I just finished reading my first Gwen Marcey novel. The Bones Will Speak is actually the second book in this series by Carrie Stuart Parks, but it stands alone. (There were a few references to Gwen’s previous case found in A Cry from the Dust, but I don’t think these gave anything too significant away. I still plan to read the first book.)
I don’t usually compare books to television, but The Bones Will Speak could have been a cross between Criminal Minds and Longmire. Abandoned by her husband during a bout with cancer, Gwen Marcey lives in Montana with her teenage daughter. She works as a forensic artist whenever the local police department can afford to hire her and doubles as a profiler just because they need her to and she can. Technically, Gwen’s not on the case in this book, but the serial killer is after her . . . her daughter . . . and her dog. With the help of her best friend, Beth, a lady with a love for serious research, Gwen must solve the case to save everyone she loves.
Fans of detective and suspense stories will love this book. I received a complimentary copy from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for this review.