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 best-selling 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 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, best-selling novelist DiAnn Mills presents a taut collage of suspense, faith, and romance.
©2012 DiAnn Mills (P)2012 Zondervan
Ms. Mills took an overused premise (author/or actor shadowing FBI) and turned it into a fantastic storyline with well developed characters. I enjoyed how she worked the theme of the need for God into the lives of people who felt they could wait until later, without the book becoming "preachy".
Wonderful story line and great characters. Narrator was great. I like it when the narrator is able to change their voice for each character.
Say something about yourself!
I enjoyed this book immensely: the characters, the storyline and the suspense. I look forward to reading the next one in this series.
Yes. The story was easy to follow and the characters were believable with a believable dilemma.
I wasn't surprised.
Nice choice as the reader.
Looking forward to the next one now.
Good story once in it. I so appreciate that this author is a Christian.
Suspenseful, yet romantic. Nicely done story.
The names for some of the characters and groups were a bit annoying, or cheesy. But overall, I enjoyed this!
Good book. Well done.
this book has some strengths but it reads like a first novel and the readers patience is required.
Loved the story and plot line. The characters were three dimensional and well developed. The only thing that was distracting was the narrator's mispronunciation of the word jaguar. It wouldn't have been quite so bad if the car wasn't mentioned so often. It isn't jag-you-are it's jag w+are. Also forte is an adopted French word and has that pronunciation. In the phrase, "It is not my forte," forte is pronounced for-tay not fort.
There is some character dialogue that is unbelievable. FBI agents who say things too basic for FBI discussion. Sounded naive.
The book ends heavily steeped in
She did a really good job with multiple voices and english and hispanic voicing. There was a character who was supposed to have a lisp that didn't sound like he had one, and its possible that Houston residents would have more drawl than she put in the characters, but that wasn't a problem. I had more issue with what was written than how it was delivered.
I won't be purchasing another of this author's books if they are all going to be tied to solutions from Jesus and return to faith for the faithless.
I don't like to read a book that is about an author. Most of us are not and it is conjured. It seems like it's getting popular to write about an author since that is the life of the one writing. As soon as I hear that the person is a journalist or author I am immediately turned off. It's so fake!
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