When Death Draws Near

by Carrie Stuart Parks

On Sale: 2016-08-02

Price: $15.99

Format: Paperback

Book Summary

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

About the Book

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.


'The compelling crimes, inscrutable community, and resilient heroine propel Parks’s latest thrill-packed installment in the chronicles of no-nonsense Gwen Marcey. '

4 1/2 stars. 'Carrie Stuart Parks’ latest novel is her best yet. Written with an open mind toward highly controversial subject matter --- snake handling in religion --- she gives voice to the characters who most would deem crazy or cult-like. The action begins at page one, and the suspense doesn't let go until the very end. Readers continually shift and change their perception of what is going on and who is behind it. It all culminates with a shocking and unexpected climax that does not disappoint.'

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781401690472
  • ISBN 10: 1401690475
  • Imprint: Thomas Nelson
  • On Sale: 2016-08-02
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price: $15.99
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Series: A Gwen Marcey Novel
  • Publication Date: 2016-08-02
  • Trim Size: 139.000mm x 213.000mm x 22.000mm
  • Weight: 299.000gr
  • Category 1 : FICTION / Christian / Suspense
  • Category 2 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  • Category 3 : FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense