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Diann Mills’ Firewall


After a whirlwind romance, Taryn Young is preparing to board a plane at Houston International Airport, bound for a dream honeymoon, when a bomb decimates the terminal. Injured but still alive, she awakens to discover her husband is missing and they’re both considered prime suspects in the attack. Further, the FBI is convinced her husband isn’t who he appears to be.

Agent Grayson Hall’s number-one priority is to catch those responsible for the day’s act of terror. All evidence is pointing to Taryn and her new husband. But his instinct tells him her pleas of innocence are genuine. Is her naiveté just for show, or could she truly be another victim of a master scheme, possibly linked to the software she recently developed for her company?

With both their lives and reputations on the line, and the media outcry for justice increasing with each passing minute, Taryn and Grayson have no choice but to trust one another . . . and pray they can uncover the truth before they become two more casualties.


I’m not usually a mystery reader, but every now and then I like to try out genres that are not my favorite to spice things up a little. My thoughts:

What I liked:

The novel really starts with a bang (literally). I mean for the first few chapters, I was really on pins and needles trying to figure out what had happened, why it had happened and who done it.

The set up of the mystery is really unique. I mean one minute Taryn is happily in love and the next thing she knows, she and the man she married are suspects.

Taryn. She’s a fascinating character. She’s both something of a computer nerd, but also very bold and unafraid. Sometimes I wasn’t sure what she was going to do, but she certainly wasn’t going to sit on the sidelines and wait for the FBI to figure things out.

There’s a really great twist at the end that I did not see coming.

Spiritually, there is theme of forgiveness and trusting God.

What I didn’t like:

Really, it comes down to a preference. After the beginning, this novel kind of slowed for me and though it had some romance, the novel was focused on the mystery. It just wasn’t exactly my cup of tea. That said, I know someone else who read this book and loved it.

Romantic Scale: 6

**I received this copy from Netgalley. My opinion was not affected in any way.**


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