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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Review: The Chase by DiAnn Mills

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.

Watch the book video!

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

My rating:

My thoughts:

Wow! I LOVED this book! From the beginning it was interesting, entertaining, and suspenseful! Since The Chase contained some truths to an actual FBI-solved cold case, the entire story was so believable!

Kariss Walker is a New York Times bestselling author, but instead of writing another women's fiction novel, she wants to write a suspense about the cold case of "Cherished Doe." While researching for the novel, she gets in a lot of danger and might not be able to escape with her life... fiction meets real life.

I don't think I was ever bored when reading The Chase. Even when a scene didn't have a lot of suspense (which wasn't often), just the dialogue between characters or whatever else was happening was interesting.

The characters were so great! Kariss and Tigo were definitely my favorites in the book. I especially liked how Tigo cared so much about his mom... that was really sweet! :)

I am really looking forward to DiAnn Mills next Crime Scene Houston novel because I want to find out what happens in these characters' lives! This is a great story that I recommend if you enjoy a great suspenseful ride with a little romance.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*


  1. I completely agree with your review! This book is so good and I can't believe we have to wait until next year for book two!

    1. Ugh... I didn't know it was going to be THAT long of a wait...

      Book two sounds like it will be just as good as The Chase... and the excerpt makes me really want to read it! :)

      Thanks for commenting, Abbi! :)

  2. I have enjoyed several of DiAnn's books -- specifically, "The Fire in Ember" and "Under a Desert Sky." Both delightful!

    1. Ohh! I haven't read those yet, but they are on my wishlist! :)

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



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