Monday, July 21, 2014

Firewall by Diann Mills - REVIEWED

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing

About the Book:
After a whirlwind romance, Taryn Young is preparing to board a plane at Houston International Airport, bound for a dream honeymoon, when a bomb decimates the terminal. Injured but still alive, she awakens to discover her husband is missing and they’re both considered prime suspects in the attack. Further, the FBI is convinced her husband isn’t who he appears to be.

Agent Grayson Hall’s number-one priority is to catch those responsible for the day’s act of terror. All evidence is pointing to Taryn and her new husband. But his instinct tells him her pleas of innocence are genuine. Is her naiveté just for show, or could she truly be another victim of a master scheme, possibly linked to the software she recently developed for her company?

With both their lives and reputations on the line, and the media outcry for justice increasing with each passing minute, Taryn and Grayson have no choice but to trust one another . . . and pray they can uncover the truth before they become two more casualties. 

My Thoughts:
Odd how life could spin and drop at the same time.”  (p. 327)

Taryn makes this observation at a critical point in the novel, but her life has been spinning and dropping for the previous 326 pages!!  And so has mine!  To read a novel by Diann Mills is to launch yourself into the unknown and “expect an adventure.”  This novel has the lives of everyone in a tailspin from the very first page!

Adults, children, no one is safe in this novel!  And the plot line is so twisted that the reader will be in knots by the time things start to unwind!  Honestly!  Diann casts a number of red herring upon a very tumultuous sea of events – events that read like today’s headlines!  That’s what makes this novel a tad disturbing!  When the idea was conceived and written down, Diann could have never dream what the headlines would be in the month this novel released.  It’s almost as if the Lord Himself is putting an exclamation mark at the end!

See, it is my opinion that security is a myth – a vapor that is whisked away by the evil hand of terrorists around the globe.  Diann has tapped into the depth and breadth of the possibilities surrounding this idea and places Taryn and Grayson square in the middle of the tumult!  Neither of them escapes physical, emotional and spiritual upheaval throughout this novel, and their survival is questionable at best. 

Firewall kicks off Diann’s latest series FBI: Houston.  You don’t want to miss a word of it!! Believe me!  Your mouth will be gaping open with surprise time and time again!  GREAT adventure!!

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

1 comment:

DiAnn said...

Hi Kim, what a fabulous review. I so appreciate you!