Monday, July 12, 2021

Carrie Stuart Parks: Woman in Shadow

 By Kelly Bridgewater

Carrie Stuart Parks combines her expertise as a forensic artist with her ability to craft a gripping story in this page-turning web of light and shadow.

A woman off the grid.

Darby Graham thinks she's on a much-needed vacation in remote Idaho to relax. But before she even arrives at the ranch, an earthquake strikes—her first clue that something is amiss. Then when a cabin on the edge of town is engulfed in flames and problems at the ranch escalate, Darby finds herself immersed in a chilling mystery.

A town on fire.

A serial arsonist sends taunting letters to the press after each fire. As a forensic linguist, this is Darby’s area of expertise . . . but the scars it’s caused her also the reason she’s trying to escape from her life.

A growing darkness.

As the shadows continue to move in, the pieces of the town around her come into sharper focus. Can she trust the one man who sees her clearly?


My Thoughts:

Woman in Shadow by Carrie Stuart Parks is a hunt or be hunted story through the Yellowstone National Park area. The story takes places at Mule Shoe resort as a art community. First, the story starts out with flushing out the characters and the surroundings. Then the story advances into the conflict. After that the conflict takes over the story and pushes all the characters to their boundaries. One of my favorite parts was that the story actually focused on the conflict, Parks did not craft a romance story that took away from the immediate danger that the characters were in. I did like the setting. It was one of my favorite parts. As someone who has never been out to Yellowstone National Park; I loved being able to explore and discover this part of the country. Overall, Woman in Shadow by Carrie Stuart Parks is a keep readers on their toes type of story. Readers will not see what is the climactic moment or the showdown until the moment happens.

I received a complimentary copy of Woman in Shadow by Carrie Stuart Parks through Thomas Nelson Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the review, Kelly!
    -Best wishes,