Book Review: Concrete Evidence

6 Oct

Concrete Evidence is another action-packed romantic suspense from DiAnn Mills. An approaching hurricane and doubts about a dam’s construction add to the urgency of solving the case. I loved that this book kept me on my reading toes! Recommended.

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

My Impressions:

Right from the start Concrete Evidence by DiAnn Mills grabbed my attention. Murders, bombings, and assassination attempts are just a few of the things keeping FBI agent Marc Wilkins busy. Avery Elliott, determined business woman and heir to her grandfather’s dynasty, is right in the midst of things too as she dodges a murderer’s attempts to keep her from uncovering the truth of the threats against her family. The case keeps the two (and the reader) on their toes. The family dynamics for both Marc and Avery are a big plus, giving this romantic suspense novel a thoughtful side. Forgiveness is a strong theme, and both main characters are called upon to put it into action. The suspense thread kept me guessing, and the romantic elements were naturally woven in. The two mains are definitely attracted to each other, but keep their heads in dangerous situations. Faith elements are also strong — more than one character learns what it means to trust God to take care of them.

A quick read, Concrete Evidence is perfect for a weekend road trip or staycation!


Audience: Adults.

(I received an ARC from NetGalley. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

5 Responses to “Book Review: Concrete Evidence”

  1. Cindy Davis October 6, 2022 at 10:16 am #

    I look forward to reading this one eventually! I enjoy her writing. Great review!

    • rbclibrary October 6, 2022 at 10:18 am #


    • diannmills October 6, 2022 at 10:55 am #

      Thank you!

  2. diannmills October 6, 2022 at 11:18 am #

    Thanks, Becky, for the great review!

    • rbclibrary October 6, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

      You are welcome!

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