Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Deadlock by Diane Mills

Two murders have rocked the city of Houston. Are they the work of a serial killer, or is a copycat trying to get away with murder?

That is the question facing Special Agent Bethany Sanchez, who is eager for her new assignment in violent crimes but anxious about meeting her new partner. Special Agent Thatcher Graves once arrested her brother, and he has a reputation for being a maverick. Plus, their investigative styles couldn’t be more opposite: he operates on instinct, while she goes by the book.

When hot leads soon fizzle out, their differences threaten to leave them deadlocked. But an attempt on their lives turns up the heat and brings them closer together, and a third victim might yield the clue that will help them zero in on a killer. This could be the case of their careers . . . if they can survive long enough to solve it.

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About the Author

DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels. Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers Choice, and Carol award contests. "Library Journal" presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the Christian Fiction category for "Firewall". DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; the 2015 president of the Romance Writers of America s Faith, Hope & Love chapter; and a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and International Thriller Writers. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas. DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at

My friend Michaela over at Adventures of a King's Daughter reviewed this one for me. Here are her thoughts.

Bethany Sanchez and Thatcher Graves are the two main characters in Deadlock. They have become partners in the FBI, after Bethany had transferred to violent crime from another department. There have been two killings within just a couple of days. Bethany and Thatcher have two different ways of solving crime, therefore they have a hard time getting along and agreeing at first.
This is the third book in this series, but it’s a stand alone, you can read it without reading the other two books. The author does a great job with the plot and suspense.  She also does good making it a faith based book. One thing I didn't really like about the book was that in the beginning Bethany and Thatcher were very condescending towards each other, neither of them wanting to consider the others thoughts or ideas on how to solve the killings. Although I think it does get better as you go through the book they aren't as bad and realize they have to compromise and look outside of their own box to see a bigger picture.  
Thank you to TBCN and the publisher for the opportunity to review this book. a positive review was not required.

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