Deadlock by DiAnn Mills is the third installment in her FBI: Houston series. Having previously enjoyed the first two books, I was looking forward to reading this one. I love DiAnn Mill's perfect blend of suspense, mystery, action, faith, and romance. Some books advertise as suspense, but are really just a romance novel. I'm not a big romance novel fan, so I appreciate that she keeps the romance light and more in the background. Her writing style is taut, engaging, and keeps me turning the pages. This latest installment follows Special Agents Bethany Sanchez and Thatcher Graves. The book description reads:

"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 a great addition to the FBI: Houston series. I really enjoyed the fast-paced storyline. This is definitely a book that will keep you up at night, turning the pages to race to the conclusion! Deadlock is action-packed, but sometimes the action made the character development take a backseat - that's my only complaint about this book, which is why I rated it 4 stars instead of 5. Honestly, this series would make a great set of movies or even a miniseries/TV show. I highly recommend Deadlock and the entire FBI: Houston series to anyone who enjoys Christian suspense novels.

I received a copy of this book from the Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


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