Monday, October 8, 2012

The Chase by DiAnn Mills

Book Description:
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.

My Thoughts:
I enjoyed this book.  Kariss is a former news anchor, now bestselling romance novelist   She has decided to change genera against the judgment of her publicist and wants to do a mystery/suspense.  She wants to solve the murder of Cherish Doe, a little girl who was killed and no one has ever found any solid leads on.  She is to shadow Tigo and learn about the FBI from him and she hopes, talk him into opening Cherish's case again.  
I liked the two main characters.  Kariss was smart, opinionated and very good at what she puts her mind to.  Tigo is almost a 'one-track mind' but he is loving and caring.  He is a loner and sometimes doesn't seem to think things through but he is an amazing FBI agent.  I loved how the two of them first saw each other, that was amusing to say the least.  My heart broke for the little girl's story and how heartless some people are.  
I rate this a 4/5.  It was a good, clean read.

Thank you to Zondervan for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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