Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Litfuse Review: When Death Draws Near by:Carrie Stuart Parks
About the 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?
In a thrilling race against time, When Death Draws Near plunges us into cold-case murders, shady politics, and a den of venomous suspects.
Gwen Marcey, a forensic artist, doesn't have much to do and is in desperate need of a job. So she accepts a temporary job in Pikeville, Kentucky, drawing from a victim, a serial rapists face. Drawing this felon would mean saving many more girls from this dreadful experience. But like all the other victims, this girl disappears along with all of her family. Why do they all run away?
Gwen begins to suspect that the rapist and multiple deaths are going hand and hand, maybe the same person. But the sheriff doesn't agree. She begins to follow the activity of a local snake-handling church, who may know something about the mysterious deaths. And with a possible reward, she knows she must stay on this case, since her breast cancer has returned.
The closer she gets to the truth, it seems someone is coming after her. Maybe this time she is the victim, and she is next.
When Death Draws Near is another wonderful book in the Gwen Marcey series. I really enjoyed reading this book and found it to be an amazing read. I was very excited when I learned that I had the chance to read another one of Carrie Stuart Parks book. This one was just as amazing as her other books!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.