Title: Fit to Kill
Author: Donnie Whetstone
Publisher: Self-published (March 3, 2012)
Available: $4.99 at Amazon
Rating: 5 stars
From the author:
How do you stop a personal trainer, who fantasizes about killing his clients, then carries out his gruesome desire on someone else? Making matters worse, how do you stop desires for your own trainer, jeopardizing your marriage, more troubling, do you want to? That’s what Detective Tara Tanner must solve in this crime thriller.
La Flore is renowned for its elite personal trainers. This model city however, faces a crisis. Someone is on a killing binge. The killer is vicious and cunning. He harbors a profound irony for one of the nation’s fittest cities, and the way he selects his victims makes him untraceable, but this predator has a weakness.
Tara Tanner is a wife, mother, and a crack detective whose record is blemished by a tragic case that leaves her feeling she has lost her edge. Tara has other demons. She dreads becoming like her mother, a temptress and philanderer, made worse by her uncontrollable attraction for her own trainer.
Fit to Kill is a non-stop thriller of fantasy, temptation and redemption, a deadly game of chase, in which the line is marred between predator and prey, a game that reveals how far one will go to kill, and how far the other will go, to survive.
What I liked: I really enjoyed this book. I think Tara Tanner was a great detective. I think she had a few problems she had to work out but her husband Dale was always there emotionally which was very nice to see. I liked the fact that she did not give up. I think the story was very well written. The author created realistic, believable characters, and the plot moved very nicely without any hiccups at all. I was impressed with the family values displayed in this story, and the message that a determined person can attain what they believe really resonated with me.
What I didn’t like: Nothing.
In sum: An excellent book, and well worth reading. I recommend it!