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Monday, March 26, 2012

The Chase

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

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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  

My Thoughts About The Book:
The story in The Chase is a good one; however, I found Ms Mills' writing to be a bit stilted.  The story itself just didn't flow very well.  And Kariss's "conversion" toward the end of the book seemed to be kinda thrown in for good measure and seemed like an obligatory "add-on".  With that said, I would still be interested in reading the next installment in this series.  I found the story of a writer (Kariss) wanting to switch genres intriguing and you can't help but want to know where Kariss and Tigo's future together might lead them!

You can order the book from by going HERE.  

Happy Reading,


Tesha said...

Thanks for the review, I appreciate your honesty in it....I really need to start reading again, I have been so off my normal schedule that it just hasn't happened.

DiAnn said...

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