Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Survivor by DiAnn Mills

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Survivor
Zondervan (March 5, 2013)
DiAnn Mills

After reading The Chase last year and loving it I have been excitedly waiting for my chance to read this book and I was quite happy to have the chance to review it. Unfortunately this book didn't reach the awesomeness of the first book. I still really enjoyed it, it just wasn't as good. At the end of The Chase Tigo and Kariss's relationship hadn't fully blossomed into a romance so I thought that this book would take place shortly after that with their romance fully blooming. But I was really wrong. It's about a year later and they have had a relationship, broken it off and are now barely speaking to each other. While this worked well for the story it left me feeling slightly robbed of that time. The only other problems with that I had were a few occasions of too much detail and the obsessive mentioning of Tigo's Buzz Lightyear fascination
And now that I've gotten that off my chest I can talk about what I did like! The plot of this book was really cool with some interesting twists added that made for a read that you didn't want to put down (I read it in practically two sittings). I once again enjoyed Tigo and Kariss's characters as well as the returning secondary characters from The Chase, such as Tigo's partner Ryan, Kariss's sister Vicki, and Special Agent in Charge Linc. All in all I really liked this book and would recommend it though you should read book one first!

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

Kariss meets Dr. Amy Garrett, who survived a brutal childhood attack in which the assailant was never found. Now Dr. Garrett wants her story written in a novel. Kariss wishes she could seek the advice of Special Agent Tigo Harris, but she broke off the relationship a few months prior and seeing him again would be too painful. She interviews Amy and conducts her own research, stepping unaware into a viper's pit of danger. Tigo misses Kariss and wants her back, but he understands why she broke off their relationship. Instead, he concentrates on solving a car bombing and bringing the killer to justice. As Kariss's new story attracts an onslaught of danger that she never expected, can Tigo save the woman he loves and find who wants her dead for writing about an unsolved cold-case?

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


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