Monday, July 21, 2014

Firewall by DiAnn Mills

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (July 1, 2014)
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


After a whirlwind romance, Taryn Young is preparing to board a plane at Houston International Airport, bound for a dream honeymoon, when a bomb decimates the terminal. Injured but still alive, she awakens to discover her husband is missing and they’re both considered prime suspects in the attack. Further, the FBI is convinced her husband isn’t who he appears to be.

Agent Grayson Hall’s number-one priority is to catch those responsible for the day’s act of terror. All evidence is pointing to Taryn and her new husband. But his instinct tells him her pleas of innocence are genuine. Is her naiveté just for show, or could she truly be another victim of a master scheme, possibly linked to the software she recently developed for her company?

With both their lives and reputations on the line, and the media outcry for justice increasing with each passing minute, Taryn and Grayson have no choice but to trust one another . . . and pray they can uncover the truth before they become two more casualties.

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

My review:
  I haven't read a lot of DiAnn Mill's books, and after reading this one, I have to ask myself why I haven't. Christian suspense/mystery is my favorite genre' to read, and this is one of  the best books in that genre' that I have read for a long time. When I read the blurb about the book, I thought it sounded really good, and I was not disappointed.

  A good test of how good a book is for me, is if I can't put it down. There are books I can read over a period of a few days, and there are books that I read in one day or evening. Such was the case with this one. Once I started it, I just kept reading until I finished it. It has a terrific plot, great characters, and a lot of nail biting suspense, if you bite your nails. There is a lot happening in this book, but it is easy to keep track of and one doesn't get bogged down in the book.

  The author also did a fabulous job on her bad guy. I was very surprised when the identity was revealed.

   Firewall is the first book in a new series, FBI: Houston, and if this book is any indication of what the series is going to be like, it is going to be awesome.


DiAnn said...

Hi Mark, thanks for the awesome review!