Monday, March 26, 2012

CFBA: The Chase by DiAnn Mills

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


Other than the fact it took me a while to figure out how to pronounce the main characters names, (Not sure if I did, I just settled on what sounded okay to me and stuck with it. I chose CARE-iss and TEE-go.) I love the book. It was fast paced, the suspense and action were steady and had me holding my breath a few times. I appreciate the author's message to protect our children. I know this cold case was set in Texas, but we had a Precious Doe case in our area that drew the whole city's prayers and attention. Sadly, I'm sure many cities do, and it made it all the more identifiable.

This is the first book in a new series, and I knew that from the begining. My impatient nature wanted the romance angle to have more resolve at the end of the book, but I know I'll be glad there is still more to tantalize and draw me in as the series progresses. I found it hard to put down and I look forward to the next book.


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.

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


DiAnn Mills said...

Thanks for posting a review for The Chase!

I appreciate you.


April Erwin said...

Thanks for stopping by, DiAnn, glad to have you. :)