An excellent fast paced thriller (actually a romantic thriller) and I liked it!
Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2020
This book differs from most of H.P. Oliver’s other books. Instead of a historically based mystery, Fate’s fault is a contemporary time frame, with a thrilling plot as the characters deal with record breaking earthquakes in California and into Nevada. But the primary story is Fate pulling Kevin and Kieley together again after drifting apart from a former relationship. As they try to evacuate from the disaster, they gather a friend and make new acquaintances and cope with uncertainty and the emotional toll of the disaster.
Fate’s Fault is hard to put down as the reader is pulled forward through the events old man Fate places in front of Kevin and his group. The story is rapid paced, and I read the book in just a little over a day, which could make it ideal for a summer read or during travel.
A bonus for HPO books is his website which has “Visualizations” – snippets of the story and images that give a sense of place. Following along on a tablet browser along with the Kindle app enhances the enjoyment of the story.
HPO and co-author Tiare Peña delivered an excellent book combining a tragic natural disaster, human frailty, love, and the resilience of the human spirit in difficult times.
~L V Reader