Monday, July 9, 2018

Review: When Death Draws Near (Gwen Marcey #3) by Carrie Stuart Parks


About the book:
Gwen Marcey takes death in stride. Until she’s faced with her own mortality.

Forensic artist Gwen Marcey is between jobs when she accepts temporary work in Pikeville, Kentucky—a small town facing big-city crime. But before Gwen can finish her first drawing of the serial rapist who is on the loose, the latest witness vanishes. Just like all the others.

Gwen suspects a connection between the rapist and the “accidental” deaths that are happening around town, but the local sheriff has little interest in her theories. When her digitally-obsessed teenage daughter joins her, Gwen turns her attention to a second assignment: going undercover in a serpent-handling church. She could get a handsome reward for uncovering illegal activity—a reward she desperately needs, as it seems her breast cancer has returned. But snakes aren’t the only ones ready to kill. Can Gwen uncover the truth—and convince anyone to believe her—before she becomes a victim herself?

In a thrilling race against time, When Death Draws Near plunges us into cold-case murders, shady politics, and a den of venomous suspects.


My rating:
5 stars
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My thoughts:

When Death Draws Near is the second book I've read by Carrie Stuart Parks and my favorite in the series so far. I loved continuing the Gwen Marcey series and seeing how life continued for Gwen. This story definitely didn't go as expected, in many ways, and there were a ton of twists. I didn't see the ending coming...

I feel like When Dead Draws Near ended with a bit of romance, but it wasn't a focal point of the story. I'm excited to see what happens next in Gwen's life and plan on picking up book four ASAP.

All in all, I loved When Death Draws Near. I recommend it if you like suspense novels or have enjoyed books by Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason, Irene Hannon, or Brandilyn Collins.

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