Fallout by Carrie Stuart Parks
September 12 - October 7, 2022 Virtual Book Tour
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."
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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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MY THOUGHTS -
Fantastic read! Especially the last half.
The first half of the book was spent setting up the story and getting to know the characters. There is still some drama and action even in the first half. But I loved being able to take my time getting to know Sam (aka Samantha) and fall in love with her as a character. There were those that I never did like, but her I felt an instant liking to. She was an art teacher and I am an artist! So I definitely felt the connection. She was also a teacher and I was an asst. teacher and childcare provider - so again connection! We could have been BFFs in real life. She felt very real to me.
Fast forward to the second half... Whoa!!! NON STOP ACTION! I loved it! A lot of information is given in this part so you have to pay more attention. It was all very interesting to me. As well as very exciting.
Also, enter my second favorite character, Janet. She was a minor character, but I really liked her! I would love to see more of her in a future book.
All in all - a very fun and exciting book to read! This just sealed my love for this fantastic author. Can't wait to read more form her. She is definitely one to watch.
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