Fragments of Fear

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Title: Fragments of Fear
Carrie Stuart Parks
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishing
Release Date:
July 23, 2019
Genre: Inspirational Suspense/Thriller

Stolen art. A New Mexico archaeological dig. An abandoned dog. And a secret that’s worth killing for.

Evelyn McTavish’s world came crashing down with the suicide of her fiancé. As she struggles to put her life back together and make a living from her art, she receives a call that her dog is about to be destroyed at the pound. Except she doesn’t own a dog. The shelter is adamant that the microchip embedded in the canine with her name and address makes it hers.

Evelyn recognizes the dog as one owned by archaeologist John Coyote because she was commissioned to draw the two of them. The simple solution is to return the dog to his owner—but she arrives only to discover John’s murdered body.

As Evelyn herself becomes a target, she crosses paths with undercover FBI agent Sawyer Price. The more he gets to know her, the more personally invested he becomes in keeping her safe. Together, they’re desperate to find the links between so many disparate pieces.

And the clock is ticking.

“Over the years, Carrie has mastered forensic art, fine art, and her own brand of offbeat humor. As a novelist she combines these skills with another: puzzle writing––scattering puzzle pieces all over her fictional universe and then dropping them into place in twists, surprises, revelations, and side-pocket whimsy until the big picture emerges, never too soon, always on the brink of disaster.” —Frank Peretti

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Carrie Stuart Parks is a Christy finalist as well as a Carol Award–winning author. She 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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My Review

I have lived in New Mexico my entire adult life and have an interest in Native Americans and archaeology. Fragments of Fear contains all of those, which is what drew me to the book. Carrie Stuart Parks has written a suspenseful story that is hard to put down. I read it in just one day.

Tavish is a very believable character, in spite of the fact that her mother and police do not seem to take her seriously. Tavish and the other main characters in the story are well-developed. There was at least one surprise in a character that I didn’t see coming, part of good character development. With the many plot twists I found myself thinking, how much more trouble can Tavish handle. But handle it she did and the trouble drew her to God and learning to trust in him.

In Fragments of Fear Carrie Parks combines her knowledge of fine art and forensic art in the plot line. Details about forgery are included that only an artist or art connoisseur would know. Carrie Parks appears to have done her homework regarding Native American art, Fine Art, and police work as she presents seemingly accurate descriptions.  

I would not hesitate to add Fragments of Fear to my K-12 Christian School library. It is appropriate for high school and up.

I want to thank JustRead Publicity Tours for the complimentary copy of Fragments of Fear. 


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