This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Survivor
Zondervan (March 5, 2013)
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


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?

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

divider2MY REVIEW:

Featuring talented but stubborn author Kariss and Special Agent Tigo from Mills’ previous novel The Chase, The Survivor continues their story in another nail-biter by this master suspense storyteller. Once again I found myself sitting up well past my bedtime just to find out how everything would pan out for the duo, especially since their personal relationship had fractured.

Although one would think Kariss had already learned her lesson the hard way, she agreed to write a novel about now adult Amy Garrett’s brutal childhood attack. Despite every caution and all advice, Kariss continued to pursue the project – even as it became apparent that her life just might be in danger. As Tigo and his partner worked to solve a car bombing with very few clues, they became involved in trying to protect both Kariss and Amy after attacks on them.

At times there seemed to be several unique cases for Tigo and the department to solve, but little by little, tiny clues began to connect the dots and the relationship between the cases became undeniable yet still a mystery. Mills did a wonderful job of keeping it all just out of reach with her masterful plot twists and revelations. I loved the way she waited until almost the very end to neatly tie up all the loose ends – some of which were surprises to me.

If you are a lover of suspense novels with a touch of romance, do not hesitate to pick up a copy of The Survivor. You might also want to start with The Chase so you can enjoy the entire story of Tigo and Kariss. I don’t think you’ll be sorry.