Monday, October 26, 2015

Deadlock by Diann Mills - REVEIWED

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing

About the Book: 
Two murders have rocked the city of Houston. Are they the work of a serial killer, or is a copycat trying to get away with murder?

That is the question facing Special Agent Bethany Sanchez, who is eager for her new assignment in violent crimes but anxious about meeting her new partner. Special Agent Thatcher Graves once arrested her brother, and he has a reputation for being a maverick. Plus, their investigative styles couldn’t be more opposite: he operates on instinct, while she goes by the book.

When hot leads soon fizzle out, their differences threaten to leave them deadlocked. But an attempt on their lives turns up the heat and brings them closer together, and a third victim might yield the clue that will help them zero in on a killer. This could be the case of their careers . . . if they can survive long enough to solve it. 

My Thoughts:
Time and evidence would reveal the truth.”  (p. 55)

There were time during my reading of Deadlock that I seriously wondered whether or not Agent Bethany Sanchez or Agent Thatcher Graves really wanted to know the truth. Yes, they are always eager to get to the bottom of the case to reveal the serial killer that is wrecking havoc on their city, but in their own personal lives, they seem almost too content to keep their secrets to themselves.  Like their most recent case pursuing the Scorpion, time and evidence reveals the truth behind their personal lives that gives them motivation for great success in their professional lives.

I am always amazed at the dynamite that explodes from DiAnn Mills’ pen!  She never ceases to amaze and confound me when I read her work!  She is gifted to be able to weave a realistic personal side into the complexities of the plot that drives the lives of her characters.  All of her characters begin to walk a fine line when their personal lives inadvertently affect their professional careers as FBI agents. 

Bethany and Thatcher are no exception.  They seem to be a little more broken and imperfect than some of Mills’ characters, but, in the end, it is that brokenness that lends reality to their life choices, their faith, and their relationship.  I believe we will see them again in the future as undercover agents with a superlative track record!  They certainly survived enough in Deadlock to earn that privilege!  

About the Author:
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels.

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne du Maurier, Inspirational Reader's Choice, and Carol Award contests. Library Journal presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the Christian fiction category for Firewall.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; the 2015 president of the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope & Love chapter; and a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and International Thriller Writers. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.

DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at

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