Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Diann Mills's Deadlock ~ Reviewed
by DiAnn Mills
Series: FBI: Houston (Book 3)
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (October 1, 2015)
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.
Deadlock is about two FBI Agents, coming together as partners for the first time to investigate serial killings that are going on. Special Agent Bethany Sanchez is a “by the rules” kind of gal. She got involved in the FBI after seeing so much violence in her neighborhood growing up. She has even had to testify against her own brother, which sent him to prison. Special Agent Thatcher Graves once arrested Bethany's brother, but hasn't connected the relationship. He goes by his gut and isn't afraid to throw the rules out the window and go by instinct. This case has them struggling, not only trying to balance their strengths with each other, but trying to solve the case before someone else gets murdered. On top of that, they are having a growing attraction to each other that they are trying to fight as it's against the rules.
I really enjoyed this book. I typically wouldn't choose this type of storyline, but I've enjoyed Diann Mills books. It keeps you interested and wanting to read more to find out what will happen next. And the story has twists that take you by surprise, so you don't really know what's going to happen next. If you like suspense and romance together in a clean format, I highly recommend this book.
Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers