March 4, 2013

The Survivor by DiAnn Mills (Crime Scene Houston #2)

Title: The Survivor
Author: DiAnn Mills
ISBN: 9780310333227
Type: Trade Paperback
Genre: Christian Mystery
Publisher: Zondervan
Synopsis: 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?

My review: I was excited to be a part of a group that got to read this book. I had not read the first book yet as I did not realize that this was part of a series, but that is ok. I now have the first book and plan on going back and reading it as I enjoyed this book so much that I want to read more. I also have to say this is my first book I have read by Diann and I have enjoyed it and hope to read more by her in the near future.
This is Dr. Amy's story of her childhood attack which DiAnn does a very good job of telling without being too graphic. While trying to write the story of this unsolved cold-case Kariss puts herself into danger. I found myself getting angry with Kariss putting herself in danger when she need not. I kept trying to yell at her in my mind to listen up and be careful, but all of this added to the excitement of the book. I also liked the bit of romance and how Tigo wanted to protect Kariss. Another thing that I enjoyed is that this book was based on a real-life cold case. I like how the author took a real life case and made it into something intriguing and for the whole world to read about. 
Survivor is full of strong characters like Kariss and Amy. This book will not disappoint those looking for a book that will grab you from page one and not let go until the very end. It is full of adventure with a little romance. I did not want to put the book down and look forward to more books like this.  I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

To find out more about DiAnn and her books check out her website here

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