Touched by Fatality: A Novel


Anne Bellegia

Anne Bellegia spent forty years in product marketing within the healthcare industry, an industry fueled by the human hope for the elusive silver bullet to delay or prevent mortality. Along the way she treated herself to massage training and now volunteers in the realms of lifelong learning, aging services, end-of-life planning, and hospice. Touch by Fatality is her first novel.

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Caitlin McPherson lived a life most would envy. Married to wealthy biotech wunderkind Jeff Llewellyn, she was confident of her place in the world as a beloved wife and psychiatric nurse practitioner. She believed science holds the answers to everything—perhaps even immortality. But following her husband’s sudden death from a tragic falling accident, Caitlin found herself a young widow, shattered and hectored at every turn by the media.

In search of privacy, she flees Seattle for Desert Hills, a small town in the California desert, and reinvents herself as a massage therapist. As she forms ties with the people of her new hometown, she struggles to make sense of her radically different life and the old life she left behind. But there is no escaping fatality. Caitlin soon becomes caught up in a puzzling murder investigation and begins to question the circumstances of her husband’s accident. The nature of reality, she soon discovers, may not be as concrete as she once believed.

Written with passionate sensitivity from one who has witnessed the suffering of grief, Touched by Fatality beautifully illustrates how a tragedy can open our eyes to a greater reality and the importance of forgiveness.


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