featuring DSS Leo Judd and a series of investigations into everything from animal torture to gay bashings, and the death of a young schoolgirl.

Starting out in an apocalyptic style, Dunedin is gripped initially by a flu epidemic, and then, after five days of biblical rain, an unusua
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Philippa
Jan 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Twister was my first choice for a holiday read this summer. This is Jane Woodham’s debut novel, and not only is it my favourite genre (crime fiction) but it’s also set in my home town, Dunedin, Aotearoa/New Zealand.
This is the kind of crime novel I like, emphasising the characters and their interrelationships, investigating their motives, and providing a mystery to solve. Twister is deceptively simple and easy to read, but there’s a lot going on in it. Woodham has skillfully woven the plot and
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Kerrie
Feb 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In late February Dunedin has a flu epidemic, but also unusually muggy heat, followed by 5 days of torrential rain. And finally comes the twister, a black funnel churning in from the sea and smashing into the town. The weather brings to the surface of the local creek the body of a teenage girl who has been missing for just a few days. The chief investigator in the Wenlock case has succumbed to the flu and so the case is handed over to DSS Leo Judd. And the case brings with it the memory of his ow ...more
Helen Varley
it's always nice to read a novel set in one's hometown, with its descriptions of familiar landscapes and places, and lots of local things thrown in. woodham captures dunedin's small town alternative feeling very well and populates it with a colourful cast of characteres. the plot moves along at a good pace while at the same time allowing development and reflection for the main characters. she manages to tie up the many different strands quite nicely at the end, although i have to say (without gi ...more
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