Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Chase by DiAnn Mills - REVIEWED

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Chase

Zondervan (March 27, 2012)


DiAnn Mills


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


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.

My Thoughts:

An FBI agent bent on breaking up a gun smuggling gang, and an award-winning author of women’s fiction is the most unlikely team ever imagined in fiction! At least it is one of the most unusual! DiAnn Mills combines the two very effectively and weaves a story of courage, family, partnership, friendship and human depravity that takes the reader into the heart of a cold case surrounding the death of an innocent girl.

Stirred by a desire to see justice done, Kariss Walker stakes her entire career on bringing the story to the public as a work of fiction. Paired with Special Agent Tigo Harris she is plunged into a very dark and dangerous network of crime and depravity that takes her to the very brink of death – much more than she bargained for! Through Tigo’s tough, relentless pursuit of justice, and the desire to faithfully care for the people in his life, Kariss is brought to a new understanding of the human condition. Tigo learns that in the midst of the darkest circumstances there is One who sacrificed everything so that we can live for others. Kariss learns that some things in life that you thought were so very important, have little meaning in light of eternity and standing in the gap for those who are unable to stand for themselves can make an eternal difference.

In the end, well, you have to discover what becomes of both of these very strong, vibrant characters yourself! You will come away with a new passion to protect the children that God has placed in your life, and you will be inspired to courageously defend those you are called to care for this side of eternity.

Watch the book video!

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

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