Tuesday, March 26, 2013

CFBA: The Survivor by DiAnn Mills

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


Kariss and Tigo are back with another cold case and this one is even more nail biting than the first. Kariss should have learned her lesson when she nearly died researching her last book with the FBI, but that drive to that pushes her to find the truth just can't be ignored. Much to Tigo's frustration. Not that he should complain too much when he has so much of the same drive reflected in himself. But, as Tigo would say, he was trained to handle this...

DiAnn Mills has done a fantastic job once again of bringing a real cold case to life and fictionalizing it just as Kariss does in The Survivor. The story is gritty, hold-your-breath suspense. (The fact that one of my best friends is named Amy Garrett made it all the more unsettling.) Just when you think you might know how these cases tie together, you're thrown for another loop. Perfect. Just the way it should be.

For those who read the first book, The Chase, you will remember that Tigo and Kariss's relationship was left on a rocky note. Be prepared to ride a rollercoaster of emotion with them as they find their path together - or will it be apart? That will depend on Tigo and his relationship with God. There is a great scene here, but I don't want to give anything away, so you'll just have to read it for yourself. :)

I don't think I could praise this book strongly enough, in fact I may have enjoyed it even more than The Chase and that one had me sold hands down.

You can read my review of The Chase HERE.


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.


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

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