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Formula of Deception

Carrie Stuart Parks
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"I love Carrie Stuart Parks's skill in writing characters with hysterical humor, unwitting courage and page-turning mystery. I hope my readers won't abandon me completely when they learn about her!" -Terri Blackstock, USA TODAY bestselling author of If I Run, If I'm Found, and If I Live

An artist hiding from an escaped killer uncovers one of World War II's most dangerous secrets-a secret that desperate men will do anything to keep hidden.

After the murder of her twin sister, Murphy Anderson changed her name and appearance and moved to Kodiak, Alaska, to avoid the press and publicity. But when local authorities discover she's an artist and request her help in drawing a dying man's memories, she unintentionally ends up in the limelight again-and back in the killer's crosshairs.

The deathbed confessions of an Alaskan hunter have Murphy drawing the five bodies he discovered on remote Ruuwaq Island ten years ago. But what investigators find has them mystified. Evidence suggests that the bodies were deliberately destroyed, and what they uncover in an abandoned Quonset hut from World War II only brings more questions.

As one by one the investigators who were at the hut die, Murphy knows there is something much darker at stake. What happened on this island during the war? And who is willing to kill to keep its secrets buried?



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"I love Carrie Stuart Parks's skill in writing characters with hysterical humor, unwitting courage and page-turning mystery. I hope my readers won't abandon me completely when they learn about her!" -Terri Blackstock, USA TODAY bestselling author of If I Run, If I'm Found, and If I Live

An artist hiding from an escaped killer uncovers one of World War II's most dangerous secrets-a secret that desperate men will do anything to keep hidden.

After the murder of her twin sister, Murphy Anderson changed her name and appearance and moved to Kodiak, Alaska, to avoid the press and publicity. But when local authorities discover she's an artist and request her help in drawing a dying man's memories, she unintentionally ends up in the limelight again-and back in the killer's crosshairs.

The deathbed confessions of an Alaskan hunter have Murphy drawing the five bodies he discovered on remote Ruuwaq Island ten years ago. But what investigators find has them mystified. Evidence suggests that the bodies were deliberately destroyed, and what they uncover in an abandoned Quonset hut from World War II only brings more questions.

As one by one the investigators who were at the hut die, Murphy knows there is something much darker at stake. What happened on this island during the war? And who is willing to kill to keep its secrets buried?


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Meet the Author

Carrie Stuart Parks

Carrie Stuart Parks is an award-winning fine artist and internationally known forensic artist. She teaches forensic art courses to law enforcement professionals and is the author/illustrator of numerous books on drawing. Carrie began to write fiction while battlingbreast cancer and was mentored by "New York Times "best-selling author Frank Peretti. Now in remission, she continues to encourage other women struggling with cancer. Facebook: CarrieStuartParksAuthor

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First in a New Series
4 stars By Iola, Sep 01 2018
I thought Formula of Deception was another story in the Gwen Marcey series, so it took me a little longer to get in to Formula of Deception, because I kept waiting for Gwen to show up. She doesn't, because the book isn't about her.

Formula of Deception begins on April Fool's Day on a small island of the coast of Alaska as an earthquake then tsunami hit. It then moves to the present day, where Murphy Andersen has got a job as a police artist on Kodiak Island, Alaska. She's drawing a decades-old murder scene, based on the memories of a dying priest.

Murphy was a fascinating character.
There is obviously some unknown trauma in her history, and this unfolds gradually as the plot progresses, as her personal story collides with the story of the dead bodies ... and there are soon more dead bodies. A murderer is on the loose ... but is this related to the priest's memories, Murphy's own personal history, or something else?

Murphy is hiding details about her personal history from her police colleagues, and it's not always easy to find the truth in her words, thoughts, and actions. This makes the book a challenge, but is also a strength, as it highlights the tension and the suspense. And there is plenty of suspense.

Recommended for suspense fans. Thanks to Thomas Nelson and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review
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  • Catalogue Code 517661
  • Product Code 9780718083793
  • ISBN 0718083792
  • EAN 9780718083793
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Suspense Mystery
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Jul 2018
  • Sales Rank #50204
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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