News Flash! Portrait of Vengeance won the Carol Award! AND the Inspy Award! AND the Wright Award! AND the Maxwell Award! And finaled in the RT Reviewers Choice best Inspirational mystery/suspense/thriller.
Portrait of Vengeance Released August 8, 2017
News Flash Portrait of Vengeance won the 2018 Inspy Award, ACFW Carol Award, Maxwell and Wright Awards!
An unsolved case. A tempest of memories. The future’s at stake—and time is running out . . .
Gwen Marcey has done a good job of keeping the pain of her past boxed up. But as she investigates the case of a missing child in Lapwai, Idaho, details keep surfacing that are eerily similar to her childhood traumas. She doesn’t believe in coincidences. So what’s going on here?
No one knows more about the impact of the past than the Nez Perce people of Lapwai. Gwen finds herself an unwelcome visitor to some, making her investigation even more difficult. The questions keep piling up, but answers are slow in coming—and the clock is ticking for a missing little girl. Meanwhile, her ex-husband back home is threatening to take sole custody of their daughter.
As Gwen’s past and present collide, she’s in a desperate race for the truth. Because only truth will ensure she still has a future.
"Rich characters, a forensic artist's eye for detail and plot twists—Carrie Stuart Parks hits all the right notes!” - Mary Burton, New York Times bestselling author
What people are saying
RT Book Review 4 1/2 Stars Top Pick! Portrait of Vengeance is Parks' best novel yet. The deep character development and personal struggles that Gwen Marcey goes through are fascinating. The flashbacks, questioning and exploring of her past are intriguing, and keep readers guessing to the very end. Parks does a wonderful job in creating mystery, leaving clues without giving anything away. Portrait of Vengeance is an intense novel that takes readers through the struggles one woman faces to come to terms with her past as a way of saving the future.
Fresh Fiction A gripping and suspenseful mystery linking past and present crimes! PORTRAIT OF VENGEANCE is the fourth book by the very talented and award-winning author Carrie Stuart Parks. This latest mystery is just as exciting and suspenseful as her previous books, if not even more so. While PORTRAIT OF VENGEANCE is fully complete and can easily be read as a stand-alone mystery, it definitely is much richer as a story if a few of the earlier books have been read before as her many fans will attest.