Sunday, July 8, 2018

Review: The Bones Will Speak by 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.


My rating:
4 stars
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My thoughts:

The Bones Will Speak is the second book in the Gwen Marcey series, but it is the first of Carrie Stuart Parks' books I've read. I didn't have any issue following along with the story and found the suspense to be gripping. The story was written very well and I liked how the villain wasn't obvious (at least to me).

The book didn't really have any romance, it was more about the characters and the killer. I enjoyed that. I also really liked Gwen's daughter and thought she was definitely brave in the story.

All in all, The Bones Will Speak was a great suspense novel. I recommend it to fans of the genre.

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2 comments:

Unknown said...

I have this series on my wish list. I'm glad to see that you really liked it and now I'm looking forward to reading them. Debbie L.

Melanie said...

Thanks, Debbie! The series is really good and I've been flying through the books -- I've already finished The Bones Will Speak and When Death Draws Near and am almost done with Portrait of Vengeance. I hope you enjoy the series when you read them.

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