When Death Draws Near: 3 (A Gwen Marcey Novel) Paperback – Import, 22 September 2016
4 1/2 stars. 'Carrie Stuart Parks’ latest novel is her best yet. Written with an open mind toward highly controversial subject matter --- snake handling in religion --- she gives voice to the characters who most would deem crazy or cult-like. The action begins at page one, and the suspense doesn't let go until the very end. Readers continually shift and change their perception of what is going on and who is behind it. It all culminates with a shocking and unexpected climax that does not disappoint.' ― RT Book Reviews
About the Author
Carrie Stuart Parks is a Christy, multiple Carol, and Inspy Award–winning author. She was a 2019 finalist in the Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence in mainstream mystery/suspense and has won numerous awards for her fine art as well. An internationally known forensic artist, she travels with her husband, Rick, across the US and Canada teaching courses in forensic art to law-enforcement professionals. The author/illustrator of numerous books on drawing and painting, Carrie continues to create dramatic watercolors from her studio in the mountains of Idaho.
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- Publisher : Rutledge Hill Press,U.S. (22 September 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1401690475
- ISBN-13 : 978-1401690472
- Item Weight : 299 g
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 2.24 x 21.34 cm
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When Death Draws Near is another one I'd highly recommend. I can't wait to start Book 4!
I love the main characters, Gwen and her daughter, Aynslee, who deal with real life problems while surrounded by danger and intrigue. I found myself holding my breath in the cave segment in "When Death Draws Near" and was inspired by how Gwen bravely pushed through seemingly impossible situations.
Carrie Stuart Parks' writing style has me hooked with carefully researched and high interest historical subjects all wrapped up in forensic art and intrigue.This coupled with her personal knowledge of forensics art and investigative procedures makes for the winning combination of an amazing read. I wished I had rationed this third book more to make it last longer , as I now have to wait until August to read the next installment of Gwen Marcey's life ! Thank you so much for sharing your gifts in writing such inspiring, informative and highly suspenseful books.
As a Kentuckian, I am familiar with churches who do believe in handling of snakes. Mrs. Parks does an excellent job depicting the parishioners and their beliefs with integrity. While not everyone agrees with this certain belief of handling serpents, they are still honest, good people and she adequately portrays that.
Gwen faces many unknowns in this book as she works to uncover the Hillbilly Rapist, infiltrate the holiness church, and discover who she can really trust. I loved watching her faith grow as she struggles with trusting God. I am hopeful her budding friendship with Blake is explored more in the next book. What a fabulous teaser!!