When Death Draws Near by Carrie Stuart Parks | Blog Tour and Undercover Artist Giveaway

Plunge into forensic artist Gwen Marcey’s world, full of cold-case murders, shady politics, and a den of venomous suspects. Add Carrie Stuart Parks’ new book, When Death Draws Near, to the top of your must-read list. Gwen accepts temporary work in Pikeville, Kentucky—a small town facing big-city crime. But before she can finish her first drawing of the serial rapist who is on the loose, the latest witness vanishes. Just like all the others. Can Gwen uncover the truth—and convince anyone to believe her—before she becomes a victim herself?

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{More about When Death Draws Near}

When Death Draws Near (Thomas Nelson, August 2016)

Death has always been part of Gwen Marcey’s job. But when faced with her own mortality, everything takes on a different hue.

Forensic artist Gwen Marcey is between jobs and homes when she accepts temporary work in Pikeville, Kentucky. The Eastern Kentucky town, located deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, has been plagued by a serial rapist and a series of unexplained deaths. Before Gwen can develop a composite drawing, the latest witness vanishes, just like all the previous victims.

Turning her attention to sketching the face of an unidentified body, she discovers a link between his death and a Pentecostal serpent-handling church. Serpent-handling is illegal in Kentucky, and the churches have gone underground to avoid the authorities and continue to worship as they believe. Gwen is offered a handsome reward to infiltrate the renegade members, a reward she desperately needs as it seems her breast cancer has returned.

Joined by her digitally-obsessed, Generation Z daughter, Gwen goes undercover to a nineteenth century revival, planning to draw the faces of the snake handlers so they can be identified and arrested. Instead she uncovers a murderous plot and a festering evil.

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Carrie Stuart Parks

{More About Carrie Stuart Parks}

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.

Find out more about Carrie Stuart at http://www.carriestuartparks.com.
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“The compelling crimes, inscrutable community, and resilient heroine propel Parks’s latest thrill-packed installment in the chronicles of no-nonsense Gwen Marcey.” —Publishers Weekly

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  • {{BOOK REVIEW}} ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ | GWEN MARCEY TAKES DEATH IN STRIDE. UNTIL SHE’S FACED WITH HER OWN MORTALITY.

    When Death Draws Near has all of the action and suspense of a murder mystery. There are so many twists and turns in this book that you will be hooked until the very last page.

    Written by Our Perfectly Imperfect Life! on August 25, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RC6MSD3F6IYD7/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • WILL THEY BE ABLE TO SURVIVE?

    Gwen Marcey is a forensic artist who is between jobs. She has decided to take a job helping a small town figure out why people are being found dead. There is also a serial rapist around. Gwen’s breast cancer has come back and she really needs money, so she starts by drawing a picture of the last victim. Gwen finds out that he has ties to a really bad group of people that use serpents in their rituals.

    Written by deal sharing aunt on August 24, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RYZU1O45V7T2W/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ A GWEN MARCEY NOVEL BY CARRIE STUART PARKS — REVIEWED

    This book tells a great suspense tale that will keep the pages turning at a frantic pace!! But there is a deeper, more thoughtful layer to this story if you will stop and read its underlying truth.

    Written by Window To My World on August 24, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3UWBAAM8WV34I/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • CARRIE STUART PARKS’ UNDERCOVER ARTIST STARTER SET

    There is a lot going on in this book, and at times I did feel like it was a little too much, but not enough to be bothered by it at all. It actually added to the page turning aspect for me. I love the writing style!

    Written by Through the Open Window on August 24, 2016

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ BY CARRIE STUART PARKS #BOOKREVIEW

    I have to admit that this is the first story I have read about snake handlers. I truly enjoyed this thriller, and I never did guess who the real culprit was! Any novel that keeps me guessing is a real winner in my opinion.

    Written by Frugal Shopping and More on August 23, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RUW7GBM3LTDPG/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01864DW10

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ {LITFUSE}

    When the book world and your reality tend to melt together and you’re not sure if you are you any longer or if you’ve become the main character. This is one of those books. I was in the book.

