Sunday, April 19, 2015

Review: "Double Cross" by DiAnn Mills

Double Cross was a suspenseful and danger-filled novel. The FBI and Houston Police Department team up to solve a case where someone is selling fraudulent life insurance to elderly dementia patients. It gets personal when Officer Daniel Hilton's grandparents are affected and the stake's are raised when suddenly the purchasers of the scam life insurance policies start dying.

There is a lot of tension as the FBI teams up with a former criminal who has found Christ and with all the danger they are in, no one knows for sure who they can trust.

There are discussion questions at the end, which make me imagine this book being used by a church book club.

Though the protagonists, FBI agent Laurel and Officer Daniel Hilton, are both adults at least relatively well into their careers, their romantic interests in each other seems immature as they seem to rely on others to tell them that they are interested in one another. There was also a few other instances where I really didn't like the characters because they reminded me more of middle school children than professional law enforcement personnel: "When had he become such a wuss? He'd never been shot by a female until today" (217).

It was a little slow to get started, but the story was actually very enjoyable, with lots of twists and turns. It's a good, quick read and the pace really picks up toward the end, even to the point of seeming rushed. At nearly 400 pages, I think this novel should've been paced a little differently, but I would still recommend it to someone who was interested in FBI/police mysteries.

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Tyndale Fiction for this review.  The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product.

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