Sunday, 8 April 2012

The Chase by DiAnn Mills


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 take:~

With her trademark suspense and a hint of romance, DiAnn Mills begins a new series about FBI hotshot Tigo Harris and dedicated journalist turned author, Kariss Walker.  Very reminiscent of the TV show Castle, which I found myself distracted by,  Tigo is forced to work with Kariss as she researches FBI practices for her latest novel and neither are happy about the matchup.  DiAnn’s characterisation is excellent,  particularly when it comes to Tigo, a complex and driven man, determined to wage war against the gangs smuggling guns and wreaking havoc in his city.  As these characters will continue in subsequent books the romance element in this story is minimal but it is clear that Kariss and Tigo make an intriguing couple.  The story slowed a little for me about two thirds the way through and I was eager for the action to take off, which it eventually did.  DiAnn honours law enforcement in the depiction of Tigo and his partner, Ryan Steadman as they act to solve what was a real life cold case.  Both Tigo and Kariss struggle with faith issues and I’m looking forward as their journey towards God is revealed.  The Chase is a solid start to this new series.

With thanks to the author for my review copy

Relz Reviewz Extras
Character spotlight on Bella & Carr
Reviews of Attracted to Fire, Sworn to Protect and Breach of Trust
Interview with DiAnn
Visit DiAnn's website
Buy DiAnn's books at Amazon and Koorong


Marianne said...

Thank you for the time you take to bring us your reviews. i am looking forward to this one! And loved yesterdays look at new releases.

Rachelle Rea said...

What an intriguing cover...and a story contained with the pages that sounds like it doesn't disappoint! :)

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