Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Blog Tour & Giveaway-Fatal Strike by DiAnn Mills

Genre: Romantic Suspense / Clean Romance / Christian
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Date of Publication: September 3, 2019
Number of Pages: 400
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There’s a killer on the loose in Galveston, targeting law enforcement officials and using a fatal injection of snake venom to take them down. Authorities have reasons to believe the Veneno gang is behind the hits, and FBI Agents Leah Riesel and Jon Colbert team up to track down those responsible. Their best lead is an eyewitness who identifies a young man dumping the third body on a church doorstep. But their suspect has gone into hiding, and those closest to him are reluctant to reveal anything that might help investigators find him.
As Leah and Jon check connections among the victims and dig deeper into motives, they discover appearances may be deceiving. Someone is desperate to keep their secrets hidden, and Leah and Jon must face their greatest fears in order to stop the next fatal strike.

                                                


             
The setup
A killer is running rampant in Galveston and snake venom is their weapon of choice. FBI Agents Leah & Jon lead the task force in finding out just who is behind these violent crimes. 
Their best lead goes into hiding and all is not what it seems.

The story
A Killer.  Two Snipers/FBI agents. Nice guys turned bad. Bad guys…well stayed bad. The author took her time setting the stage for this crime drama. There was a great deal of attention paid to the details and ensuring that the reader understood the procedural process, terminology so that as the case drew toward its end, the reader wouldn’t be left in the dark or confused. I appreciated the amount of research and resources the author tapped into for the sake of authenticity when it came to the two protagonists. Both had secrets and baggage that propelled them in their missions and toward each other in a romantic sense.  I did like that the true antagonist was someone that I did not expect and that made for a nice twist to round out this story.

“Prayer is of the heart, not necessarily audible.”
Father Gabriel

While this was a suspenseful crime drama, one recurring theme revolved around faith and religion. This played a huge part, in my opinion, in each of the character’s lives, and it played a hand in how they handled themselves in precarious situations. The way Silvia turned to her faith to keep her son safe and used it to help her make the decisions she made in regards to him, I think will resonate with many of us. Whether struggling in their faith or relying on it, faith helped make the characters relatable.
  
Technically speaking
This was my first read by this author and from a technical standpoint, it was well structured, the content was culturally relevant and the editing was well-done. The pace of the story was extremely slow; however, I understood the reasoning behind it as the climax of the story drew near.
All in all, I think fans of the crime and suspense are going to enjoy this story, especially those in the Lone Star state. This story is a win for Texas book lovers. 
PURCHASE LINKS
Amazon ◆ Barnes & Noble  ◆  Books-A-Million ◆ Indiebound ◆ Christianbook.com  ◆  Google Play

  ◆  Apple iBooks  ◆   Kobo  ◆ Murder by the Book ◆  Tyndale  ◆




DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She weaves memorable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels. DiAnn believes every breath of life is someone’s story, so why not capture those moments and create a thrilling adventure? 

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. 
DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She is the director of the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference, Mountainside Marketing Retreat, and the Mountainside Novelist Retreat with social media specialist Edie Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. 
DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own coffee beans. She’s an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas. She’s very active online and loves to connect with readers.

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FOUR WINNERS: Personalized Hard Copies of Fatal Strike + $25 Starbucks Gift Cards
September 3-13, 2019
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3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me in the blog tour and featuring Fatal Strike.

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  2. Great review & post! Adding Fatal Strike to my TBR. Snakes & snipers!

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