Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Concrete Evidence by DiAnn Mills: Book Review

  **Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

On the family’s Brazos River Ranch in Texas, Avery Elliott helps run her grandfather’s commercial construction business. Raised by Senator Elliott, Avery has never doubted her grandfather is the man of integrity and faith she’s always believed him to be . . . until the day she finds him standing with a gun over the body of a dead man. To make matters worse, Avery’s just discovered a billing discrepancy for materials supposedly purchased for construction of the Lago de Cobre Dam.

Desperate for answers, Avery contacts FBI Special Agent Marc Wilkins for help. As Marc works to identify the dead man Avery saw, threats toward Avery create a fresh sense of urgency to pinpoint why someone wants to silence her. With a hurricane approaching the Texas coast and the structural integrity of the Lago de Cobre Dam called into question, time is running out to get to the bottom of a sinister plot that could be endangering the lives of not only Avery and her loved ones but the entire community.

DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels. DiAnn believes every breath of life is someone’s story, so why not capture those moments and create a thrilling adventure?

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. You can download a list of her published titles by clicking here.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, a former director of Blue Ridge Christian Writers, and a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She shares her passion for helping other writers be successful by teaching writing workshops around the country.

DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own coffee beans. She’s an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.

DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at

I have read a few other books by DiAnn Mills in the past, and have always found them to be quite enjoyable. As such, I had high expectations for this one. Unfortunately, I found that for me this one didn't quite live up to those expectations. While the story seemed to have a unique and interesting premise, I found that I failed to really connect with the story and it's characters. Though the action did start very early on in the story, I still found myself really waiting for the story to get started. 

I can't say the story was badly written, I don't think it was... It just wasn't one that I personally connected with. Having read other books by the author, I know this isn't the norm, so while this one might not have been for me, I do still look forward to reading more from her.

But don't just take my word for it... while I didn't connect to the story, many other reviewers have very much enjoyed it. If you enjoy romantic suspense, I'd suggest giving it a shot for yourself! 


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