    Written by For Him and My Family on August 23, 2016

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ REVIEW

    By the last third of this book, I had a white-knuckle grip on the book and I couldn’t have put it down if I tried. I was cringing. I was sweating. I was anxious. It was crazy! I haven’t had a similar response to a mystery novel in so long I can’t remember! I definitely recommend this book if you like suspense and details that will make you squirm!

    Written by The Talbert Report on August 23, 2016

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’

    When Death Draws Near is definitely one of those books that will make you read late into the night. Fans of thrillers and suspense, be sure to pick up this book; don’t miss the excellent and addictive series by Carrie Stuart Parks. I highly recommend it.

    Written by Book by Book on August 23, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3G5FKLLQTQUFB/

  • KEPT THE PAGES TURNING: ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ BY CARRIE STUART PARKS

    Carrie Stuart Parks offers up another enjoyable novel with her latest, When Death Draws Near, a book that kept me turning the pages from start to finish!

    Written by Christian Fiction Addiction on August 22, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R3M33WAS5KLSTN/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01864DW10

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ ~ REVIEW

    Gwen is a hoot! Her life is crazy and chaotic and despite kicking cancers bootie once, only to have it return, she doesn’t let that stop her…NOT. AT. ALL. She is a forensic artist and while in between jobs she takes a temporary job that brings out some of the craziest things I think I’ve ever read about in a church and in this town! But like I said, Gwen doesn’t let much stop her no matter what the situation, even if the Sherriff doesn’t really even want her there, let alone handling the case!! To add to everyth

    Written by Heart of a Bookworm on August 22, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2T47AARSX4SM9/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • BOOK REVIEW : ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’

    I enjoyed this book, then my 15 year old son got ahold of it and enjoyed it then my 13 year old read it. I good clean book with some serious thrills. There was a number of twists and turns and we all enjoyed each one!

    I have enjoyed this one so much, I want to read the first two in the series!! Thanks for a great read!

    Written by Milk & Honey Meadows on August 22, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/When-Death-Draws-Marcey-Novel/product-reviews/1401690475/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_viewopt_srt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=recent&pageNumber=1

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ (A GWEN MARCEY NOVEL) BY CARRIE STUART PARKS *BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY*

    When Death Draws Near is book 3 of the Gwen Marcey novel series. I haven’t read any of the other books or any books by this author but I feel it can be read as a stand alone book.

    This story immediately starts off with an unfortunate death and answered questions that forensic artist Gwen is trying to solve. Good, steady pace but I didn’t care for the serpent-handling church and what all was going on.

    Written by EmpowerMoms on August 22, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R115LLDCNETZBF/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • A RACE FROM THE FIRST CHAPTER TO THE END, THIS BOOK WILL DELIGHT SUSPENSE LOVERS OF ALL TYPES.

    I love a good suspense. If it has interesting characters, a great career, and a plot that keeps me reading, I’m hooked! That’s exactly what happened with When Death Draws Near. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in the Gwen Marcey series, and this one takes it one step further. Her personal life continues to be out of control with the tension of providing for her daughter and keeping her safe when Gwen gets plunged into a new murder. This one dives deep into the wilds of Kentucky where people are dying from what appears to be snake handling. Is there more to it? And what can she do to track down the culprits while fighting back against her nemesis: breast cancer?

    There are political layers. Spiritual layers. Crime. Tension. Suspense.

    Written by Cara Putman on August 22, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/When-Death-Draws-Marcey-Novel-ebook/dp/B01864DW10/ref=cm_cr-mr-title

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’

    I am not going to lie, these are probably one of the darkest, creepiest mysteries I have read, usually I shy away from these sort of books as they can really get to me and make me even more paranoid, but these books are just too good and interesting to not read! I love the authors style of writing and how down to earth and gritty they are, the main character is totally believable and is someone you could imagine meeting. You can tell these books are well researched and the plot was solid. Filled with page turning suspense and the ability to keep one guessing until the very end, this book is a must read!

