Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Chase - A Must-Read!

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Chase
Zondervan (March 27, 2012)
by
DiAnn Mills


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


DiAnn Mills believes her readers should “Expect an Adventure.” She is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed novels. Her books have won many awards through American Christian Fiction Writers, and she is the recipient of the Inspirational Reader’s Choice award for 2005, 2007, and 2010. She was a Christy Award finalist in 2008 and a Christy winner in 2010.

DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and is the Craftsman Mentor for the Christian Writer’s Guild. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops.

DiAnn and her husband live in Houston, Texas. Visit her website or find her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/diannmills

ABOUT THE BOOK

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.

Watch the book video!



If you would like to read the first chapter of The Chase, go HERE.

MY THOUGHTS

Buckle your seatbelt for this one -- and you might want to grab a Kevlar vest as well -- because DiAnn Mills will have you hanging on for dear life in this adrenaline-laced thriller!   Kariss Walker shatters FBI Agent Tigo Harris' stereotype of women authors as she goes toe-to-toe with him to research the cold case of Cherished Doe, the unidentified baby found dead and discarded five years ago.  Based on a real cold case from Houston's own FBI files, DiAnn Mills plunges the reader into the world of the FBI, undercover surveillance, gangs and gun cartels, and the result is a novel so authentic you will smell the "Venti, black" that Tigo gulps down every morning. This is a great read on so many levels; the heart-wrenching emotion of the cold case details, the tension & conflict between Tigo and Kariss, their individual faith journeys, and the lurking danger are just a few of the elements that kept me absolutely glued to the pages. DiAnn is in her element, writing heart-pounding suspense set in her home city, and I think this is her best book yet. I predict this first Crime Scene: Houston novel will be an award-winner, and I can't wait for the next one!

My long-time readers may remember that I posted an interview with DiAnn from last summer's trip to Atlanta for ICRS. In that interview she talked a bit about this book and how she got the insider information to make the gang and cartel aspects so realistic. You can find that interview here.


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3 comments:

Beth said...

I LOVE her books. Thanks for another great review. This is a MUST read for me!

skoots1mom said...

hahaha, will have to pass this one also to my hubbs...he loves anything with kevlar

DiAnn said...

Thanks for posting information about The Chase. I appreciate you!

DiAnn