ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Carrie Stuart Parks is an award-winning fine artist and internationally known forensic artist. Along with her husband, Rick, she travels across the US and Canada teaching courses in forensic art to law enforcement as well as civilian participants. She has won numerous awards for career excellence. Carrie is a popular platform speaker, presenting a variety of topics from crime to creativity.
Animals have always been a large part of her life. Her parents, Ned and Evelyn Stuart, started Skeel Kennel Great Pyrenees in 1960. Carrie inherited the kennel and continues with her beloved dogs as both an AKC judge and former president of the Great Pyrenees Club of America. She lives on the same ranch she grew up on in Northern Idaho.
ABOUT THE BOOK
A killer with a penchant for torture has taken notice of forensic expert Gwen Marcey . . . and her daughter.
When Gwen Marcey’s dog comes home with a human skull and then leads her to a cabin in the woods near her Montana home, she realizes there’s a serial killer in her community. And when she finds a tortured young girl clinging to life on the cabin floor, she knows this killer is a lunatic.
Yet what unsettles Gwen most is that the victim looks uncannily like her daughter.
The search for the torturer leads back in time to a neo-Nazi bombing in Washington state—a bombing with only one connection to Montana: Gwen. The group has a race-not-grace model of salvation . . . and they’ve marked Gwen as a race traitor.
When it becomes clear that the killer has a score to settle, Gwen finds herself in a battle against time. She will have to use all of her forensic skills to find the killer before he can carry out his threat to destroy her—and the only family she has left.
My thoughts and giveaway:
Wow. What a fast-paced adventure this book is. I haven’t had the chance to read anything by Carrie until now and I have to say I think I will be reading more of her work.
I don’t know if I have ever read a book that surprised me at the end. The person I thought was doing the murders had me guessing then being wrong, then guessing again and being wrong again. She did a great job making a few people be the possible suspect.
I found the whole book fascinating, the characters and the story-line. The motivation behind the murders was something I never think too much about but I am sure still exists in the U.S.
If you like suspense that is very visual this is a book for you. I read this book very fast because it couldn’t put it down.
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A copy of this book was given to my by the publisher through the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance in exchange for an honest review.