Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Carrie Stuart Parks | New Novel News

When Death Draws Near
by Carrie Stuart Parks

Published: August 2, 2016
From: Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins Christian
Purchase: When Death Draws Near

Gwen Marcey takes death in stride. Until she’s faced with her own mortality.

Forensic artist Gwen Marcey is between jobs when she accepts temporary work in Pikeville, Kentucky—a small town facing big-city crime. But before Gwen can finish her first drawing of the serial rapist who is on the loose, the latest witness vanishes. Just like all the others.

Gwen suspects a connection between the rapist and the “accidental” deaths that are happening around town, but the local sheriff has little interest in her theories. When her digitally-obsessed teenage daughter joins her, Gwen turns her attention to a second assignment: going undercover in a serpent-handling church. She could get a handsome reward for uncovering illegal activity—a reward she desperately needs, as it seems her breast cancer has returned. But snakes aren’t the only ones ready to kill. Can Gwen uncover the truth—and convince anyone to believe her—before she becomes a victim herself?

In a thrilling race against time, When Death Draws Near plunges us into cold-case murders, shady politics, and a den of venomous suspects.

Get to know Carrie...

What’s one thing you must have/do in the morning?
Coffee. Gallons of coffee.

What actor/actress would play you if your life was a movie?
I’d love to say Sandra Bullock. But I’m afraid it would be Kathy Bates. That’s okay-we’re both cancer survivors. :-)

What are the names of your pets? If you don't have any, what would you name your pets?
I co-own a bunch of Great Pyrenees with my dear friend, Kerry Woods. Five of the dogs live with me, five live with her. I also have a Bull Terrier.
  • “Rogie” Champion Joker Mystery Ryder of Skeel
  • “Papa” Joker Hemingway of Skeel
  • “Winnie” Joker Always a Winnie of Skeel
  • “Gertie” Joker O’Keefe of Skeel
  • “Elsa” Sanchor Masterpiece JokerSkeel
  • “Tassie” Apex Aragon Tassie Devil of Skeel (Bully)
There are a bunch of feral cats without names :)

Carrie has been gracious enough to give away a copy of her book as well as a sketchpad and pencils for the "budding artist"! Enter below:
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