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on August 22, 2016

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ BY CARRIE STUART PARKS

    This book is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone. There were plenty of interesting things in this book that I didn’t know alot about like forensic artists and snake handling in church. This mystery kept me turning the pages turn find out what would happen next. Great book great storyline.

    Written by A Room Without Books Is Empty on August 22, 2016

  • REVIEW: ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’

    I recommend this novel to any adult readers who like suspense. This book kept me engaged. It is not a gory suspense book, but it will keep the reader guessing who did it. I plan to read more of Carrie Stuart Parks books.

    Written by New Horizon Reviews on August 22, 2016

  • {BOOK REVIEW} ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ BY CARRIE STUART PARKS

    I finished this book in about 3 days. I could not put it down very often, as each chapter seemed to end with a cliff hanger that had you reading the first paragraph of the next chapter without thought. Laundry was put on hold, cleaning as well! I highly recommend this book to any and all readers! The story flows flawlessly, and keeps your attention from the get-go. There was no “getting into” the book, as it hooks you from the start. The prologue was a little strange for me, and I am still scratching my head about the connection, so if you cannot get past that, just disregard it and read on!

    Written by Momma of 2 Review on August 22, 2016

  • GIVEAWAY! CARRIE STUART PARKS’ UNDERCOVER ARTIST STARTER SET {AND BOOK REVIEW}

    If you are looking for a murder mystery novel that holds the thrill and suspense of author Patricia Cromwell’s Kay Scarpetta series, but want a novel that doesn’t contain strong language or sex, When Death Draws Near will meet all your expectations.

    Written by Rockin’ My Mom Jeans on August 22, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RPSANBXXW6AQS/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1401690475

  • FANTASTIC BOOK

    When Death Draws Near is the third book in Carrie Stuart Parks series, Gwen Marcey, and it is FANTASTIC. I have had the pleasure of reading book one and two! I absolutely love this series! As a huge fan of Christian Fiction and Mystery/Suspense Thriller Fiction, I knew I had to read this Christian Mystery series.

    Written by For The Love of Books on August 22, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A1D55CUSW389PO?sort_by=MostRecentReview&display=public&x=9&y=6

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’

    This was a good one! Gwen is a good forensic artist and is in demand. This is in the Gwen Marcey series but can be read as a stand alone. I loved that Gwen wasn’t the typical young, vivacious leading lady. While she had plenty of attitude, she is a middle age woman who beat cancer, has her issues, an ex, a teenager with an attitude and a mystery (or two) to solve.

    Written by Ashley’s Bookshelf on August 21, 2016

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ BY CARRIE STUART PARKS

    I wasn’t sure how I would like this story, since it deals with some horrible crimes. That said, I do think that Carrie handles the story well, not dwelling on atrocities.

    I really enjoyed the religious side of the story, with Gwen going undercover to learn more about a serpent handling church that has lost quite a few of their members over the last year. I thought the characters were fascinating and loved learning some new things.

    This is an excellent read that will keep you up late reading.

    Written by inkling and notions on August 20, 2016

  • CARRIE STUART PARKS’ ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ UNDERCOVER ARTIST STARTER SET #GIVEAWAY

    Carrie Parks has done it again! She has written a novel that grabs the readers attention, delving into the world of a forensic artist, and threatening to keep you up all night trying to get it finished!

    We are plunged once again into the life of Gwen Marcey, a forensic artist, as she tries to aid the police in their capture of a serial rapist. But you know how life doesn’t throw one thing at a time? Well, she also gets a report that her cancer is back, and harsh. There are plenty of twists and turns, intriguing characters including some charming snake handlers, and lots of page turning tension. You won’t go wrong with picking this one up!

    Written by Giveaway Lady on August 20, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R18PAEATRPFDFH/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’

    I have never been a fan of first person narrative in novels, however, Carrie Stuart Parks has won me over. She has a wonderful talent that draws the reader into my mind of her character and makes you feel at one with that character.

