Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Bones Will Speak by Carrie Stuart Parks

I was very excited to get to read this book! I wanted to read the first one, but I haven't been able to do that yet. Gwen is a forensics re-constructionist. She can sketch a face from someone's memory, or she can take a skull and figure out what that person looked like. So here is Gwen, and of all things, her dog brings her a human skull! Well, that starts things off with a bang.

Gwen is going through a great deal at once. Divorced, raising a child, having had cancer, struggling to pay bills, this sudden skull find is going to change a lot more than she could have imagined! We are able to follow along with Gwen's thinking as she works to get to the bottom of the killer. She's got some issues to resolve, and not just this killer.

In the process, a serial killer thinks he is doing God's work. He is killing girls that look like Gwen's daughter. That is plenty scary, but it isn't the entire thing by a long shot! I really enjoyed this read, and I hope I can read the first book in this series.

Carol :) 

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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.


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.

Carrie can be reached through the Contact link on her Website 

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