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Thomas Nelson (August 11, 2015)
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.
If you would like to read the first chapter of The Bones Will Speak, go HERE.
Once again I selected a book that was written in the first person. I have to say I was happy that there was only one first person point of view in this book and I didn't have to deal with 'head-hopping'. While I am not a fan of first person novels, I did enjoy this author's work and would happily say I would read her work again.
Her characters were crisp and enjoyable to get to know. Granted there was a serial killer on the loose and the main character, Gwen, was a forensic artist involved in trying to locate the killer. I enjoyed being in her head hearing her thoughts.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good thriller novel.
On a 5-star scale - 4 Stars!
I would like to thank Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and Thomas Nelson for my review copy of The Bones Will Speak. I received my copy for free in order to read it and give my honest review.
Smiles & Blessings,