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The Bones Will Speak
Thomas Nelson (August 11, 2015)
Carrie Stuart Parks
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.
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.
Heidi Says . . .
This book just arrived in my mailbox one day last week, but I’ve been reading through it and really enjoying it so far. We watch a lot of crime shows on TV (think: Bones, CSI, Criminal Minds, etc.) and this book reminds me of things we’ve seen on these shows. While it’s a mystery, so far it’s not too scary for me to read it in bed at night (I hope it stays that way).
I promise to come back and update this post with more thoughts when I’ve finished the book.
In the meantime, I will say that, while this book is part of a series, I haven’t been having any problems picking up with this book first. Things from the previous story are referred to, but it’s easy to understand without having read the first book.