Fatal Distraction

Fatal Distraction

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by Diane Capri
     
 

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author DIANE CAPRI Returns!

For fans of Lee Child, Jack Reacher, and John Grisham

"Full of thrills and tension - but smart and human too." -Lee Child, #1 World Wide Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers

Relentless victims' rights advocate Jess Kimball and Jack Reacher both deliver justice when the legal system

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author DIANE CAPRI Returns!

For fans of Lee Child, Jack Reacher, and John Grisham

"Full of thrills and tension - but smart and human too." -Lee Child, #1 World Wide Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers

Relentless victims' rights advocate Jess Kimball and Jack Reacher both deliver justice when the legal system fails. Reacher waits until trouble finds him and then he does whatever it takes. But Jess pursues legal justice and draws lines she will not cross. How can she win against killers who refuse to follow the rules?

Three years ago, beloved Florida Governor Helen Sullivan's world shattered when her only son died in a senseless car crash, killing his best friend, too. Helen quickly discovered Eric's crash was no accident and lured the killer to her son's funeral to be caught.

When the shooting ceased in the small country church, Helen believed her nightmare was over. Instead, she'd unwittingly escalated her duel with a cunning and patient assassin.

Now, investigative journalist Jess Kimball is driven to find the horrifying truth. Is the Central Florida Child Killer guilty? Or is the real killer still out there?

Helen and Jess together face the determined killer in a pitched battle of wit and nerve. Who will survive?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781940768120
Publisher:
AugustBooks
Publication date:
09/27/2014
Pages:
362
Sales rank:
1,194,156
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

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Meet the Author

New York Times, USA Today and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author Diane Capri's work is "Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too," says #1 worldwide publishing phenomenon Lee Child.

Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award-winning MWA Past President and Grand Master, says: "Expertise shines on every page."

And Library Journal raves: "....offers tense legal drama with courtroom overtones, twisty plots, and loads of atmosphere. Recommended."

Diane Capri is Licensed to Thrill, and thrill she does. Diane's Hunt for Jack Reacher series began with Don't Know Jack and keep on thrilling readers around the world. All of Diane's books have thrilled readers and garnered #1Bestseller spots on Mystery, Hard-boiled Mystery, Police Procedural, Women Sleuths, and Legal Thriller lists. Diane's Bestselling Justice Series are wold-wide reader favorites and garnered the coveted "Top Pick" from Romantic Times Magazine as well.

Diane is the past Executive Vice President of International Thriller Writers, past member of the Board of the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and active in Alliance of Independent Authors, Sisters in Crime and other writing organizations. She comes to writing after a successful legal career and is married to her college sweetheart. She loves her snowbird existence preferring perpetual summer migrating from Florida to Michigan each year.

Diane says she writes mystery, thriller and suspense for the same reason she reads: for fun, excitement, to find out what happens, why people do what they do, and how to bring justice to an unjust world. Her books are translated in twenty territories. Diane loves to hear from readers. Contact her at dianecapri.com/contact/ to receive notice of new releases, subscribe to Diane's blog, or simply connect with her.

