Chasing Destiny

Chasing Destiny

by Eric Jerome Dickey


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Billie is as notorious for her beauty as she is for the hot yellow Ducati motorcycle she rides down L.A.'s meanest streets. Tough and talented, she does things her way. Until an unplanned pregnancy spins her life out of control. Her problem: Her lover Keith's divorce decree has been revoked, forcing him to choose between Billie and his dangerously manipulative wife, Carmen, along with their troubled and deceptive daughter, Destiny, a fifteen-year-old dancing on the edge of womanhood. Horrific things happen when Keith's daughter disappears in the company of low friends in dark places. And in chasing Destiny, Billie, Keith, and Carmen find their lives inextricably linked by a dangerous and seductive pursuit-at any speed, at any cost.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451219275
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/03/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 181,754
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Eric Jerome Dickey is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty previous novels as well as a six-issue miniseries of graphic novels featuring Storm (X-Men) and the Black Panther. Originally from Memphis, Dickey now lives on the road and rests in whatever hotel will have him.


Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

July 7, 1961

Place of Birth:

Memphis, Tennessee


B.S., University of Memphis, 1983

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Dickey is a master at writing about women and what they want and how they want it. (Publishers Weekly)

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Chasing Destiny 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 123 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down waiting for a sequel. . . wonder what happens to Billie and Raheem. . . .
Guest More than 1 year ago
there was way way way to many details and not enough dialogue which is ridiculous......the ending SUCKED.....he did all that detail at the beginning to just rush the ending and barely explain wat went down with everyone!!!!!
hisdab_4eva More than 1 year ago
I have read this book twice. Its so intense. I don't really like how it ended without further details on the four young girls involved but I love this book to deaht and have recommended to everyone I know
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had a very good storyline....however I found myself nodding off at the elaborate and drawn out descriptions of everything. He needed to get to the point. It took me a month to read this book and I usually finish books in no more than two days.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Book was good.It had me staying up late trying to get to the bottom of what some one did. The beginning was great its just the ending i wasn't to crazy about!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I usually can read a book in 2-3 days but this was a little drawn out... Too many minor details such as city streets and highways. He could've given more towards the character destiny. This book should've been named billie. I hated the way it ended.....
sunshine608 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
EJD is back. Enjoyed this one.
smilz2010 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite book. I read it when i was in high school in one night.
dclaxton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Really good book. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down. I always had to know what was going to happen next. The ending was not what I had in mind, but it was nonetheless a really good book. The best that I have read in a really long time.
Araya05 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a good book. However, EJd has diverged from his original witty romance novel tone. This book was a cross between a terry woods novel and a Zane novel. The sensulality in his books has definitely progressed to almost erotica. Still love him though.
MsNikki on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Was a fun light read, I finished it in one day. A little convoluted, the drama was a bit much. I kept thinking maybe he watches too many soap operas.However his sex scenes are hot! Which is always a great addition to the crappiest of books.
altima313 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This novel was a nice departure from his previous novel "Genevieve," that I didn't favor. The overall plot of the book held my attention from the beginning to the end. However it had certain parts in it were the dialogue dragged on and it could have been edited and gotten more to the point. EJD does not soothe the writer and give them what they want, but instead, cleverly twists away from the norm creating a controversial tale. This book is similar to the movie "Crash", the movie that showed how several different lives crashed into one another over a day or two in Los Angeles by just a few degrees of separation! The creativity was in how he managed to link all of these people together.I love the way he incorporates current events like Hurricane Katrina and characters from previous books into his current works of fiction. The main character reads the billboard that's asking for information on the murderer of Lisa Wolf you instantly get a flashback to his novel "Drive me Crazy".The ending was a bit abrupt, but tied up nicely. This is certainly Dickey's redemption... he came back strong with "Chasing Destiny" and as always I look forward to more by him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chasing Destiny, is a story about finding love in all the wrong places. Looking for something to belong to and someone to share it with. The cover caught my eye, the story captured my soul. Truly one of my favorites!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book.....I have read this book multiple times!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fav book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Some of the characters situations were just like a normal person life. It's a big step away from the money, sex, drugs, and murder books i read as a young teen. His books set my mind at ease. I felt the ending could have been better, he could've gave us a little more than what he did. But overall it was good to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We need a part two! It was amazing
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TREADO More than 1 year ago
The Deceit My favorite character is Destiny because she’s not your average 15 year old she runs away from her and meets two dudes who then has two more girls in the car who dislikes her and she fights them which causes her to drug her and has her raped when destiny awakes she seeks revenge on everyone who had something to do with it , while Destiny’s out causing trouble her father Keith trying to handle the divorce between destiny’s mom Carmen and Billie who has an unplanned pregnancy Chasing Destiny is an extraordinary and really captivating book to me it really is fulfilled with lots of drama and shocking surprises throughout the book, Revenge , Deceit , and Loyalty makes the climax of this book absolutely amazing !! I would say the novel is a best-seller with all the juicy drama coming from it
Only_Divine More than 1 year ago
This was my first time reading a EJD book. I bought it months ago, read a chapter, put it down and then finally finished it in two days. I loved the suspense and drama. But I feel it was too much dialogue! I wanted him to get to the point in many conversations. Other then that I loved how it left you guessing and how all the characters were connected in one way or another. At the end I was left dumb-founded, felt like there needed to be a conclusion. Like if Viviane and Jacob seen the DVD and if Billie tooke Keith back for the upteenth time....??? Part 2 please....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is favorire ejd book by far. It is intense and encapsulates the reader from the very first scene to the last very last word. The details make a story and this novel just keeps giving punch after punch after punch! Ive never felt so in the moment. My only critique is the book cover. Its super tacky and if it wasnt a ejd book I would have never picked it up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first EJD book I read. I really liked this book and it has made me want to read more by EJD and has also made me a fan of his work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But yes a little long winded, and many possibility for part 2 or spinoff
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Highly recommond this book. But inly read if u are ateen because it has a couple sex related scencs