This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (April 1, 2015)
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; 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 her website.
ABOUT THE BOOK
FBI Agent Laurel Evertson’s investigation into a scam targeting the elderly takes an unexpected twist when key evidence leads her to Morton Wilmington, a felon she arrested five years ago on her first undercover assignment. That case has haunted her since, and though she’s vowed to forget Wilmington—and what she sacrificed to put him away—he is now her best lead.
Houston Police Officer Daniel Hilton fears his grandparents may be the scammer’s next targets, and he’ll do anything to protect his family—even force interagency cooperation. But he’s quickly drawn to Laurel’s empathy and zeal and agrees to follow her lead . . . even if it means teaming up with a felon.
As the unlikely trio uncovers evidence suggesting the scam is more extensive and deadly than they imagined, both Laurel and Daniel find themselves in the crosshairs of a killer. Together they must decide if they can trust Wilmington’s claims of redemption, or if he’s leading them straight into a double cross.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Double Cross, go HERE.
This is the third book by DiAnn I have read. I really loved the other two. Although I ended up enjoying this one it took me a while.
I took note that it was at page seventy-seven that I felt like the book finally hooked me. I loved the situation that Laurel ended up in with having to work with the man she once put in prison, Morton. I also hoped that his Christianity was real and that he would use his story of redemption to reach into Laurel and Daniel’s lives.
Morton himself was an interesting character and definitely had a great Genesis 5020 story.
The beginning was a bit slow for me and for some reason I felt like some situations didn’t happen naturally. When Daniel asked Laurel out the first time I was kind of like “That came out of no where.” And I guess I felt like that happened a lot. Characters said or did things but it seemed to lack a natural motivation.
With that being said, once I got into the story I really did enjoy it and wanted to know more about the characters wounds and back story. DiAnn did a great job dropping hints but not giving too much away too soon.
In the end I did enjoy this book and think if you like DiAnn Mills you will enjoy this one as well. This can be read as a stand-alone novel even though it is the second book in the series.
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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance in exchange for an honest review.