    Written by All Things Are Possible on August 20, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/When-Death-Draws-Marcey-Novel-ebook/product-reviews/B01864DW10/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=recent#RUJEFYKVOJ9UY

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ BY CARRIE STUART PARKS

    Ms. Parks gives us a really complex mystery and When Death Draws Near is full of twists and turns, with a few red herrings thrown in just to cause confusion.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on August 20, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RGEBAG7ZBPBJ8/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’

    Carrie’s newest release brings together the perfect elements to create a fantastic page-turner! This is one of those stories that totally keeps you guessing- I just love those!

    Written by JoJo’s Corner on August 19, 2016

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ BY CARRIE STUART PARKS

    This story was a little different than I expected, but I enjoyed it. (I was worried it might be very “noir”). It is number three in a series, but it is a stand-alone title (I hadn’t read the previous books and didn’t realize they they existed until after I was done with this one).

    Gwen is a strong female character, struggling with numerous personal issues (divorce, parenting, health, general self-esteem, etc.). I liked how her emotions and feelings were realistic. Another thing I did like about this story line and the character of Gwen was the underlying theme of accepting yourself for who you are and accepting your challenges in life with grace, while knowing that you aren’t alone.

    Written by Beth’s Book-Nook on August 19, 2016

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’

    When Death Draws Near by Carrie Stuart Parks was a good read, it had its share of drama as well as mystery. The main character Gwen Marcey is a Forensic Artist that gets a job in a small town in Kentucky, she gets there to help the Law enforcement to catch a Serial killer. When she arrives there she was not particularly welcomed by the Sheriff’s department. She tries her best to do her job and helps them identify a decomposed dead body, who’s death was from a snake bite, by drawing the picture of the person using her talent.

    Written by Rishika’s Mommy’s Blog on August 19, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R3O8N0N28F4YVI?ref_=glimp_1rv_cl

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’

    When Death Draws Near is suspense at its best. With a determined investigator who draws upon deep reserves of courage and faith, this novel becomes a race against time for both the characters and the reader. I just could not put this one down!

    Written by By The Book on August 19, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1MZ1IPKRJTB0H/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ (GWEN MARCEY #3) AUTHOR: CARRIE STUART PARKS

    This is another great mystery/suspense novel. I have read all three books in the series so far and each one has been excellent! I read quite a bit and the mystery/suspense genre is one of my favorites, so to find an author that can challenge my mind, make me laugh and stir compassion says a lot to me. Gwen’s sense of humor rings so true with me and her struggles in life are realistic.

    Written by Seeking with all yur heart on August 19, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3AP7TBYJZK5Q0/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • OOOO DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING!

    Initially, I was worried this book would be all about snakes. I really dislike snakes! They are in the story but it’s not quite as bad as I feared.

    The story was very engaging and I immediately wanted to know what was going on. All along you know someone is behind this but I wasn’t able to guess and didn’t see it coming. I appreciate that! I don’t like it when I can figure the mystery out in the first few pages.

    If you’re looking for a good book to try, this may be it!

    Written by A Dusty Frame on August 18, 2016

  • BOOK REVIEW AND AUTHOR GIVEAWAY~’WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’

    Although the books have the same main characters, the stories are separate and stand alone. Although I never gave much thought to what a forensic artist does, reading these two books has made me so intrigued by the job and all that it entails. Gwen Marcey puts herself, friends and family in danger with each new case-making for a thrilling read.

    Written by The Loose Screw on August 18, 2016

  • CARRIE STUART PARKS’ ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ UNDERCOVER ARTIST STARTER SET

    This is a fast-moving book filled with twists and turns, drama and suspense. Gwen is a great main character as she has a fascinating and never boring job, and is facing real life challenges; therefore making her completely relatable and easy to empathize with. I highly recommend this latest read from Carrie!

