The Survivor – Diann Mills

 


About this book

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?

My Review

Review Summary:  The author does a great job with these characters. Kariss had only recently returned to the faith of her childhood while Tigo struggles to understand a loving God when he deals with so much ugliness as a FBI agent. Dr. Amy Garrett adds to the cast as a victim that you feel for while at the same time you wonder what’s really going on with her. This story moved at a fast pace from the opening pages with several twists and turns throughout. Much stronger story than book one, The Chase.

Digging Deeper: I love reading series in order, I borderline being OCD about it and although these books could be read independently of each other I’m glad  I read them in order. The author does a good job of giving enough back story from book one that as a reader you wouldn’t be lost.

I love the characters, Kariss is a strong strong faith and desire to things God’s way, yet she still struggles and gets herself into trouble. Tigo is so easy to like. He’s the smart, gutsy FBI agent that has a gentle side, evident in how he cared for his mother in her final days. Yet he can’t quite wrap his brain around the concept of God. The “put together” Dr. Amy Garrett was an interesting character that often made question her true motives. I also enjoyed how the author used Tigo’s partner, Ryan, to show Tigo how Christians deal with the struggles of life.

Book one of the series, The Chase, moved kind of slow for me in the opening few chapters and picked up the pace about halfway through until the end. However, book two grabbed me from the opening pages and didn’t let go until the end. The author did a good not revealing the antagonist too soon with the secondary plots.

I would definitely recommend the series to anyone who enjoys action with mystery and romance.

Disclaimer: I received this book free through a blog give away, but as always I try to express my honest opinion about this book

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Product Details

  • File Size: 1399 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Zondervan (March 5, 2013)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008EGXVSK

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I love to read, especially mystery books. Though in the past couple of years I've been a part of the ACFW Book Club and have found some wonderful writers. It's been fun to interact with authors.

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