Book Review: “The Survivor” By DiAnn Mills

May 11, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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DiAnn Mills in her new book, “The Survivor book coverThe Survivor” Book Two in the Crime Scene: Houston series published by Zondervan gives us a new adventure with Kariss Walker and Tigo Harris.

From the back cover:   Is it her next bestseller . . . Or her last words? In The Chase, award-winning author DiAnn Mills introduced you to the world of Kariss Walker, the bestselling suspense author with a nose for trouble. In The Survivor, Kariss gets the chance to tell her most powerful story yet. But will it revitalize her writing career? Or bring it to a violent end?

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 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 out who wants her dead for writing about an unsolved cold case?

A Cold Case is a case that could not be solved when the actual events occurred.  So all the files are boxed up and put in storage not under closed but under inactive.  Kariss is looking for a new storyline to use for her new suspense novel when she receives an email from Dr. Garrett.  Dr. Garrett survived a brutal attack when she was young and wants her story told, anonymously, to help other young women who may have had a similar situation.  Kariss begins her investigation which begins a whole new set of danger for her that she was unprepared for.  Meanwhile Tigo is investigating a car bombing but it seems that both cases may be related.  “The Survivor” is a thriller in that the lives of both Walker and Harris are put in deadly danger through the course of these investigations.  I think this is Ms. Mills best work yet and her characters are well-defined.  Once the action gets going Ms. Mills revs up the thriller quotient considerably which will have you reading and flipping pages as fast as you can.  Don’t start this book late at night because it will be very difficult to put it down or stop thinking about it.  I recommend this book highly and am greatly looking forward to the next book in the series.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Zondervan.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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