A powerful family with dark secrets.
After personal tragedy, Piper Boone retreats to her childhood home—a secluded mansion for the wealthy Boone family, who are practically American royalty. When catastrophe strikes, her family is put in the spotlight, and the line between victim and suspect gets blurred.
A forensic artist with his own haunting past.
Tucker Landry is drawn to Piper in the midst of the trauma, but the connections being made to her family might prove to be their undoing. With a hurricane beating down on the private island, there isn’t much time to find answers.
The truth will determine whether she lives or dies.
Praise for Relative Silence:
“Danger and drama abide in this tale that takes a walk on the perilous side. With a flair for the macabre, the story will linger in your head long after the last page.” —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author
“One of the most engrossing suspense novels I’ve read in a long time. Pitch-perfect pacing and characterization along with Parks’s knowledgeable hand with forensics kept me on the edge of my seat.” —Colleen Coble, USA TODAY bestselling author
“The perfect beach read! Relative Silence is an expert mix of family drama and slow-burning thriller, leavened with Parks’ trademark humor. You’ll be pulling for Piper and Tucker as the story builds toward a hurricane-force climax.” —Rick Acker, bestselling author
“With skill and her ever-present wit, Carrie Stuart Parks has arranged puzzle pieces and woven story threads into an engaging and quick-moving read with tantalizing questions, quirky characters, and . . . oh yes, some well-placed fictional curve balls along the way. Enjoy!” —Frank Peretti, bestselling author, for Relative Silence
Full-length, stand-alone suspense novel with a thread of romanceAward-winning, bestselling authorIncludes discussion questions for book clubs
Beautiful Piper Boone, the narrator of this well-executed tale of remorse and redemption from Parks (Fragments of Fear), is haunted by the memory of her five-year-old daughter's death 15 years earlier in a boating related tragedy off South Carolina's Curlew Island, the Boone family's private retreat, where Piper has been living quietly since going through a divorce and losing her job. One day, Piper is eating at a caf in Marion Inlet, S.C., when a gunman opens fire and kills three women. Piper is unhurt, thanks to handsome forensic artist Tucker Landry, who secretly bears his own numbing burden of guilt. With assistance from Piper, Tucker attempts to sketch a portrait of the shooter, who escaped the scene. As the two fall in love, they realize that Piper might have been the gunman's real target. Meanwhile, members of the Boone family have been dying or disappearing at a suspicious rate. The action builds to a climactic, slam-bang fight with the killer as a hurricane sweeps the island. Those with a taste for modern gothic family sagas will be amply rewarded.
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ISLAND OF SECRETS!
A haunting story of a powerful family filled with dark secrets. A personal family island retreat holds the key to the myriad of unexplained horrible mysteries. A family made up of strong, intense personalities that will do anything to protect those they love. A story of greed, lust and duplicity pitting sisters against each other. A forensic artist desperately trying to escape his tragic past. An artist’s desire to provide answers to long forgotten questions. A close friend suddenly disappears. And, a hurricane is headed straight for this Island of Secrets! Will all the answers be washed away in the storm before the TRUTH is revealed? I was provided a complimentary copy of this novel by Thomas Nelson and NetGalley. The opinions expressed here are completely my own and without influence.