New Dynamic Duo Delves Into Deadlock

Deb’s Dozen: Savvy señorita teams with macho male to solve a muddle of murders.

DiAnn Mills has done it again—she’s created a new duo of detectives who have captured my imagination in Deadlock, her newest thriller. Special Agent Bethany Sanchez has been teamed up with Special Agent Thatcher Graves to solve what seems to be several murders by a serial killer. Bethany is by the book; Thatcher thinks outside the box. How will they ever merge their styles in time to catch the villain?

Bethany has a very dysfunctional family from whom she’s estranged. Her brother, Lucas, can do no wrong in her family’s eyes despite the fact he’s been in jail. In fact, Thatcher was instrumental in putting him there the last time. Thatcher has the reputation for being a ladies’ man, but has reformed as of late and is attempting to walk the straight and narrow in his personal life.

They’ve been saddled with two murders seemingly unconnected. Thatcher thinks a serial killer is on the loose; Bethany doesn’t see enough evidence pointing that direction. Bethany thinks one woman’s husband is the culprit, Thatcher isn’t convinced. More murders ensue … will they be able to get their act together quickly enough to solve the crimes? More importantly, will they be able to get their act together quickly enough to keep from being the next victims of the killer?

You’re not going to be able to put this one down once you get started—or you’re going to keep putting it down because you don’t want it to end. Either way, you’re going to be intrigued, thrilled, and surprised by DiAnn’s new duo in Deadlock (FBI: Houston). Five stars. Hurry up and write the next one in the series, DiAnn!

Diann Mills 2DiAnn Mills is a mega-bestselling author who writes suspense novels with a twist—always a twist, never predictable. She’s been on the Christian Booksellers Association and Evangelical Christian Publishers Association best seller lists. She’s finaled for the RITA, Daphne du Maurier, and Carol Awards and won two Christys. When she’s not writing, she teaches and does research through the FBI Citizens Academy. She and her husband live in Houston, TX. Find out more about DiAnn at

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