The Bones Will Speak: 2 (Gwen Marcey Novel) Library Binding – Import, 16 February 2018
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- Publisher : Cengage Gale; Large type / Large print edition (16 February 2018)
- Language : English
- Library Binding : 395 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1432846647
- ISBN-13 : 978-1432846640
- Item Weight : 612 g
- Dimensions : 14.61 x 2.54 x 22.86 cm
- Customer Reviews:
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I could relate to the subject of The Bones Will Speak as any caring person would, but especially as a parent--the nightmare of your own child in such danger was gripping.
Ms. Parks has excellent writing skills and an uncanny ability to write a story such that I could actually visualize scenes as they occurred--this novel...heck, this series...would translate well as a great thriller/suspense movie. I particularly appreciated that this is Christian suspense, but I can see people from all walks of life, Christian or not, being able to appreciate the superb writing that this novel contains.
Oh boy, am I looking forward to the next book!
You'd think with so many threads, Carrie Stuart Parks would let one go once in a while. However, she never drops the ball. She keeps the reader engaged from page one, wondering how everything ties together. Sometimes the threads are a bit thinner than they need to be, but overall, everything works well. Like any good suspense author, Carrie keeps you guessing as to who the killer is, their motives, and their strategies. I had my suspicions as to whodunit, but was surprised, something I always look for. In addition, I applaud Carrie because though the revelation was a surprise, it makes total sense once you see it. That's a cardinal rule a suspense author should never break.
Once again, Gwen and her cohorts are relatable and worth rooting for. In The Bones Will Speak, Aynslee shines through as my favorite character. She takes a friend in trouble under her wing, acting with maturity beyond her years. She's also fearless when it comes to protecting that friend. I wish Gwen and Beth had let Aynslee take a larger role in the case. This girl is obviously bright and tough, and would make a great amateur sleuth on her own.
Carrie's writing style is tight, descriptive--disturbingly so at times--and full of unique twists and scenes. A couple of scenes, where Gwen works to get inside the killer's head, stand out as particularly good. They remind me of Monk, one of my favorite detectives, minus the OCD of course. I also enjoyed Carrie's unique choice of weapons for both the good and bad guys--can't say more without spoiling something, but you will enjoy the surprise during the climax.
I wanted a little more introspection from Gwen, and more opportunities to see her grow as a person. Her ability to forgive Robert is discussed, but the way the subplot is written, it doesn't seem to fit. Other than that, I'm ready to join Gwen on another case soon.