(A Novel)

by DiAnn Mills

ISBN: B00F64D39A
Pages: 368

Gone in the blink of an eye. Debra Patterson's two young children are missing from a Houston mall. How will she explain this horror to her husband, whose demanding, perfectionist personality has already filled her life with pain?

But now he's missing, too - - along with his belongings, the children's clothing, and other personal items.

A monstrous, downward spiral has begun.

Debra tries to fill her empty should with alcohol, new friends, and finally, faith. But will she ever find the strength to live each day without her children - - without knowing where they are or if they are safe?

Previously published by Barbour Publishing, 2004


Publisher: // Independent Publication - Republished
Reviews:Liz on Goodreads wrote:

I enjoyed reading Footsteps because the story was fast paced and kept you wanting more from the very beginning. You become desperate with Debra to find out what happened to her children.

What I loved most about the book is that DiAnn Mills tells a story about a character experiencing painful trials handled from a biblical worldview. I appreciate that immensely. I intend to add more of her fiction to my reading pile.

Debra A. Frey on Goodreads wrote:

Awesome Suspense, Great Story, and a truly amazing depiction of Christian faith and a journey of trials.

This is one of those books you can't put down. It keeps y on the edge of your seat, the story line is something a little different,but captures your heart in minutes. Watching a very believable conversion to Christ and then the spiritual growth that develops with the story. Definitely one of my favorite reads. Will be purchasing more from this author.




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About the Author

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. 

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. Library Journal presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the Christian Fiction category for Firewall.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association; International Thriller Writers, and the Faith, Hope, and Love chapter of Romance Writers of America.

She is co-director of The Author Roadmap with social media specialist Edie Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She speaks to various groups and teaches 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


2016 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Winner – Novella Daughters of the Wind from The Oregon Trail Romance Collection
 2015 Family Fiction Top 15 Novels – Deadlock
 2015 Christy Award Finalist – Firewall
 2015 CRW’s Award of Excellence Winner – Firewall
 2015 Orange County Book Buyers Best Winner – Firewall
 2015 Golden Quill Award Winner – Firewall
 2015 Golden Scroll Fiction Gold Merit Award Recipient – Firewall
 2015 Holt Medallion Award of Merit Recipient – Firewall
 2015 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Finalist – Firewall
 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Finalist – Firewall
 2014 Family Fiction Top 10 Novels – Firewall
 2014 Library Journal Best Book Genre Fiction – Firewall
 2014 Award of Excellence Finalist – The Survivor
 2014 Golden Quill Award Finalist – The Survivor
 2014 Inspirational Reader’s Choice 2nd Place Winner – The Survivor
 2014 Inspirational Reader’s Choice 2nd Place Winner – Novella Phantom of My Heart from The Lighthouse Brides Collection
 2013 Golden Quill Award Finalist – The Chase
 2012 Golden Quill Award Winner – Attracted to Fire
 2012 Booksellers’ Best Award Finalist – Attracted to Fire
 2012 Golden Scroll Novel of the Year Finalist – Attracted to Fire
 2012 Award of Excellence Finalist – Attracted to Fire
 2011 Christy Award Winner – Sworn to Protect
 2011 Carol Award Finalist – Pursuit of Justice
 2011 Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence Finalist – Pursuit of Justice
 2011 Golden Quill Award Finalist – A Woman Called Sage
 2011 Award of Excellence Finalist – Pursuit of Justice
 2010 Christy Award Winner – Breach of Trust
 2010 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Winner – Breach of Trust
 2010 RITA Finalist – Breach of Trust
 2010 Carol Award Finalist –  Breach of Trust
 2008 Christy Award Finalist – Lightning and Lace
 2005 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Winner – Footsteps
 2005 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Winner – Novella At the End of the Bayou from Hidden Motives

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