Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CFBA: The Bones Will Speak by Carrie Stuart Parks

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Bones Will Speak
Thomas Nelson (August 11, 2015)
Carrie Stuart Parks


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.

I was privileged to received a copy of this book to review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions. Thank you to he publisher, Ms. Parks, and the CFBA for this opportunity!

Things you might like to know about this book: 

~It is number 2 in a series. I have not read the first book yet but plan to now that I have read this. It's not necessary that you read book #1 to understand this one but I'm sure some of the mystery behind Gwen herself will be revealed by reading that book. 
~This book discusses different religions....the ones that people often don't hear about. I found this book to be a bit unsettling because of the things brought forward. Yes, this is a work of fiction but the motives behind these "organizations" are real...and scary!
~Ms. Parks knows her "stuff"!! I think I was more intrigued by reading her biography after reading the book! She has a very interesting background that sounds absolutely fascinating! 
~It did take me awhile to get into the story....I felt the threads were a bit loose for awhile. Once it got going though?? Hold on!!! I thought I knew how it would turn out and I was WAYYYYYY off!! That's one of the more interesting aspects of reading a book like this. I bet Ms. Parks had a blast writing it as well! 
~I recommend this book! If you have a weak stomach, you may want to pass on it (some scenes may be gruesome to some readers). If you love mystery/crime/thriller novels, you'll enjoy this one!