“The Survivor” by DiAnn Mills

Is it her next bestseller…Or her last words?

the_ survivorKariss 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?

Excerpt by author:  http://www.southernwritersonline.com/take-five.html

       

The Survivor by DiAnn Mills

 

DiAnn

Award-winning author DiAnn Mills is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels. DiAnn’s first book was published in 1998. She currently has more than fifty books published.

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists and have won placements through the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Carol Awards and Inspirational Reader’s Choice awards. DiAnn won the Christy Award in 2010 and 2011.

DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Romance Writers of America, and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. DiAnn is also the Craftsman mentor for the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild.

She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.

My Review:

DiAnn Mills’ code words for her books are “Expect an Adventure.”  Well, she’s pulled off another dynamic, compelling read that literally had me reading throughout the day, anticipating the next move of each character, romantic circumstance, and life-threatening dangerous episodes.   Her characters are realistic to the roles they play, the romance is an on-again, off-again situation because of painful secrets and the aspect of being unequally yoked, and the danger is palpable with attempted kidnapping and car bombings.

With a best-selling suspense author, Kariss Walker, searching for the truth as the main character, DiAnn doesn’t disappoint with lack of action, suspense, and romance.  I found this to be a very creative method that made the novel read so well.  The multilevel suspense action between the threats to the Kariss and Dr. Amy Garrett, who survived a childhood assault, which is still a cold case, is the juice that keeps you reading!  A killer desperate to do anything to keep his crime a cold case.  Loved the suspenseful twists!

The Christian aspect of the story is subtle, yet very important to the story line.

This book was provided by the author in exchange for my honest review.  No monetary compensation was received.

Buy it here!

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