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Review: Deadlock

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Review: Deadlock

Deadlock by DiAnn Millsdeadlock
Reviewer: Pam Graber
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Publisher:  Tyndale House
Publication Date: September 17, 2015

FBI agent Bethany Sanchez, newly assigned to the violent crimes unit, partners with Special Agent Thatcher Graves to solve the two latest murders in Houston. They appear to be the work of a serial killer since both died the same way and both were found with a plastic scorpion on their chests. When Bethany begins receiving threats from her brother’s cell phone, can she continue to focus on her investigation when family tensions are thrown into the mix?

Thatcher Graves has reservations about his new partner. She’s “by the book” and he’s “trust your gut.” He arrested her brother and was threatened by her father. She’s an outcast in her family because she won’t support her brother’s criminal tendencies. Can their styles mesh to form an unbreakable team and will they survive to find out?

Deadlock by DiAnn Mills has all the suspense I’ve come to expect from her books. It is the third installment of her FBI: Houston series and brings back a few of the characters from the first two books to play minor roles. The romance between Bethany and Thatcher takes a backseat (and is almost an after-thought) to the Sanchez family drama and the unraveling of the murder case.

While this wasn’t my favorite book in this series, it was still well worth the read. Mills has a way of dropping tiny clues that seem not to matter then coming back and pointing out why they do. There were a few too many characters in this one, though, that I just wanted to shake and say, “What are you THINKING???” Her parents top that list. Her brother is another one.  Even Bethany has her moments.

If you love the suspense genre, you will enjoy this book. Even though it is the third in the series, you don’t have to read the first two to read this one. I read quite a bit of it before I saw any links to the previous books. Recommend for the suspense addicts out there, not so much for the romance.

Rating PG-13:  Bodies are dropping everywhere in this one. I don’t think it’s appropriate for the very young.

Reviewer’s Copy received from the local library. Thanks!

 

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