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Fatal Distraction 4.2 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 37 reviews.
MisfitGeek More than 1 year ago
This was a fast-paced, suspenseful thriller that kept me engrossed start to finish. I was immediately pulled into the story and literally didn’t want to stop reading. Although the identity of the killer is revealed early in the book, it does not detract from the overall plot. It was an interesting strategy and it worked very well. What I truly loved about this book were the characters. The plot centers around two strong, intelligent women. Jess Kimball is an investigative journalist on a crusade for victims rights. Governor Helen Sullivan has strong moral values and a belief in the law. I particularly enjoyed the respect these two women had for each other and how well they worked together. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good thriller with plenty of twists. This was by no means a who-done-it but a very engaging tale to say the least. It is a most worthy read.
MelindaVan More than 1 year ago
I’m so glad I took a break from science fiction and fantasy to read Fatal Distraction. It’s smart, fast-paced, personal and, dare I say, thrilling. It’s the kind of “this could happen to me” thrill that really chills me to the bone if I think about it too much. I could not put this book down until I found out if everything was going to turn out okay. Does it? Well you’ll have to read it and see! This story features two fantastic women: Jess, a reporter who is on a personal crusade for victim’s rights, and Helen, the governor of Florida. I wish all of our politicians were like Helen. She is solid in her beliefs, fair, and she stands for something. She follows the law, even if it doesn’t necessarily make her happy. I can respect that. Jess strives for the truth, even if it’s painful, and even if she doesn’t like the answer. I can respect that too. What hooked me about this story was watching these two women, both with their unique opinions and point of view, each just trying to do the right thing. I think they made quite a team. One I wouldn’t mind joining. The other hook for me was the relationship between Helen and her husband Oliver. I don’t want to give away plot twists, but I will say poor Oliver is having one hell of a week. He’s still grieving the loss of their son, he’s had a stroke, and in general he’s not in a happy place. And then he’s…well, go read the story. Through it all, Helen stands by his side. That, more than anything, tells you what kind of person she is. I loved this couple for their strength, courage, and dedication to each other. Even in the face of politics, and loss, and crap that life throws their way. We should all be so lucky as to have a relationship like that. I also love that in the end, both Jess and Helen are two women who can kick some ass. The world needs more ass-kickers. If you like legal thrillers, and you like strong women, you’ll love this. It’s Grisham meets a female Jack Reacher, with a twist. Helen is the legal mind. Jess actively seeks situations where she can make a difference. She does that with a sharp mind and pen/computer, instead of lethal force, but the effect is just as devastating to the bad guy in the end. I’m really hoping they make a movie out of this one. I’m already casting it in my head.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very tense at times. I really enjoyed it.
jef71 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book very much. That author sent it to me. Fatal Distraction by Diane Capri Jess Kimball pursues legal justice and draws the lines she will not cross. Florida Governor Helen Sullivan's world shattered when her only son died in a senseless car crash, killing his best friend, too. Helen quickly discovered Eric's cash was no accident. The killer tried twice to kill her husband. She did not give in, she had to be strong. Her and Jess had to find the killer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. She is almost as good as John Grisham. It kept my interest. I would recommend anyone enjoying Grisham would enjoy this one.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
This was my first Diane capri novel and will most certainly not be my last. I must highly recommend "Fatal Distration" by Diane Capri. "Fatal Distraction" by Diane Capri is a suspenseful novel that held me enthralled from start to finish. At first, I was a little disappointed when the killer was revealed so early in the story. I quickly realized, however, that by revealing the killer, Capri provides the reader with a sense of intrigue about the killer's motives. Throughout the story, I was on the edge of my seat seeking answers as to why the killer is committing such crimes. This clever tactic by Capri takes the reader to a whole new level in crime thrillers. I was also impressed by the characters in "Fatal Distraction." It was refreshing to read about two strong female characters that work together so seamlessly dispite differing opinions. Although the plot centers around capital punishment, it doesn't follow the time-worn debates that have become customary regarding the issue. Instead, it provides a new perspective on capital punishment and victims' rights that I had not considered. I thoroughly enjoyed this fast paced page turner and I will be seeking more novels by Diane Capri. Rating: 4 Heat Rating: None Reviewed by: Molly Waters Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
acorley84 More than 1 year ago
Title: Fatal Distraction Author: Diane Capri Length: 360 pages Publisher: Stonegate, Inc. Published: December 5, 2013 Genres: Legal Thriller/Mystery Rating: ¿¿¿¿ Description: Relentless victims’ rights advocate Jess Kimball and Jack Reacher both deliver justice when the legal system fails. Reacher waits until trouble finds him and then he does whatever it takes. But Jess pursues legal justice and draws lines she will not cross. How can she win against killers who refuse to follow the rules? Three years ago, beloved Florida Governor Helen Sullivan’s world shattered when her only son died in a senseless car crash, killing his best friend, too. Helen quickly discovered Eric’s crash was no accident and lured the killer to her son’s funeral to be caught. When the shooting ceased in the small country church, Helen believed her nightmare was over. Instead, she’d unwittingly escalated her duel with a cunning and patient assassin. Now, investigative journalist Jess Kimball is driven to find the horrifying truth. Is the Central Florida Child Killer guilty? Or is the real killer still out there? Helen and Jess together face the determined killer in a pitched battle of wit and nerve. Who will survive? Review: This was a page-turning fast-paced thriller that I just couldn't get enough of! One more chapter was just not enough! Diane Capri chooses to use different writing methods for her mystery that I think were excellent! Rather than writing the mystery as a who done it, you figured out the who pretty early on, leaving you to sit and ponder why in the world would this person be possessed to do the things that he/she is doing! It was a great strategy for an interesting twist! I really admired the characters in this book, and maybe that is what drew me to the book even more, because the two main characters are two strong, independent, intelligent women. They are both the epitome of outstanding lead characters. All of the characters blended nicely together and provided an interesting array of personalities. The story was very engaging and fulfilling and quite easy to just get lost in what is going on. It will take a reader on his/her own, very unique, roller coaster ride, leaving you saying, shew! at the end!  Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great, twisty ride! This is the first read from this author and certainly won't be my last! I look forward to see more of Jess Kimball and Helen Sullivan in the future! Disclaimer: This book was provided to me by the author, Diane Capri, in return for an honest/unbiased review.
Anonymous 5 months ago
This book was action packed from the beginning to the end. It was well written and the characters were engaging. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who wants to read a good thriller.
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shoopie1 More than 1 year ago
This book is another great book by Diane Capri! She takes two strong women characters that have different views but, believe in doing what is right and stand by it. I am a huge fan of Diane and she did not disappoint. A real page turner you will not want to put down - you want to see what happens next and when you think you have it figured out - there is another twist. I don't want to give away too much. You have to read it to appreciate --
Maijaquips More than 1 year ago
A fast paced story that kept and held my interest throughout when I read it 8 mos ago or so. It was my first read by Diane Capri and it started my reading of more of her books. A page turner for sure!
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Good fast paced story Bingaux
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pawngal More than 1 year ago
Kept my attention from start to finish
otterly More than 1 year ago
Couldn't read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me up all night until I finished!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book I really enjoy this author. Will get the next of her books.
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272 Pages. Believable characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the suspence. Nice rrad