“Stolen art. A New Mexico archaeological dig. An abandoned dog. And a secret that’s worth killing for.” This summer, get ready for a story that will keep you reading until the wee hours of the morning, frantically flipping pages as the danger escalates and a tangled web of deception begins to unravel. “Fragments of Fear” is the newest Thomas Nelson release by Carrie Stuart Parks, and is definitely a thrill ride from start to finish.
As the second book I’ve read by Carrie Stuart Parks, “Fragments of Fear” is an incredibly fast-paced story that weaves romantic suspense with thought-provoking themes about faith, humility, and trust. All this is tied together with top-notch writing that brings the story to life with (sometimes terrifying) reality. When our heroine jumps at a noise around the corner, you will too!
I really appreciated how “Fragments of Fear” was more than just danger, action, and drama – there was emotion and inner growth, as well. I really came to care about the characters, including the spunky, innocent little dog that is at the center of a diabolical chain of events. It is important to note that this is not a book to jump into if you are not already comfortable with the Romantic Suspense genre. Why? Frightening situations abound, multiple people are murdered, and unknown villains constantly seem to be breathing down the neck of the protagonist in very realistically-scary scenes. BUT, if you do enjoy the genre and are looking for something that is more than just scary, but has some substance to it as well, I highly recommend “Fragments of Fear”.
I received an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book from HarperCollins Canada, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.