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Formula of Deception - by Carrie Stuart Parks (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 320

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Christian

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Book theme: Suspense

Author: Carrie Stuart Parks

Language: English

Street Date: July 3, 2018
TCIN: 53542124
UPC: 9780718083854
Item Number (DPCI): 248-87-7894


"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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Lucy - 1 year ago
This is my first read by this author and will not be my last. It is a roller coaster ride of intense plot twists that keeps you on the edge of your seat and looking over your shoulder for the killer or killers. It is difficult to figure out and has several surprises in store. Murphy is a character you can identify with as she has lost her twin sister and trying to solve what really happened to her. She meets multiple characters along the way and when you throw in the historical aspects of WWII it has you in its grip. Suspense that makes you dig deep to try to solve the mysterious crimes. Very enjoyable read. I received a complimentary copy from Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction Guild. The honest review and opinions are own and were not required.
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sesquius - 1 year ago
This was an interesting book. It kept me captivated and intrigued from beginning to end. I would find myself zooming ahead only to realize that I needed to pause and re-read a section. Then the twist at the end of the book was truly unexpected. Up until that point I was hanging on, trying to keep up with the smaller twists the book was tossing out to me. But, this last twist threw me for a loop. I was confused. I was fascinated. Did I like where the story went? To be honest, I’m not sure. And even now, having just set the book aside, I’m still puzzled as to my stance on the book. That said, I would definitely consider this a book to read. For the next reader to get their own opinion on it. There are enough scheming that you will be having to pay attention to the various players within the book. As it is, I look forward to passing this book to my sister for her to read. There was one section that I found truly fascinated, and that was the talk of the start of Lyme disease and it’s potential in being biological warfare. The first time I came upon this theory was on Reddit on a conspiracy thread, so to read it here, in published Christian fiction book was a bit interesting.
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