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.
|Contributor(s)||Carrie Stuart Parks|
|About the Contributor(s)||Carrie Stuart Parks
Carrie Stuart Parks is a Christy finalist as well as a Carol award-winning author. She has won numerous awards for her fine art as well. An internationally known forensic artist, she travels with her husband, Rick, across the US and Canada teaching courses in forensic art to law enforcement professionals. The author/illustrator of numerous books on drawing and painting, Carrie continues to create dramatic watercolors from her studio in the mountains of Idaho.
|Publish Date||Aug 11, 2015|
|Series||A Gwen Marcey Novel|
- Review by Nellie Dee
I impatiently watched my mail box in anticipation of the arrival of this book and was instantly engrossed. This is a great CSI-type story which keeps the reader turning pages and guessing who-dun-it from beginning to end. It's a race from the very beginning when it becomes evident that Gwen is a target. The inclusion of road blocks and typical political law enforcement frustrations brilliantly kept me involved.
I enjoyed the inclusion of some humor in the pages as well with the typical mother-daughter relationship issues and the bantering between best friends. It was a natural and necessary inclusion which did not disrupt the flow of the read but allowed the characters to be real and more beloved to the reader.
There really wasn't anything I didn't like about this book unless you consider that I was frustrated by the fact that Mattie laid in a hospital room. As the only victim who could give information which might help identify the killer, no one was sent to get a statement or information from her. But then, that's typical good story stuff. O.K., maybe it was a little annoying that Gwen had to be the lone ranger, but again, that's what makes good story.
The Bones Will Speak was a hit with this reader and I would recommend it to all my friends who love forensics and thrillers.
Thank you to BookLook Bloggers who provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review. I was not required to give a positive review and the views expressed are my own. (Posted on 8/10/2015)