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    Fatal Strike, softcover
    DiAnn Mills
    Tyndale House / 2019 / Trade Paperback
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  1. ME
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Full of twists and turns!
    September 3, 2019
    Jen
    ME
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    DiAnn Mills was one of the first suspense authors I read as a teenager, when I was developing my love of reading. I've always enjoyed her books, and her newest book, Fatal Strike, is no exception. First of all, I love the cover! The colors and the silhouette are striking, and the design is clean and modern. Not to judge a book by its cover, but this cover definitely drew me in!

    The story starts off with a bang when two FBI snipers, Leah and Jon, are called into a hostage situation, then paired together to investigate a string of murders. The story is full of action and takes so many twists and turns I never saw coming! It's definitely more plot-driven than character-driven; there is some romance that develops between Leah and Jon, but it takes a backseat to the suspense. One of my favorite characters turned out to be Silvia, the mother of the suspect Leah and Jon are searching for throughout the book. Parts of the story were told from her perspective, which I thought was an interesting twist. This book grabbed me from the first page and kept me hooked until the end! If you are a fan of the suspense genre, you don't want to miss this one.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
  2. Syracuse NY
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Page-Turner
    September 3, 2019
    MaureenT
    Syracuse NY
    Gender: female
    A book that is not for the faint of heart, with FBI snipers on the scene, and evil lurking, there is never a dull moment here.

    This story begins with action and ends on the same note, and in between you won't know whom to trust, and even when you think you know a person, be careful!

    We get close and personal with agents Leah and Jon, and actually learn what makes then tick, and their weak spots, and how they work to take down those responsible for wicked deeds, but can they face the hurtle God is showing them?

    A read that kept me page turning right to the end, and actually wanting more!

    I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Tyndale, and was not required to give a positive review.
  3. Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good side issue of characters facing their fears
    September 2, 2019
    bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Mills has crafted another good FBI investigation novel with scenes of suspense throughout. The plot is a bit complex with a number of people involved and the relationships between them quite entangled. There was a focus on the budding romance between the FBI agents Jon and Leah as they worked a case together. It seemed to move fast and I would have liked some obstacles to the romance having to be overcome along the way.

    The aspect of the novel I liked most was a side issue. Both FBI agents had personal fears they had to overcome. Both were forced into separate situations where they had to fight the fear in a dramatic way. I also liked that Leah had to face her alienation from her family.

    This is a good novel for readers who enjoy lots of FBI agent action, a good dose of romance and the subtle message of needing a relationship with God.

    I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours. My comments are an honest and independent review.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    complex mystery - great read!
    August 24, 2019
    Reenie
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I enjoyed many things about this book and had one small issue with it too. It was interesting seeing two snipers paired up together who didn't know each other. After the initial scene, not much was made of the fact that they were snipers. I would have liked that aspect to be used more. Still I appreciated the candid way they talked about how they were doing working together. Jon and Leah both have baggage but as they continue to encounter Father Gabriel and other people of faith, they see how faith changes the way you look at life and your circumstances.

    I appreciated Silvia's faith in hard, uncertain times. "What I'm saying is I can't take another breath without God. And I'm going to cling to Him even when I don't understand why bad things happen. Because I believe good can come out of bad things. I may not see the good right away, but I trust God for it" (location 3847).

    My only issue was that there were so many characters it was hard to keep them all straight. A character list at the beginning of the book would be helpful. Of course, that might take away some of the mystery in trying to figure out who is on which side of things. People aren't always what they seem to be and figuring out the connections was a big part of solving this case.

    All in all, it was a complex, mystery that covered a lot of ground from gang activity, rattlesnake handling, to smuggling and more. I would recommend it.

    Thank you to Tyndale House for providing me with a complimentary e-copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

  5. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    Enjoyable Suspense
    August 13, 2019
    Nicole Cook
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    An interesting suspense novel by DiAnn Mills. Fatal Strike intrigues the readers with a look into FBI procedures and various twists and turns throughout the storyline. This was my first book my DiAnn Mills. The story didn't hold my attention as much as I thought it would, and I didn't connect with the characters as much as I typically do. However, this was an enjoyable read, and I think suspense fans will enjoy it.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine.
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