Saturday, July 12, 2014

REVIEW: Firewall by DiAnn Mills

Title: Firewall
Series: FBI: Houston #1
Author: DiAnn Mills
Published Date: June 20,2014
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Format: paperback
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781414389936
Genre: crime thriller
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon | Tyndale

Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis: After a whirlwind romance, Taryn Young is preparing to board a plane at Houston International Airport, bound for a dream honeymoon, when a bomb decimates the terminal. Injured but still alive, she awakens to discover her husband is missing and they're both considered prime suspects in the attack. Further, the FBI is convinced her husband isn't who he appears to be.Agent Grayson Hall's number-one priority is to catch those responsible for the day's act of terror. All evidence is pointing to Taryn and her new husband. But his instinct tells him her pleas of innocence are genuine. Is her naivete just for show, or could she truly be another victim of a master scheme, possibly linked to the software she recently developed for her company?With both their lives and reputations on the line, and the media outcry for justice increasing with each passing minute, Taryn and Grayson have no choice but to trust one another . . . and pray they can uncover the truth before they become two more casualties.

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book was a very quick, enthralling and suspenseful read. The author did a very good job of getting the reader emotionally involved in the characters. Taryn goes from a head-over-heels newlywed, to a terrorist suspect within the first few chapters of the book. I loved watching her evolve from a science-only, geeky programmer to a tough, faith-filled woman intent on taking down the bad guys and proving her innocence. Grayson goes from being a relative newbie FBI agent to a more seasoned, yet sensitive agent.It was so good not to see him lose his faith in humanity and God.
The book takes place in Houston of which I am intimately familiar with, having lived there for 9 months. It was good to be able to really see the airport as I remember it, and remember the bumper to bumper traffic every single morning. The author brought the city to life around me as I read.

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