Fit To Kill
A Novel by Donnie Ray Whetstone
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.
About the Author
Donnie Whetstone resides in Tumwater, 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 owner of Whetstone Fitness located in Olympia, 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 writing a new novel entitled Night Spear, a suspense drama that combines both the supernatural and the military.
Fit To Kill Book Reviews and Awards
READERS FAVORITE / 5 out of 5 Stars
"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." - Alice D.
THE DEEPENING RECOMMENDED
"It lulls you into its sunny morning overview of a city. You focus on one gym–a woman and her trainer. Then death, grisly, morbid, and gruesome, slams you right between the eyes. Well-written, this novel holds solid promise to rivet and satisfy." – D. L. Keur
THE TO BE READ PILE
"Things were done so that it kept you guessing most of the way through. It was graphic and violent and I loved it....This was fast paced, detailed and had a mind blower of an ending. A great serial killer thriller for lovers of the genre." - Kim
HAVE YOU HEARD MY BOOK REVIEW
"It's really very well written .... Over all a good read .... I gave this one 4 out of 5 books" - Melanie
PORTLAND BOOK REVIEW
"A good pot boiler for a rainy afternoon."