AUTHOR: Carrie Stuart Parks
DATE: August 2015
PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson
Forensic artist Gwen Marcey has become the target of a serial killer who believes he's been appointed God's executioner.
In Copper Creek, Montana, Gwen Marcey is struggling to put together her life after cancer and divorce. When her dog retrieves a skull of a murder victim and leads her to the victim's grave, Gwen uses her forensic art ability to identify a serial killer. She is horrified to discover all the victims look like her fourteen-year-old daughter.
The murderer is a "lone wolf," a member of the terrorist group Phineas Priesthood-and he has a score to settle with Gwen. Unraveling the tangled Christian Identity movement, where race-not grace-provides salvation, Gwen is in a frantic rush against time. She must use all her skills to uncover the killer before he can carry out his threat to destroy her and everyone she loves.
I love this book! Carrie Stuart Parks draws (no pun intended) on her own experience as a forensic artist to tell a spine-tingling, nail-biter of a tale. Gwen Marcey is a multi-dimensional heroine with quirks and struggles that make me want to befriend her. And when her own daughter is threatened, this nearly broke, barely holding on woman turns into a pitbull. She will not, cannot let go of her search for the serial killer, and Ms. Parks’ writing pulled me right into the mindset of the heroine. I found myself cheering for Gwen and fearing for her and her family at the same time.
The only drawback to this book is its power to keep me awake when I should be sleeping. The Bones Will Speak readily earns five stars.
Disclaimer: I was given an e-copy of this book by NetGalley in return for my honest opinion, which I have given here.