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.
My Thoughts on the Book
If you like watching Criminal Minds then you'll probably love this book! Seriously, it was like watching an episode of Criminal Minds, CSI, or something like that, except without any bad language or inappropriateness.
This is actually book 2, which I didn't realize until after I started this book, but it didn't seem to make a difference. It could have been a stand-alone and be equally as good. I had a little trouble getting into the book at first, although I think it was just me and my overwhelmed mind at the time, but after the first few chapters I was hooked.
The Bones Will Speak is the first book that I have read by Carrie Stuart Parks. I enjoyed her writing style, and the fact that she is actually a forensic artist shows. Her knowledge of it makes the book even more believable. I really hope Carrie Stuart Parks writes another book and continues the series. I will definitely pick it up if she does and I highly recommend reading The Bones Will Speak!
*Note: I received a copy of this book from BookLookBloggers.com in exchange for my honest review.
Carrie Kurtz is a full-time mom and wife who can’t help but make time to explore new worlds in between carpooling and laundry loads. She’s trying to encourage a similar obsession with reading in her two children, and she’s grateful her husband supports her habit. She can be found at Carrie K's Book Reviews