About this 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?

Author Connection

  Website: http://www.carriestuartparks.com/




My Review

This author is quickly becoming a favorite! Her Gwen Marcey character is so much fun. I love her tenacity. This story delved into an interesting topic with a snake handling church.

There was a lot of misdirection in this story and I didn’t figure out who was behind everything until the author revealed it. In hindsight there was a clue early on that I forgot about when the author tied it together. A mark of a good story. It was there but not obvious.

The hard part is I read the next book in the series before reading this one and that’s all I’ll say.

If you’ve read any of the first two books in the series and enjoyed them, this one is even better. The author is definitely doing a good job in developing Gwen.

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