Trust In The Lord
Fragments Of Fear by Carrie Stuart Parks is the most
marvellous contemporary Christian murder suspense. I read it with heart racing
as the action hotted up.
Carrie Stuart Parks drew me in from the start
as I questioned, along with the main character, exactly where the truth lay.
The novel is about truth and lies, reality and fantasy, authenticity and fakes
– not everything is as it seems. The main character questioned events, trying
to piece together the truth. Likewise I did the same.
The action was fast paced, as the crimes and
body count rose, so did my heart rate. There was always the question of trust –
apart from God who else was trustworthy?
When Death Draws Near by Carrie Stuart Parks is a contemporary Christian thriller. It is the third book in the Gwen Marcey series but can be read as a stand-alone. I had not read the previous novels.
When Death Draws Near’s style is reminiscent of the 1950’s film noir and I loved it. The novel is written in the first person from the point of view of Gwen. As the novel progressed, in my head, it felt like the voice over in the old black and white Philip Marlowe films. I found it a very clever and effective technique employed by Carrie Stuart Parks.
I must admit at times I found the number of different characters confusing, maybe this is because I had not read the earlier novels. However I soon got completely caught up in the action and found my heart racing as I sped to the conclusion of the novel.