    Written by Moments on August 18, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1LQP2YLMOV6IE/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1401690475

  • GREAT SUSPENCE FULL OF TWISTS AND TURNS!

    This is a story full of twists and turns and will have you turning the pages far into the night! This is the third in the Gwen Marcey series but I was never lost in this novel. However, I definitely want to read the first two books after reading this fantastic story!

    Written by Julie – More Of Him on August 18, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R13LDREVU41AJ0/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • REVIEW: ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ BY CARRIE STUART PARKS

    When Death Draws Near by Carrie Stuart Parks is probably my favorite mystery/suspense read of all-time. That is saying a lot as I have read and enjoyed some pretty amazing books. There was just something about this book that really just sucked me in and kept me turning the pages. Gwen Marcey is a heroine who has a lot on her plate. Not only is she a forensic artist, but she is divorced, trying to raise a 15 year old daughter, battling cancer, and just really trying to keep her head above water personally and financially.

    Written by Pause for Tales on August 18, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2R7YK1PYOIZMK/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ BY CARRIE STUART PARKS (UNDERCOVER ARTIST HUGE GIVEAWAY!!)

    Gwen is a character all moms can relate to- she is struggling to keep things normal for her daughter, dealing with an ex, and struggling to cover expenses. That is part of what makes the book such a page turner- Gwen is a realistic character in explainable real circumstances.

    Written by bless their hearts mom on August 18, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/When-Death-Draws-Marcey-Novel/product-reviews/1401690475/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=recent#R1XNNBZEQINC51

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’

    With its unique story line and great characterization, When Death Draws Near is an intriguing read! Drawing from her own expertise, Parks adds exceptional detail to the narrative, and I found the elements of forensic art to be fascinating. The suspense of this story kept me guessing, and I look forward to reading more Gwen Marcey novels!

    Written by Buzzing About Books on August 17, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R16P5IIMJDBVOU

  • LOVED THE CHARACTERS AND THE SUSPSNSE!

    I finished When Death Draws Near in one morning. It was impossible to put the book down, though I did manage to drag myself away to help my kids a few times. I was drawn, not only to the mystery, but to the character of Gwen and her personal struggles, as well. The ending held a surprise that I wasn’t expecting, at all. Usually, I can guess the answer to a mystery in advance, but not this time. Carrie Stuart Parks did a wonderful job with her writing and keeping me in suspense until the very end.

    Written by ElCloud Homeschool Blog on August 17, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2MVZ5D9FP5RUX/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ BY CARRIE STUART PARKS | BOOK REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

    Have I mentioned my love of crime shows? I’m sure I have…that and also the fact that I had to stop watching Criminal Minds because I was freaking myself out. If my doorbell rings, you bet I hide. Clearly you are up to criminal mischief if you show up at my house unannounced….

    See, I clearly had good reasons to stop. But I’m fascinated by it all and especially how crimes are solved. I say all this because that has been one of my favorite parts of the Gwen Marcey novels. With her background in forensics, Parks has incorporated fascinating details with nonstop novels and I have loved each one!

    Written by Books and Beverages on August 16, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R35C2ZNJ5OTVSS/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ BY CARRIE STUART PARKS

    This is only the third book by Parks, and I have enjoyed all three and have found myself wishing she had more books out there to read. This one may be her best yet, and is one I didn’t want to put down. The plot and story line were really great, and I found the whole snakes being used in worship thing fascinating. Even though I still think people who do that are nuts, I understand it a little more after reading this novel.

    Written by Thoughts of a Sojourner on August 16, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R34YZ8E93JFDHK/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’

    Gwen is a very likable character who also happens to be a mom and she’s pretty tough. I totally didn’t expect what happened to happen. This book kept me reading to find out what was going to happening next. It really kept me guessing. I also liked that it didn’t really have a romance in it. There was plenty of stuff going down so it wasn’t really necessary. If you’re a fan of books by Tami Hoag or Kathy Reichs this should be right up your alley. I look forward to reading more books by this author.

