The Chase, by DiAnn Mills is Christian Suspense at it's finest. This is the first book in the Crime Scene Houston Series and if the rest of the series is anything like The Chase, Ms. Mills will have a hit series on her hands.
This book is drawn from a real-life cold case and Ms. Mills brings the story to life with her passion for the real tragic event. Just as Ms. Mills wanted to tell the story, her heroine, Kariss Walker is passionate about telling the story within the book.
Kariss Walker is a former TV news anchor that is now a New York Times bestselling author. While working as a news anchor she reported on a case where an unidentified little girl is found starved to death in the woods. The little girl becomes known as Cherished Doe. Kariss hasn't been able to let go of the story and after writing women's fiction for several years she wants to write a novel about Cherished Doe in hopes that it can help solve the case.
When Kariss approaches her agent about changing genre and writing a suspense novel, her agent begs her not too and soon drops her as a client. Kariss is determined and contacts an old friend with the FBI. He pairs her up with his top agent, Special Agent Tigo Harris. Tigo is not too happy about the match up and in time sparks are flying.
With the help of Tigo, the Cherished Doe case is reopened and Tigo and Kariss work together to try to determine exactly what happened. During this time Tigo is also working undercover to try to break up a gun running cartel. Could the cases be connected. Are they able to bring a solution to Cherished Doe's death. All these answers are within the covers of this wonderful book.
If I have anything negative to say about The Chase, its the lack of romance. Sure, sparks fly between Tigo and Kariss and they think to themselves that they are having feelings for each other but they never really 'get there' before the book ends. There is a Chapter One of the second book in the series tucked in at the back of the book and Tigo and Kariss will be brought back. My hopes are that they will finally express their love for each other somewhere within the pages of Book 2 (no name listed).
I would highly recommend this book for mature audiences only based on content.
On a 5-Star scale - 4 Stars
I would like to thank Zondervan for my copy of The Chase. I received my copy for free in order to read it and give my honest review, which I have done.