Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Chase by Diann Mills ~ Review

I, as a reader, got the distinct sense with “The Chase”, how dangerous our streets…and our world has become. But how hope in Christ completely saves us from such sin.

            Drug cartels, a small child’s safety, and the conviction and career of one novelist ride on the line in this novel. There were several different angles to the story and the plot and suspense of each moment. Often times I felt my attention was torn in different directions and left me a bit scattered. Other moments the plot was clear and directed, each thread weaving in to connect to a larger conspiracy buried deeper within the pages of the novel.

            It’s not an easy ride, thus the title fits the book aptly. This hasn’t been my favorite of such suspense novels. I thought several scenes were unnecessary and slowed the pace. The book does leave the room for continuing the series and I think readers are going to become more invested with Kariss and Tigo in subsequent novels. Several plot twists took me by surprise and keep me wondering what would happen next. But I did think there was a bit *too* much happening.

            I also might not be the perfect audience for this book and I’m sure other readers of high-octane suspense will find this book perfectly to their liking. It just wasn’t completely for mine.

            This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers through CFBA for my copy to review.

More about the novel and author...

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Chase
Zondervan (March 27, 2012)
DiAnn Mills


DiAnn Mills believes her readers should “Expect an Adventure.” She is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed novels. Her books have won many awards through American Christian Fiction Writers, and she is the recipient of the Inspirational Reader’s Choice award for 2005, 2007, and 2010. She was a Christy Award finalist in 2008 and a Christy winner in 2010.

DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and is the Craftsman Mentor for the Christian Writer’s Guild. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops.

DiAnn and her husband live in Houston, Texas. Visit her website or find her on Facebook at


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.

Watch the book video!

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Chase, go HERE.


  1. Casey, I always love the honesty of your reviews. Even if something wasn't especially your cup of tea, you always point out what you liked, too.

    What a cool book trailer! I have to be in the mood for "high-octane" books, but that trailer definitely pulled me in! I also think it's cool that her story is based on a real cold case!

    1. Thanks Melissa! I appreciate that. :) I haven't seen the book trailer yet, the good ones are always good for getting the blood pumping. ;)

  2. Thank you for your honest review, Casey. i want to read it and will see how it compares with my thoughts!

    1. Exactly! And I hope if you get the chance to read it, that you like it. Not every reader agrees. :)

  3. I always love your honest reviews. Happy Wednesday, Casey!

    1. Happy Wednesday to YOU too, Jessica. :)

  4. Thanks for the honest review, Casey. I still want to check this book out. I enjoyed several of Diann Mills' other books. :)


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