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The Chase

A Novel
Narrated by: Laurel Merlington
Series: Crime Scene: Houston, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
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Summary

To the FBI, it's a cold case. To Kariss Walker, it's a hot idea that could either reshape or ruin her writing career. And it's a burning mission to revisit an event she can never forget. Five years ago, an unidentified little girl was found starved to death in the woods behind a Houston apartment complex. A TV news anchor at the time, Kariss reported on the terrifying case. Today, as a New York Times best-selling author, Kariss intends to turn the unsolved mystery into a suspense novel.

Enlisting the help of FBI Special Agent Tigo Harris, Kariss succeeds in getting the case reopened. But the search for the dead girl's missing mother yields a discovery that plunges the the partners into a witch's brew of danger. The old crime lives on in more ways than either of them could ever imagine. Will Kariss's pursuit of her dream as a writer carry a deadly price tag?

Drawing from a real-life cold case, best-selling novelist DiAnn Mills presents a taut collage of suspense, faith, and romance.

©2012 DiAnn Mills (P)2012 Zondervan

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  • Deborah
  • 29-10-12

The Chase Is On

Wonderful story line and great characters. Narrator was great. I like it when the narrator is able to change their voice for each character.

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  • WT Holden
  • 20-08-12

Great Story

What did you love best about The Chase?

Ms. Mills took an overused premise (author/or actor shadowing FBI) and turned it into a fantastic storyline with well developed characters. I enjoyed how she worked the theme of the need for God into the lives of people who felt they could wait until later, without the book becoming "preachy".

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  • Occasional reader
  • 28-02-16

Occasional reader

I enjoyed this book immensely: the characters, the storyline and the suspense. I look forward to reading the next one in this series.

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  • TravelGirl
  • 28-12-15

Filled With Action

Loved the boook. ..Great reader. Can't wait to listen to Book 2 in the series.

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  • Anonymous
  • 03-01-13

The Chase

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes. The story was easy to follow and the characters were believable with a believable dilemma.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I wasn't surprised.

What about Laurel Merlington’s performance did you like?

Nice choice as the reader.

Could you see The Chase being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No.

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  • shayid
  • 08-12-19

Intriguing plot, subtle romance

Very interesting story, an eye opener when it comes to gangs and their violent lifestyles. Romance was amusing and not inappropriate for a Christian novel. Main characters had real life experiences and problems. A good read.

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  • Matt
  • 15-07-17

I liked the book, not the narrator

the narrator had an older voice and it made it difficult to hear different characters and made it hard to wrap my head around the face the characters were supposed to be around 30.

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  • Renee Miles
  • 12-11-16

Good book

Looking forward to the next one now.
Good story once in it. I so appreciate that this author is a Christian.
Suspenseful, yet romantic. Nicely done story.
The names for some of the characters and groups were a bit annoying, or cheesy. But overall, I enjoyed this!
Good book. Well done.

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  • Kat5
  • 07-10-16

new fiction don't want to be to harsh on 1st books

this book has some strengths but it reads like a first novel and the readers patience is required.

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  • Snickerfritz
  • 01-10-16

Great story high suspense

Loved the story and plot line. The characters were three dimensional and well developed. The only thing that was distracting was the narrator's mispronunciation of the word jaguar. It wouldn't have been quite so bad if the car wasn't mentioned so often. It isn't jag-you-are it's jag w+are. Also forte is an adopted French word and has that pronunciation. In the phrase, "It is not my forte," forte is pronounced for-tay not fort.