Serial Killer At Work!
Action packed thriller from the first page!
This book begins in Washington State and a bombing by a Neo-Nazi group in Seattle, the little old cat woman who recognizes them hiding next door, and the pursuit that follows.
Fast-forward 15 years; forensic facial reconstruction expert Gwen Marcey is living in Montana, her dog brings her a human skull. It is not long before more body parts are discovered and a live victim that resembles Gwen’s daughter.
Gwen soon realizes there is a serial killer performing his grizzly work and he is fixated on her and her daughter. She must solve this case to survive. Author Carrie Parks uses her background in the world of forensic science as it really is not as it seems on television. I found the particulars of police science and forensic very interesting.
Characters, Plotting And Development:
The plots include a jealous forensic artist, a twisted Nazi church group, a sociopath serial killer that is not afraid to call and terrorize Gwen and the surviving victim, wolf killings, the framing of the local police official and so much more.
Ms. Parks developed the story and the characters at a good rate, gave her characters realistic characteristics, and kept the story suspenseful; it did not lag or falter.
You will not be bored or disappointed with this book; when Ms. Parks revealed the killer, I was very surprised. This story does have religious elements and themes that are not preachy or pushy.
This is the first of Carrie Parks books I have read, but she will have a place in my eReader as I love the way she plots the story, adds twists, then brings all the clues together to an explosive ending.
I did not feel I was missing anything by reading the second book first, I feel it is a stand alone book. I see a very bright future for Ms. Parks. I received this book from the publisher and Netgalley in return for an honest book review.