Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Deadly Encounter by DiAnn Mills

"I don't want you to be destroyed by any poison," 
                  " Is this about God too?" 
 " Yes, He's bigger then our problems."
 Conversation between Whitt and Stacy, Deadly Encounter by DiAnn Mills

Hey Readers,
So have you ever played the game of Clue ? You know how it is, you hold your cards in your hand, excited because you have almost solved the mystery. You have looked at all the clues and you wrote all of them down, Finally when you are sure you know who did it you guess and find out... that.. you .. are... wrong.  That is how I felt when I read my latest " Must Read"
It is filled with twists and turns and just when I think I know what happened, the story changes!
This book is one that will keep you guessing until the very end.

Deadly Encounter by DiAnn Mills is the story of  Veterinarian and Airport Ranger Volunteer Stacy Broussard. While Stacy was out on her patrol one morning she came across a man who was shot an next to him was a motorcycle, a military grade drone and a injured dog. She immediately contacts 911 who contacted the FBI since the drone was military issue and this could potentially be a act of terrorism. Special Agent Alex LeBlanc enters the scene. He is sure that what he sees is a clear case of terrorism though he cannot figure out if the person who was shot was the victim or the perpetrator. Because of events and people in his past he is suspicious of everyone including Stacy even though she is the one who reported the crime. When strange events seem to happen and they all seem to surround or involved Stacy, Alex begins to wonder if somehow Stacy was being targeted. First Stacy gets a letter from the health department saying that there is something in the water in her neighborhood that is giving people flu-like symptoms, then several of her neighbors are hospitalized. Stacy cannot figure out if it is a hoax or if it is real, and if it is real why won't anyone help her neighborhood? If it is not real, then why are her neighbors getting so sick? Throughout the story you see that Stacy is trying to adopt or become a foster parent to Whitt McMann a young boy with an amazing IQ. But the circumstances that keep involving her are not helping her chances at proving that she can be the mother that he needs Suddenly Stacy develops the flu like symptoms and is hospitalized, the doctors discover what the symptoms are and make a unfortunate diagnosis... Stacy and all of the other people that were infected have a very rare disease that is only found in dogs but this is a strain that has been genetically altered. Why would someone go to such great lengths, knowingly infecting several people with a deadly disease?  What are they after and why did they target Stacy?
Why is every lead that Alex finds a dead end?
You will have to read the book to find out because I refuse to give spoilers!

What did I think of the book?
I love the twists and turns that kept me guessing but I also like the fact that there are some moments that are part of real life like when she patches her relationship with her parents or when Alex asks Stacy on a date. The author also includes the characters journey in their faith. Each one is in a different part in their walk with the Lord. Alex has not felt he needed God but is slowly seeing that he needs Him more then he thought ,Stacy is getting back to a relationship with God after such a long time apart from him and Whitt cannot think of God being a loving Father because he only knows how his earthly father was.  I suggest this book to someone who is looking for a novel with the perfect blend of romance and suspense. Overall I rate this book 5 out of 5 Stars *****

Here is the first chapter of the book!

 Deadly Encounter – Chapter 1

I Loved this book and am definitely checking out some of her other books, If you want to here is the link:

Happy Reading :) 

 I would like to thank Tyndale House Publishers for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was not asked to write a favorable review, Just a honest one. 

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