Killer Fate [NOOK Book]

Overview

Fate? Or Murphy's Law? Turning 30 is traumatic enough without a hitman on your trail.

Facing the Big Three-Oh has Destiny DeGraff pondering her choices and wondering if life has more to offer than a cheating husband, boring job and meddlesome family. But change feels a lot like effort, and Destiny isn't ...
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Killer Fate

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Overview

Fate? Or Murphy's Law? Turning 30 is traumatic enough without a hitman on your trail.

Facing the Big Three-Oh has Destiny DeGraff pondering her choices and wondering if life has more to offer than a cheating husband, boring job and meddlesome family. But change feels a lot like effort, and Destiny isn't quite uncomfortable enough with the status quo to do anything about it.

Until she gets shot on the way to her own birthday party.

Suddenly on the run from an assassin hired by her husband, Destiny becomes a magnet for disaster when she innocently interrupts a bank heist and not-so-innocently gets involved with the two most eligible bachelors in town.

As the dead bodies pile up and it becomes clear that Destiny holds the key to unraveling a mystery that has haunted the small town of Hope Springs for over a decade, the odds of seeing another birthday seem less than promising. But never one to believe in fate, Destiny determines to get out of her rut - if only she can live long enough.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013139077
  • Publisher: Sonnjea Blackwell
  • Publication date: 8/17/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 518,861
  • File size: 827 KB

Meet the Author

I was born in Fremont, California, the oldest of three children. I, of course, was mature and responsible. My brother and sister were brats who purposely annoyed me by looking at me and breathing too loud.

When I was three, we moved to Merced, a small central California town nobody’s ever heard of unless they got a speeding ticket there on the way to, well, anywhere else. I spent my time reading and making up stories. In my stories, the heroine was always an only child.

I grew up thinking I'd be a writer someday. I spent a lot of time not being a writer while I waited for someday to arrive. Finally, on the plane ride home from New York after my sister’s wedding, I decided it was time to start writing. I waited till we landed, then went to work as a “real” writer.

Turns out, being a real writer comes with petty annoyances like real writer’s block and a perpetual lack of real financial security. So I started writing web content to deal with the financial security issue. And I discovered improv comedy in an effort to alleviate the writer’s block. Now it’s hard to say which is more important to me, writing or improv, but it doesn’t matter anymore because in my world one can’t exist without the other.

I’ve been happily married to my husband, Scott, forever. He’s got degrees in math and physics and engineering and is a pretty swell guy. We live in Long Beach, California with our Jindo, Koji, in a house that’s a perpetual work-in-progress. The brats (and their spouses) are now some of my best friends, in large part because they quit looking at me and learned to breathe normally. My favorite food is sushi, my favorite color is orange, I work out with an Evil Trainer twice a week to keep in shape, my dream car is a ’63 Corvette. And if I could have any job in the world, I would be a writer. Or an improv performer.

Hey. I’m already both of those things. How friggin’ cool is that?
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    WOW I could not put this book down. I wish the author had more

    WOW I could not put this book down. I wish the author had more as I would
    be ordering everyone of them. I figured out about mid way who the
    assassin might be, but how the author got there, was entertaining.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2011

    Awesome Debut!

    Who knew hiding out from an estranged spouse, a professional assassin and a couple of no-good thugs could be so much fun? A hilarious, well-written mystery in the vein of Stephanie Plum, Killer Fate had me laughing on the edge of my seat!

    Destiny DeGraff might be a totally ordinary 30-year-old living in not-so-sunny California, but her alter ego Kat McCall is anything but ordinary! Taking matters into her own hands when her husband hires a hitman and the chief of police doesn't believe her story, Destiny goes on the lam as Kat - and all hell breaks loose.

    Thanks to her uncanny ability to be in the wrong place at the wrong (right?) time, Kat seems to be the key to unlocking the deadly mystery that has haunted her adopted home of Hope Springs for more than 10 years. In less skilled hands, Kat's mishaps might seem contrived, but with Blackwell's strongly developed characters I totally believed Kat would find herself in every one of these situations.

    With the freedom to reinvent herself anyway she chooses, Kat is everything Destiny never was: bold, direct and even a little bit brave. Determined to live the rest of her life - however long or short that may be - to the fullest, Kat finds herself juggling two possible Mr. Rights, a handful of quirky friends and a passel of secrets with aplomb and a healthy dose of sarcasm. Her conversations with her sister and her new "boss" in particular were laugh-out-loud funny - and utterly believable.

    Killer Fate is fast-paced, hilarious and suspenseful, and I look forward to reading many more books by Ms. Blackwell.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    Best read in a long time

    This story had everything - drama, suspense, romance, mystery, wit and some good laughs. Characters were very well developed as was the story itself. I wanted more!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    GREAT READ

    Enjoyed very much - funny!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2014

    Good book

    Good but language - four letter words were not neccessary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2014

    good, humorous story

    This is a good mystery, though not my favorite by Sonnjea Blackwell. The story starts a little slow, and the characters are irritating at first, but then things pick up and the main character morphs into someone much more likeable. Like all her other mysteries, this one is well written and has humor, an interesting plot, and playful romance.
    JB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Wow

    707pgs. Grate book. Thie is my 2nd book from her and i loved it

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  • Posted October 13, 2013

    Wonderfully engaging and entertaining!!! I had to read the WHOLE

    Wonderfully engaging and entertaining!!! I had to read the WHOLE BOOK! Couldn't put it down! What a wonderful way to spend a few hours! The characters are well developed and the plot moves along quickly, so I just couldn't stop until it was over! Excellent book that I'd recommend to anyone who enjoys a fun mystery!!

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  • Posted July 12, 2013

    I was so very pleased to have purchased this book directly from

    I was so very pleased to have purchased this book directly from the author who happens to be my friend. So full disclosure done.
    I was reading this book during a time when I was studying on line. This book was one of those guilty pleasure,
    like chocolate, where you know you should not have but you do anyway. 
    I have no way of classifying this book, romance? adventure? feminist manifesto? comedy? thriller? All of the above. This is a book
    as books should be: entertaining, intelligent, realistic, where people speak like people and behave like real human beings, it also has somethings about relationships that is good to learn about.
    In summary, I am surprised you can get it for $0.99 because if you paid 25.00 you would thought it was well worth it. Enjoy. 

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  • Posted October 13, 2012

    Very enjoyable beach read

    This is a cute story that you don't need to think too hard about. Many parts were predictable but that was ok... it was fairly well written and the characters were enjoyable.

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