Fit to Kill

Fiction - Suspense
304 Pages
Reviewed on 06/27/2012
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Author Biography

Donnie Whetstone resides in Rochester, Washington with his wife Diane. He is a full time personal trainer with over twenty years of experience and more than 70,000 training hours in homes, gyms and his own private training studio. Donnie is currently the co-owner of Fit Stop 24 Fitness Centers located in both Olympia and Yelm, Washington.

Though Fit to Kill is his first novel, he is no stranger to writing, having written numerous articles on nutrition, weight training and fitness; appearing in newspapers, magazines and the Internet. In Fit to Kill, his experience as a trainer allowed him to truly immerse the reader into the world of fitness in this detective thriller.

Donnie also has 13 years of military service in both the US Marines and US Army serving as a platoon sergeant and acting first sergeant. His experience as a trainer and veteran was extremely helpful in writing Fit to Kill. He is currently in the process writing a new novel with the working title of Night Spear. It combines both the supernatural and military drama.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Alice DiNizo for Readers' Favorite

La Flore police woman Tara Tanner feels that there is a serial killer loose in the town she serves. The body of a woman, Terri Gibson, initially reported missing by her longtime friend Sophia, is found with the head brutally mashed. Overweight Cassandra is found with her body sliced open brutally and Jacob Nelson's decapitated body is discovered. A local homeless man is picked up by the police but he only grabbed a victim's underpants and masturbated on her dead body. Tara, product of a dysfunctional home where her father drank himself senseless while her mother conducted endless affairs, has made a good life with former policeman Dale and their daughters, Megan and Sara, and she knows that she must be careful in following a killer for she doesn't want her family hurt in any way. She suspects one of the many personal trainers in La Flore, a handsome, well-toned man named Daniel S. Wade, who was washed out of the Navy Seal program just days before his graduation. There is something about Daniel that just gives Tara a cold feeling. But is he the killer?

"Fit to Kill" is a riveting story of a police woman chasing a really scary killer who does not come across as psychotic on the surface. Good characters, good plot and good writing makes "Fit to Kill" a to-die-for read for thriller fans.