    Written by Fic Gal on August 16, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1N9XGCZQ5GBLY/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’

    This book will get the adrenalin working big time. Thank you, Carrie Stuart Parks, for keeping me up late at night turning pages. I’m really looking forward to Portrait of Vengeance.

    Written by sunny island breezes on August 16, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1QH36K2D8VNAD/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1401690475

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’—BOOK REVIEW

    The story was good. The story was filled with bumps and twists and turns. The reader is caught of guard at the end wondering just who is behind all the violence.

    But I didn’t connect and frankly I really didn’t like the main character. I got annoyed with her constant turning everything that happened around her or circumstances to her own past misfortunes and failures. The past was always on her mind and seemed to be always brought into the present through her references.

    Written by http://www.myjourneyback-thejourneyback.blogspot.com on August 15, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R335YM0VZODUH0/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • CARRIE STUART PARKS’ ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’

    Shew, this book was so good, but I have to say it threw me for a loop. The very first page nearly lost me, with the use of glossolalia to indicate the character speaking in tongues. As a lifelong Pentecostal, I have never EVER seen that done and it really caused me some concern. The book, however, didn’t do that with the exception of the beginning page, so I read on. And I was happy and thrilled that I did, what a great story. I am looking forward to the next Gwen Marcy novel. 4 stars from this reviewer. Great story, once I got over my initial shock.

    Written by Cindy’s Book Reviews on August 14, 2016

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ | REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

    When Death Draws Near by Carrie Stuart Parks made me want to draw the blinds when I was home alone and check the covers before I crawled into bed. It wouldn’t say it was scary, but the crime element of the story did rattle me a little.

    Well balanced, well written, and thoroughly entertaining — suspense fiction fans will want to add When Death Draws Near to their reading lists.

    Written by https://christianshelfesteem.wordpress.com on August 14, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3N8717WCRU4A1/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’

    It was fascinating getting a look into this book. Things are not all what they appear to be and there are lots of twists and turns that make this a fabulous suspense novel. I would highly recommend this book and this Gwen Marcey series. Parks is a great writer and the suspense and danger build throughout the book to an exciting finish. I loved this book.

    Written by Books,Dreams,Life on August 13, 2016

  • RIVETING SUSPENSE WITH A FASCINATING MAIN CHARACTER!

    Gwen Marcey should be every criminal’s worst nightmare even though she typically wields a pencil and her brain instead of a gun. And Carrie Stuart Parks should be on every suspense-fan’s must-read list! High-intensity, edge-of-your-seat thrilling action and psychology. Compelling characters. Moments that make you laugh. Moments that make you look over your shoulder. Moments that make you wonder if it’s ok to pray for a fictional character. All of these elements combine into a fast-paced book that will grip you by the heart AND the mind and refuse to let go until you’ve reached the end. All three books in the series are fantastic, but this one may be my favorite.

    Written by Reading Is My SuperPower on August 11, 2016
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  • SUMMER READS: ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’

    At 336 pages, with short chapters, When Death Draws Near was a fast-paced read for me. The author has a natural talent for storytelling, and her skills are shown through the wonderfully written characters, great descriptions, and witty dialogue.

    Overall, When Death Draws Near is a well-written murder mystery with plenty of twists and turns to keep you turning the pages.

    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on August 10, 2016
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  • CRISTI’S REVIEWS

    I love books that have short chapters and are fast paced so this novel was right up my alley. I like my suspense novels to keep me on my toes. I thought I had this one figured out early but I couldn’t have been further from figuring it out. There is nothing like being blindsided when you are reading a suspense novel, I think it is a sign of great writing. When Death Draws Near was a great introduction for me to Gwen Marcey.

    Written by Cristi’s Reviews on August 9, 2016

  • HOPE THIS SERIES IS NOT OVER YET

    If I ever had to choose a heroine from a novel that I admired, it would be Gwen Marcey. She is smart, observant, and seemingly fearless. Actually Gwen is one who simply faces her fears because often she has no other choice. Whatever life throws at her, she refuses to sit down and take it but fights back with all she is worth just as long as she can keep moving. And like a mama bear, if her daughter is in danger, Gwen will not stop until she is certain of her safety.

