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Want to read a very captivating and thrilling book? Look no further! Carrie has once again entertained and captivated my attention with a tale that is just outstanding! I started the novel one evening rather late and hated to wait till the next day to finish it, but alas I had to. So, when I picked it up the following day, I just kept turning pages until the very end. It was an unbelievable tale about a woman who doesn’t want to be called by her real name but by Tavish, which is a part of her last name. Tavish is a brilliant woman who owns a company, is an heiress when she turns 30, and an artist. She views herself different from what is reality, and all she wants is to be loved. What changes her whole life is that she loses her fiancée and inherits a dog she at first loathes. But life is about to rush her headlong into trouble and running for her life. Tavish meets an FBI agent named Stewart though he doesn’t reveal that part of his life to her at first. Tavish and her mother don’t get along at all but wait to read what happens between these two characters! There is romance, danger, mystery, faith, adventure and more awaiting you in the pages of Fragments of Fear. When you’re done, don’t be surprised if you are wanting to read another of Carrie’s books! Don’t hold your breath when reading this exciting and surprising tale!
Tavish's life comes tumbling down with the suicide of her fiance. Insecure and anxious, her life takes a mysterious turn when the pound calls to tell her to pick up her dog. But Tavish doesn't own a dog. Soon Tavish is drawn into a web of suspicion and murder in which she must solve the mystery or be blamed for it.
This is the sixth book by Carrie I've read. As usual, the mix of humor and suspense is great. The characters are likable. The surprise ending has some unique twists. This book is slightly Christian and I find the conversion experience in it far from convincing. I never like to see a Christian and an unbeliever fall in love, and you find this in this book. I feel like the characters fall in love without knowing much about each other. Yet it's still a fun, clean read, full of suspense. I enjoyed reading it, but did prefer her Gwen Marcey series.
"Am I trying to connect something that isn't connected? What am I missing?"
Evelyn "Tavish" McTavish's life has turned into a nightmare of missed connections; first it's her dead fiance, next it's a dog that doesn't even belong to her, then there is the matter of a client who wasn't completely forthcoming, and to top it all off . . . someone has just tried to kill her. Tavish's life goals are so simple; become a successful artist and live happily ever after, but even that is in jeopardy before a handsome art critic turns out to be someone else entirely. However, a gazillion questions remain; what about her mother, and the stolen paintings, that were recovered somewhat easily? And . . . . and . . . . . . the list goes on and on until Tavish is convinced that she is going to lose her mind, if she doesn't lose her life in the process. Going on the run seems the only logical thing to do.
This book will remind readers of a giant jigsaw puzzle with lots of missing pieces, merely hiding in plain sight. It's complicated, maybe a bit rushed from a relational perspective, but chocked full of intrigue; providing fans with a lot to cheer about when Tavish's fragments of fear are finally allowed to rest in the positive, not negative, space.
Tavish, with the help of FBI agent Sawyer Price, eventually solves the art theft mystery that leads her down so many dangerous trails only to find another dead body. The sweet romance between Tavish and Sawyer is icing on the cake, and the canine character Marley is a cutie, but the other leads that Tavish follows are extremely dangerous to her and to so many other characters. Author Carrie Parks keeps the reader guessing until near the end of the novel about who is instigating the thefts and the murders.
I enjoyed the whole story line. The ending of each chapter is a tease to keep you reading...and not doing your housework...or work work... The only part of the story that wasn't great for me was the love interest part. I know; there are readers that read specifically for that aspect, but I prefer more of a "woman up!" theme.