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I'll definitely be reading the next one in the series because I want to see what happens next with Kariss and Tigo. Like I mentioned, I enjoyed this novel, but it is hard to write about writing.
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DiAnn did a great job at writing about writing and I actually felt intrigued by the story. It wasn't my favorite DiAnn's novel, but I really enjoyed this one. Like all DiAnn's novels, the Christian element was never forced and I enjoyed watching how DiAnn tied everything together. Feb 21, Nicole rated it liked it. To the FBI, it's a cold case. To Kariss Walker, it's the case that could change her writing career.
Five years ago, an unidentified little girl was found starved to death behind a Houston apartment complex. A news anchor at the time, Kariss reported on the case. Today, Kariss, a New York Times Bestselling author, plans to turn the unsolved case into a suspense novel. Tigo isn't thril To the FBI, it's a cold case.
Tigo isn't thrilled with the idea of becoming a 'babysitter'. Considering he's deep in the middle of a gun running case against a powerful Houston gang. The search for the dead girls' missing mother gets both the characters in over their heads as they try to figure out what happened.
Will they be able to find the murderer and close the case? This wasn't a real great book to me. The characters weren't too interesting. Especially Kariss, I'm not really a fan of reporter types. They're all the same, make stupid decisions, get themselves in trouble, and magically get themselves out of trouble. It's hard to feel sorry for someone who makes dumb decisions. You go into a bad part of town by yourself, what do you think is going to happen?
She was very hard to like and I didn't feel much of a connection with her. Tigo was better, there was a little more depth to him. I figured out some of the plot twists, especially toward the end, totally saw that coming.
The story was a little too predictable for me. I liked the idea of the story though, and I admired Kariss's hunger for justice and was glad with the outcome. I just felt there was more that could have been done with the story.
Feb 13, Tia rated it really liked it. I'll be honest, I do not like these type of books. I usually can never get into them because I know what is what before it even happens. I feel as if I ruin them by doing this. The Chase is about Kariss and Tigo. Kariss is an ex tv station reporter and Tigo is a special agent with the FBI. Kariss, since she left the TV news world has been a novelist writing womens fiction but has since decided to write a story about Cherished Doe, who is a cold case file about a little girl who was murdered.
Kariss has never been able to get the little girls autopsy photo out of her mind, she has been stuck for years hoping that a killer would be brought to justice. Time has past and Kariss isn't giving up. So she contacts her friend Linc at the local FBI and asks for his help, to write a novel based on the case Cherished Doe. In walks Tigo, he doesn't have time be a babysitter for Kariss but doing it as a friend to Linc, he takes her by the hand. Tigo will help her go over the cold case and do many of little favors for Kariss, so she can write her suspense novel.
Meanwhile all the agents involved with Cherished Doe and Kariss pray and hope that eventually the case will be solved. When a current case that Tigo is working with crosses over into Kariss's life, things change.
Kariss is now in danger; Tigo and his partner Ryan are trying to avoid more blood from being spilled but things are off to a rocky start. Without giving away the book, it was a pretty good read, it excites me that it's a series so readers should stay tuned for the next book which comes out approximately in spring of Jun 24, Sela rated it really liked it Shelves: This is the second book that I have read by this author, and it was just as fun as the first.
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It was an fun and entertaining look into the life of an author researching a book, kept me interested throughout the book. It moved at a good pace without keeping me up all night reading a problem I've been known to have. As with the last book of hers that I read, the character development was well woven into the story. The characters wove together to make a good story from beginning to end.
The interac This is the second book that I have read by this author, and it was just as fun as the first. The interactions between the two main characters especially were true to life.
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I have learned that I really enjoy this genre if it qualifies for it's own genre, maybe it's a sub-genre? This would be the light suspense, light romance, from a Christian perspective, with maybe a bit of mystery thrown in, genre.
Surprisingly, I feel like there are quite a few books out there that fit that category, and I have yet to be disappointed by one. I like them, and this one in particular, because they are interesting from start to finish, but not too heavy.
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A "vacation read", if you will. I think after all the other books that I read for bible study, for homeschooling, for parenting, etc, that something that's just fun is a good thing.
And it doesn't hurt if it only takes me a few hours to finish either. All that to say I would recommend reading this book if the genre appeals to you: I received this book free from NetGalley as part of their book review bloggers program. Mar 27, Linda rated it it was amazing. Buckle your seatbelt for this one -- and you might want to grab a Kevlar vest as well -- because DiAnn Mills will have you hanging on for dear life in this adrenaline-laced thriller! Kariss Walker shatters FBI Agent Tigo Harris' stereotype of women authors as she goes toe-to-toe with him to research the cold case of Cherished Doe, the unidentified baby found dead and discarded five years ago.
Based on a real cold case from Houston's own FBI files, DiAnn Mills plunges the reader into the world of Buckle your seatbelt for this one -- and you might want to grab a Kevlar vest as well -- because DiAnn Mills will have you hanging on for dear life in this adrenaline-laced thriller! Based on a real cold case from Houston's own FBI files, DiAnn Mills plunges the reader into the world of the FBI, undercover surveillance, gangs and gun cartels, and the result is a novel so authentic you will smell the "Venti, black" that Tigo gulps down every morning.
DiAnn is in her element, writing heart-pounding suspense set in her home city, and I think this is her best book yet. I predict this first Crime Scene: Houston novel will be an award-winner, and I can't wait for the next one! Read my interview with DiAnn where she talks about how she obtained inside knowledge of gangs and cartels for this novel here. I received an advanced copy of this book from Zondervan.
The views I shared are my own. Apr 28, Tamara Tilley rated it really liked it Shelves: Wanting to write themes with a bit more grit, Kariss pulls from an unsolved case she reported on as an anchor. The death of an unnamed child has haunted her for five years. Hoping to bring awareness to the case and find justice for the child, she finagles her way into getting some assistance from FBI Special Agent Tigo Harris. Tigo is not the least bit thrilled to be saddled with Kariss, an author who wants to play detective. But, when the case gets reopened, Tigo begrudgingly agrees to work with Kariss.
Unfortunately, trouble seams to follow Kariss at every turn.