    Written by Daysong Reflections on August 9, 2016
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  • SUCH A BUMPY RIDE!

    My daughter and I have been binge-watching X-Files. You know how crazy it all gets with Scully and Mulder? Gwen Marcey would fit right in. The suspense is real; Gwen delves into all kinds of backwoods mischief. She’s such a realistic character. Many women will relate to her, as she’s a cancer survivor and a working mom. She deals with it all: snarky teen going through internet withdrawal, condescending co-workers, and death threats. Poor woman, she can’t catch a break! I ordered the second book as soon as I finished this one. It’s that good! I rarely give 5 stars, but this one earned it.

    Written by Savings in Seconds on August 9, 2016
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  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ (A GWEN MARCEY NOVEL)

    Gwen Marcey is down on her luck when she accepts an temporary assignment in Pikeville, KY. The quirky forensic artist was bought in to find the serial rapist whose victims and witness vanishes. There is also a snake handling church whose members all have accidental deaths. Gwen will have to race to find if there is a connection between the two cases. While, Gwen’s cancer also returns and she is questioning her own longevity. Will she be able to solve the case and receive the money she desperately needs? Who can Gwen trust? Will the cancer or the murderers get to Gwen first?

    Written by Two Points of Interest on August 9, 2016
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  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’

    Gwen is driven by three things in life: God, her daughter, and her determination to always complete her job. This drive makes Gwen Marcey a force to be reckoned with, and a character I love to have in a book. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and had my heart pounding so many times. Such a great read.

    Written by Ting’s Mom Books on August 8, 2016
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  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ BY CARRIE STUART PARKS

    Forensic artist and main character, Gwen Marcey, immediately stands out as a unique character. Unlike most heroines owning the pages of mystery/suspense/romance novels-Gwen Marcey is not your typical twenty-to-thirty something who’s kicking butts and taking names. No, instead you have a woman who’s divorced with a rebellious teenage daughter and is facing a critical health crisis all while financially, spiritually, and physically struggling. However, Gwen Marcey isn’t a flat character. Ms. Parks does a great job bringing out authentic emotion when the character is faced with a life changing phone call.

    The strong characters and mysterious plotline kept me turning the pages until I finsihed the book-six hours later!

    Written by Natalie Walters on August 8, 2016
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  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ BY CARRIE STUART PARKS

    If you’re a fan of criminal suspense books, like those of Terri Blackstock, you’ll want to read Parks’ latest When Death Draws Near. It has all the action and suspense of a murder mystery but the drama like you’d find on the big screen. The combination can’t be easy to pull off, and yet Parks wrote so many twists and turns into her story that she kept me guessing until the very last page.

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on August 7, 2016
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  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ BY CARRIE STUART PARKS

    This novel is full of police procedures, snake-handlers and a great sense of adventure and suspense. Start with the first book in this series, but don’t let it keep you from getting to these better ones at the end.

    Written by Reviews From a Man’s Persepctive on August 6, 2016
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  • SUSPENSEFUL AND GRIPPING READ

    When Death Draws Near is suspenseful and well written novel that is brimming with mystery, danger, and even a little romance. This a Gwen Marcey novel, but it can be read as a standalone novel. I thought the plot line was interesting and contained enough twists and unexpected developments to keep me glued to the pages. I liked how there were multiple people what could have been behind the disappearances and deaths and that the reader was left in the dark with only slight glimpses until the very end. I also thought the author’s take on the Pentecostal church was interesting and thought provoking…

    Written by Heart to Heart Books on August 5, 2016
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  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’

    Gwen sets upon an impossible task of identifying a murderer, help to solve a case and keep them both alive. This novel was exciting and full of adventure that I just could not put down!

