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?
MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
Murphy's twin sister, Dallas Carrie Parks, is missing!
A serial killer, Clinton Hunter, was her last boyfriend. Is it possible Dallas could still be alive? Murphy would never give up searching until she knew for sure!
Disguised, she went to Kodiak, Alaska, the last known place her sister lived. She desperately needed to search for clues of what actually happened.
Murphy's face was disfigured with a long line from her forehead, over her eye, and down one cheek as a result of calling the police on Hunter before she escaped....a call resulting in his incarnation.
The police in Kodiak, were short-handed and needed a forensic artist to do a composite sketch. Murphy was an artist, so let them believe she worked for another police force.
Murphy finds herself in danger from several sources. Is there anyone she can trust?
The nightmares are increasing. Could any of the nightmares be real?
Her talents are needed by various individuals, but people all around her are ending up dead!
This tale will keep the reader "on the edge of his.her seat" until the very end of the story!There are many unexpected "twists".
The ending was complete, yet felt a little weak after such a dramatic "build up".Also, while M Murphy was "reflecting", it was slightly confusing but in the end, the "reflections" all "came together".
The story plot idea was very clever.
*This was gifted me with no expectations of a positive review. This is my honest review.
“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