Fate: Timeless Trilogy, Book 1
by Tallulah Grace
Death stalks Kris in dreams and in reality. The target of a cunning serial killer, Kris must defend her life and her love. Visions prepare her for what’s coming, but is knowledge enough to change the future? Or will demented mania claim victory over fated love?
The good things in life are coming together for Kristina Collins. She’s found her ideal home, her career is on track for mega success and the man of her dreams has finally come back into her life.
In Fate, the first installment of the Timeless Trilogy, Kris Collins discovers the benefits and risks of having precognitive visions while being stalked by a serial killer. Her friends can’t help her, the FBI can’t save her; she must save herself.
The Timeless Trilogy heroines, Kristina, Veronica and Cassandra, each deal with paranormal abilities as they discover and rediscover eternal love.
“Wait a minute, find a weapon.” Cassie picked up a heavy flashlight. “This works.”
Roni grabbed the lighter. “I’ve got mine.”
Kris reached for the baseball bat behind the sliding glass door. “I’m ready.”
They looked at each other and broke into a fit of nervous giggles. “Shhhhh,” Kris said. “We’ll lose the element of surprise.” That only made them laugh harder, thanks in part to the wine and in part to the absurdity of the situation. After a minute, sanity prevailed.
“Okay, stay together and try to be quiet. Let’s go.” Kris led the way to the path that circled around to her neighbor’s deck stairs. She stopped suddenly, listening intently.
“What is it, why did you stop?”
“I thought I heard something… where is the light?” With a clear view of the deck and the porch, it was obvious that no light source, moving or stationary, came from either. They stood quietly, straining to hear anything above the noise of the waves.
“Maybe it was a firefly. There’s nothing there now. Let’s go back, this is creeping me out.” Roni turned back down the path.
“Okay,” Kris and Cassie turned to join her. “If it was a firefly, it was the size of a golf ball and I sure don’t want to run into it.” Kris tried to ignore the quick chill leaving icy tracks up her spine. Every nerve ending was suddenly on alert. She spun quickly to see if anyone was following them, but no one was there. She turned back toward home just as the man stepped away from the dark side of the house.
First I must say that I love a book that gets a grip on you right from the start, and this is exactly that kind of book. Tallulah has written a very believable work of art here! I could easily see this story being made into a movie in the future. But enough about this kind of thing, and on to my review....
This story finds Kris Collins at a fairly good point in her life. She has a couple of really great friends; Cassie and Roni, who seem more like family than they do friends. I say this because of how close they are and because of how carefree, relaxed and enduring their relationship is. She also has a great home, a great job, and an old flame; Nicholas, has just moved in right next door to her by coincidence. Wow, sounds like everything is absolutely perfect, right?? Well, not for long anyways.
Soon, Kris is having horrible nightmares that something bad is going to happen. Then she starts to receive flowers from an unknown source. But, finally after a particularly distressing encounter on the beach, she definitely thinks that something is wrong and that something bad is going to happen. She does the right thing and confides in her friends, boyfriend, and the police for help. (This is one of the things that I was saying helps to make this story so believable.) When Kris' visions start (she has premonitions) she knows that she must go with her instincts and do whatever she has to do to keep herself safe.
Damian, a serial killer who has chosen Kris as his next target, is a very disturbing character. The things he will do and the lengths he will go to, to haunt and stalk Kris are really quite alarming. As the story unfolds even more, we learn just how sick and contorted he truly is.
I don't want to give everything away, but you've absolutely got to get a copy of Fate and find out exactly what happens from start to finish. You wont believe just how suspenseful this book really is. And, one more thing, Fate is only the first installment in the Timeless Trilogy. I look forward to books two and three, where we will learn a whole lot more about Kris' friends Roni and Cassie.
Tallulah Grace is an aficionado of anything paranormal, loves to read a good thriller and creates characters that become friends. Tallulah was born and raised in a small southern town located in the foothills of the vibrant Blue Ridge Mountains. When she's not developing characters and weaving stories, Tallulah enjoys antiquing and bead-weaving.
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