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Fatal Strike struck me hard with its swift pace, tight writing, and a plot which had FBI agents, snipers, opioid, murder using rattlesnake venom. That really rattled me while reading.

Leah and Jon were the agents in question who were investigating the murder of law enforcement officials using snake venom. The story led to many troughs and plateaus before the end was revealed.

My first book by DiAnn Mills, I have to admit the author did not allow me to breathe while reading. Every scene in the book happened for a reason. Jon and Leah were great agents who painstakingly took every piece of evidence and looked at it thoroughly. I loved the fact that they were not brash or rude who used their badge to intimidate witnesses. I found them to be quite empathetic. That pulled me into the story.

The plotline was known and I could guess at the string-puller. But the twists and connections between the victims and their families brought a sparkle to the book. The author’s style of writing made it easy to keep reading.

Romance between the main characters was okay, I didn’t really feel that intense hint of desire between them. But I suppose working in close quarters and finding humor and support in your partner does lead to love and relationship.

Overall, this book had all the things would make it a fun romantic suspense. I think I liked my breakfast read, wouldn’t you say?

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She weaves memorable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels. DiAnn believes every breath of life is someone’s story, so why not capture those moments and create a thrilling adventure?

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She is co-director of The Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference, Mountainside Marketing Conference, and the Mountainside Novelist Retreat with social media specialist Edie Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.

DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own coffee beans. She’s an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.





There’s a killer on the loose in Galveston, targeting law enforcement officials and using a fatal injection of snake venom to take them down. Authorities have reasons to believe the Veneno gang is behind the hits, and FBI Agents Leah Riesel and Jon Colbert team up to track down those responsible. Their best lead is an eyewitness who identifies a young man dumping the third body on a church doorstep. But their suspect has gone into hiding, and those closest to him are reluctant to reveal anything that might help investigators find him.

As Leah and Jon check connections among the victims and dig deeper into motives, they discover appearances may be deceiving. Someone is desperate to keep their secrets hidden, and Leah and Jon must face their greatest fears in order to stop the next fatal strike.

Publication Date: 3rd September 2019

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers

28 Responses

    1. Don’t you have one? I am not allowed to give you my copy. I have been strictly warned.
      I like this tour organizers, they are sweet to me… So I am following all their rules… 😂 😂 😂 😂 One day I may just post a review for the wrong book, just to see their reaction 😂😂😂 the devil in me on a Sunday, darling

          1. I can see the reality emerging. Wrong book, one worded review saying ugghhhh and wrong day/month 🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂

  1. This sounds like a great story. I love a good romantic suspense and this sounds like it would be a great story to take time for. Awesome review Shalini.

    1. Really? Man, I have been wanting to say two words most times, wow or ugghhhh…. Why do they want me to explain?
      Yay or nay.. Voting poll… Then others can decide 😂😂😂😂😂🙈😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

          1. Everyone would thank me.. OK not everyone… The publishers and authors would not give me any book 😂😂🤣🤣🤣
            Authors not giving me would be okay… You know what books have been sent as requests. Uuugghhhh

  2. UGH! rattlesnakes? haven’t seen any here in NWI, but where we came from (California) and Idaho, snakes aplenty! In Idaho found enough to open a restaurant featuring rattlesnake meat. ummm, tastes like chicken (so I’ve heard). Great review, Shalini!

  3. I had assumed that this is an action thriller until I got to the part where you mentioned the romance. Glad you enjoyed it. Great review, Shalini.

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