Her carefully crafted life is about to be demolished.
After a difficult childhood, Samantha Williams craves simplicity: jigsaw puzzles, lectures at the library, and the students she adores in her role as an elementary art teacher in the dusty farming community of LaCrosse, Washington.
But when an SUV crashes into the school where she teaches, her entire world is upended. She manages to keep all of the children safe, but her car isn’t so lucky. Oddly, her purse—containing her driver’s license, credit cards, and other identification—is missing from the wreckage.
After authorities discover that the driver in the school accident was shot seconds before the crash, Samantha quickly becomes entangled in increasingly strange events that have her looking over her shoulder.
Samantha has long tried to forget the tragedy of her past, but the twisting maze she discovers between the murdered driver, a deadly secret government project, and an abandoned town can't be ignored. Those involved are determined to keep these secrets buried, and they’ll use any means necessary to stop Samantha’s search for truth.
Praise for Fallout:
"An intriguing story based on events around a part of Washington. Tight timeline with tons of action. Twists and turns that will keep readers engaged and guessing. I enjoyed this book and recommend it to those who want a whisper of romance included with the mystery."
Published by: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: September 13th 2022
Number of Pages: 336
ISBN: 0785239855 (ISBN13: 9780785239857)
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Read an excerpt:
"I have a personal jigsaw to assemble."
Samantha Williams has what she perceives to be a boring life. She teaches art at an elementary school and does nothing more exciting in her spare time than jigsaw puzzles.
When an SUV plows into her classroom, her life gets very much more complicated. Maybe those puzzle solving skills can be put to good use in the unusual cases of old skeletons being found near her school.
This was a very interesting story but it was sometimes hard to put together the pieces of the mystery. I enjoyed the technical aspects of putting a face on a skull. The characters were relatable and layered. Part of the puzzle was to know if things were coincidental. The author kept me guessing til the end.
After the accident with the SUV, having her ID stolen and someone flooding her apartment, Samantha wonders if someone is orchestrating her life. She does not know who to trust.
"The truth always finds its way to the surface." Will secrets always stay secret?
Samantha prays for guidance and tries to convey to others that she has a peace from God in spite of her circumstances.
This was an exciting, complicated story that teaches lessons in trust as well as philanthropy.
How long does the fallout from a secret government project last and how many lives does it impact? Find out in this many faceted, suspenseful drama.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Partners In Crime Tours. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*5 Stars and a Medium Faith thread
Carrie Stuart Parks is a Christy, multiple Carol, and Inspy Award–winning author. She was a 2019 finalist in the Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence in mainstream mystery/suspense and has won numerous awards for her fine art as well. An internationally known forensic artist, she travels with her husband, Rick, across the US and Canada teaching courses in forensic art to law-enforcement professionals. The author/illustrator of numerous books on drawing and painting, Carrie continues to create dramatic watercolors from her studio in the mountains of Idaho.
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