Based on a true FBI cold case, Mills has the bones of a good story here, but it seems as if the reader has come in mid-series: when all of the characters, relationships and even part of the plot have already been introduced. It takes a while to figure out what is happening, and the plot is bogged down in parts. Kariss is an endearing character, and the development of the romantic relationship is the best part of the novel.
Kariss Walker is a bestselling author of women’s fiction who wants to try her hand at writing a suspense tale, based on the case of a child’s murder that she covered during her days as a television reporter. She gets access to the FBI file and permission to work alongside two federal agents, including Tigo Harris, who thinks Kariss is in the way of his current investigation into Mexican gun running. Can the two work together to shed new light on this cold case? (ZONDERVAN, Apr., 368 pp., $14.99)