    Written by Working Mommy Journal on August 5, 2016
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  • TRUST NO ONE

    If bad things are happening and life is confusing, why pray? God already knows the outcome. If God is silent, is He there? Gwen Marcey, a forensic artist and cancer fighter has little time for God. It will take a miracle for her to pray again.

    Whom can Gwen trust? The advice given is “Trust no-one.” The religious group are viewed with suspicion. Are the people good or deluded? Read the novel and make up your own mind.
    A cracking thriller that will keep you guessing to the end.

    Written by Christian Bookaholic on August 5, 2016
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  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ BY CARRIE STUART PARKS

    When Death Draws Near is another wonderful book in the Gwen Marcey series. I really enjoyed reading this book and found it to be an amazing read. I was very excited when I learned that I had the chance to read another one of Carrie Stuart Parks book. This one was just as amazing as her other books!

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on August 4, 2016
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  • ONE GOSH-DARN PAGE TURNER!

    Carrie Parks’s (author) writing is superbly engaging. Gwen is so relatable and genuine. I really appreciate the humor Parks interjects into her story. The mother-daughter relationship between Gwen and her daughter, Aynslee, is captured beautifully and true-to-life. As in her previous books, Parks masterfully touches on several themes and brings them together fluidly: Faith, Family Dynamics, Religion, Murder, Suspense, Mystery. I enjoyed learning about Forensic Artistry as Parks peppers the story with an inside look at Gwen’s craft. This one sure is a page turner that you can not figure out with twists and turns and an unexpected ending.

    Written by Mother of Three on August 4, 2016
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  • CARRIE STUART PARKS’ ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ UNDERCOVER ARTIST STARTER SET

    This book has the flavor of Kathy Reich’s Temperance Brennan books, but has the added nugget of faith with really steps it up. Make no mistake-this is a thriller, and a good one at that. There are two other books before this one, but When Death Draws Near, works great as a stand alone.

    Written by Mama Bear Outpost on August 4, 2016

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’ BY CARRIE STUART PARKS

    When Death Draws Near is a suspenseful plot I’ve never run across before that keeps you on edge. It’s dynamic, humorous at times, and full of action. I definitely recommend it.

    Written by Julie Arduini: Surrender Issues and Chocolate on August 3, 2016
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  • DON’T TRUST ANYONE!

    Carrie Stuart Parks is a well accomplished forensic artist who knows how to compose a suspense-filled book as easily as she creates a composite of any number of people. The pace is fast and unpredictable, and her characters are deeply developed and true to form. A snake handling cult will curl your toes and send the hair on the back of your neck on end! You may want to read this book with all the lights on!

    Written by Perspectives By Nancee on August 2, 2016
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  • SURVIVAL

    If you like mystery and suspense and one gutsy main character, boy is this book for you. I had pictures of the energizer rabbit, this girl with all her medical problems, is one tough cookie, and you will be amazed at what she is capable of doing.

    The other shoe is about to drop and you won’t put this one down until the last page is turned, and then you will be wondering how you missed the clues.

    Written by Maureen’s Musings on August 2, 2016
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  • GREAT BOOK

    When Death Draws Near by Carrie Stuart Parks was a great book. This book is another thriller/suspense book, and I enjoyed reading it right from the start. There are two other books before this book, but you don’t need to read the other two to understand what is going on in this book. I know that I am going to go back and read the other two books because I enjoyed this author’s style of writing.

    Written by The World As I See It on August 2, 2016
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  • ‘WHEN DEATH DRAWS NEAR’

    When Death Draws Near by author Carrie Stuart Parks is part of her series called A Gwen Marcey Mystery Novel. Gwen Marcey is a forensic artist. Because she does not have an assignment right now she starts work in a small town. Just her luck, now there is a serial rapist running around. She thinks that there are a lot unsolved deaths happening and the sheriff in the town does not believe he, that they are linked . Now her daughter is around to help her. But through all of this her breast cancer is back. She has to work fast so that she is not the next person who meets her death.

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! on August 1, 2016