Friday, May 11, 2012
Book Review and Giveaway: The Chase by DiAnn Mills
Synopsis: To the FBI it's a cold case. To Kariss Walker it's a hot idea that could either reshape or ruin her writing career. And it's a burning mission to revisit an event she can never forget.
Five years ago, an unidentified little girl was found starved to death in the woods behind a Houston apartment complex. A TV news anchor at the time, Kariss reported on the terrifying case. Today, as a New York Times bestselling author, Kariss intends to turn the unsolved mystery into a suspense novel. Enlisting the help of FBI Special Agent Tigo Harris, Kariss succeeds in getting the case reopened. But the search for the dead girl's missing mother yields a discovery that plunges the partners into a witch's brew of danger.
The old crime lives on in more ways than either of them could ever imagine. Will Kariss's pursuit of her dream as a writer carry a deadly price tag? Drawing from a real-life cold case, bestselling novelist DiAnn Mills presents a taut collage of suspense, faith, and romance in The Chase.
Review: WOW, I had never read any of Diann's books, but I'm ready to go off and read the rest of them! AND a I am quite happy that this will become a series of books, as the characters are very likable and as a reader, I want to know what comes next for them all! Diann does a great job of making the characters very likable and engaging, as well as adding a sub-story that crosses over into the primary search for a child's killer.You will be very engrossed in the story, almost from the beginning!
Diann also does a wonderful job of walking the line between a secular fiction and Christian fiction book- she incorporates Christianity into the book in a very real-life way, that not only makes sense, but is very appropriate to the situations the characters are going through. This genre is fast exploding, and I know that DiAnn will be at the forefront with books from this series, if she keeps to the same level of writing!
I greatly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it for a change of pace, for book clubs and for church groups, especially women's groups, as there is much that can be discussed from it, that focuses on real life situations (discussion questions on Diann's website). Which is why I want to share the book with a lucky BTHM reader!
You can read an excerpt on the author's website!
About the Author: Award-winning author DiAnn Mills is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed suspense-filled novels. DiAnn's first book was published in 1998. She currently has more than fifty books published. Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists and have won placements through the American Christian Fiction riter's Carol Awards and Inspirational Reader's Choice awards. DiAnn won Christy Awards in 2010 and 2011. Check out her website for more!
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