Sunday, February 9, 2020

"The Bones Will Speak" by Carrie Stuart Parks

Yay!  I've now read all four Gwen Marcey mysteries by Carrie Stuart Parks!

I read them all out of order, but oh well.  I really enjoyed all four of them -- they were all engrossing and the sorts of stories I can inhale in just a couple whirlwind days.

This might have been my favorite of the four, actually.  Maybe because it has a rescue aspect to it too, not just solving a crime or stopping one.  And because her daughter Aynslee isn't quite as grating in this one as some of the others.

Gwen Marcey's dog finds a serial killer's dump site AND a not-quite-dead-yet victim at the same time.  Both are very close to Marcey's house.  And the victims, both the dead ones and the one saved at the nick of time, bear an eerie resemblance to Gwen's teen daughter.  The killer appears to have ties to a neo-Nazi group, and lots of danger and excitement occur before the end.

If This was a Movie, I Would Rate It: PG-16 because there are discussions of teen prostitution, some suggestive dialog (not involving Gwen), some disgusting crime scenes, and a lot of danger/peril.

(Here are links to my reviews of the other books of the series, if you're interested:  A Cry from the Dust, When Death Draws Near, and Portrait of Vengeance.)

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