Kariss Walker was a news reporter in Houston. She quit her job to write women's fiction. Even though her writing brought success, she was not content. She wanted to write suspense fiction. She remembered a story from five years prior about a 5 year-old girl who was found dead from starvation. The case had never been solved, and it haunted Kariss.
She went to the FBI and asked if they would reopen the case. She wanted to write her first suspense novel on the little girl and hopefully find something that was missed in the investigation. Kariss wanted to find justice for this child.
The Special Agent assigned to assist her was not happy about her tagging along and asking questions. He felt she was endangering herself. As it turned out, she was endangering them both.
This was a good suspense novel based on a real-life cold case. The author showed us the violent and criminal life of gang members and what happens to those who cross them. Going to well-known crime areas seemed a little unrealistic to me, but other than that, I enjoyed the book
An unsolved FBI case of a child's death prompts best-selling author Kariss Walker to stir up interest as she bases a suspense novel on the situation. Independent Special Agent Tigo Harris is assigned to assist the former news anchor in her pursuit of the girl's missing mother and resolving the case. Stopping gun smugglers takes higher priority to him, but then the cases become entangled and Kariss's life endangered. This thriller is based on an actual cold case. It does have more violence than I care to read but not explicit.
I'm looking forward to reading book 2 of this series! Kariss Walker is an author following an FBI agent to learn more about the inner workings of the FBI for her next book. She becomes entrenched in a case and gets herself in some precarious circumstances. I enjoyed the book, though I really thought some of the stupid circumstances she got herself into were a little unbelievable. Overall, it was a great story with fun characters. A book and series I would recommend.
I have read other books of Diann Mills and really enjoyed them. This book I found to be almost too detailed. There were times where my mind would wonder while reading the book because of the long detailed paragraphs. So not my favorite book...but certainly other books of this author I have really appreciated.
The Chase was on my "Most Anticipated" list for 2012. It was a good book but not as great as I was hoping. It's the first book in a series, though, so it may have helped to set up the series. I'll definitely check out the next in the series, though. A solid 3-star book!