Deadlock is the third book in Diann Mills series called FBI: Houston. I did not realize this until I finished the book, so it is definitely not necessary to read the books in order. However, I was so engaged in this book that I am anxious to go back and read the other two in this series! If you are a fan of fast paced murder mysteries then this is a great book for you. Once I started I didn't want to put it down. A lot of mystery books are easily pegged, but this one kept me guessing. There were so many possible "bad guys" and so many twists and turns that I never knew what was going to happen next. Plus, if you read very many of my reviews you know I am a fan of christian fiction and this book is a great example of how a murder mystery can be classified as a christian book! Diann Mills did a fantastic job. I had not read any of her work prior to this book, but this one definitely won't be my last.
The book begins with Special Agent Bethany Sanchez starting her new position with the FBI in violent crime and what better way to start her new position then with a murder to solve. Her new partner is Special Agent Thatcher Graves. Thatcher previously was behind putting Bethany's brother in jail, plus he has a reputation of not playing by the rules and being a lady's man. Bethany goes by the book and her and Thatcher couldn't be more different. Even though they clash on a lot of things there is a definite attraction that either of them can deny.
With more murders happening and they all have similarities, it looks like Bethany and Thatcher are looking for a serial killer. Now their own lives are being threatened, but the case seems to be deadlocked. To see how it all turns out you will have to read for yourself!
This book has so much to offer! Page turning suspense, romance and faith! It's fast paced and will keep you riveted through to the last page!
***Thank you to Tyndale Publishing for providing me with this book in exchange for my honest review.