Fragments of Fear by Carrie Stuart Parks

Fragments of Fear

Stolen art. A New Mexico archaeological dig. An abandoned dog. And a secret that’s worth killing for.Evelyn McTavish’s world came crashing down with the suicide of her fiancé. As she struggles to put her life back together and make a living from her art, she receives a call that her dog is about to be destroyed at the pound. Except she doesn’t own a dog. The shelter is adamant that the microchip embedded in the canine with her name and add...

Details Fragments of Fear

TitleFragments of Fear
Release DateJul 23rd, 2019
PublisherThomas Nelson
GenreMystery, Suspense, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Christian

Reviews Fragments of Fear

  • Matt
    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Carrie Stuart Parks, and Thomas Nelson Fiction for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.One can usually expect something intense when Carrie Stuart Parks is writing, spun with the uniqueness of her forensic expertise. I did not feel as much of that here with her one-off novel and wish for more of the series that pulled me in while t...
  • Cara Putman
    From the moment this book arrived in my mailbox, I inhaled it. Carrie Stuart Parks has a knack for creating interesting plots, unique characters, and a setting that lives and breathes. Fragments of Fear is a fascinating story from the first chapter and will keep you up turning pages to see if Tavish and Sawyer will survive the criminals that are out to destroy them. Better yet, a light touch of faith and a brushstroke of romance are added to this...
  • Susan Snodgrass
    ''We have three hours to figure this out and disappear for a bit. It's hard to kill someone you can't find.'Evelyn McTavish, or Tavish, as she prefers to be called, is slowly pulling herself together after her fiancé commits suicide. Then she's called by a vet clinic to pick up her dog; only she doesn't own a dog. But this dog's microchip says she does. Hmmm. From this moment forward, things begin happening at a rapid pace: murders happen, art i...
  • Jasmine
    Can she trust anything...or anyone?Carrie Stuart Parks is definitely one of my go-to, must-read, favorite authors. All I have to do is see her name on the cover and I know I am going to seriously love the book. Her brand of suspense/thriller, sometimes with a dash of romance, is right up my alley. And I simply love her no nonsense writing style. Needless to say, I've been pretty excited about reading Fragments Of Fear since I first heard about it...
  • Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
    This was such an interesting mystery to follow. With twists and turns all over the place, readers are kept on their toes while they follow Tavish, Sawyer, and the clues. Carrie Stuart Parks never ceases to amaze me with her attention to detail. From the archaeological site, to the crystals Tavish wore around her neck, there were so many aspects that she needed to pay attention to and research. Plus, her background as a forensic artist is evident ...
  • Hallie Szott
    The death of her fiance and a startling revelation at his funeral turn Evelyn “Tavish” McTavish’s life upside down. A few weeks later, while attempting to reright her life and successfully pursue her art, she becomes enmeshed in something she doesn’t understand. Somehow, it involves a dog, a murder, her mother’s stolen art, an archaeological dig, and a whole lot of unanswered questions. Her life, her sanity, and her reputation are on th...
  • Kav
    I don't think my heart-rate is back to normal yet. What an incredible suspense! I listened to the audible version and nearly got heatstroke because I have this rule that I have to be doing something while listening to a book so I stayed out in the garden way longer than I should have just so I could keep listening! But it turned out okay because then I got to recover by languishing on my fainting couch with a cool cloth on my forehead listening t...
  • Erin Laramore
    Wow - what a fun ride! This book hit the ground running and did NOT let up! I literally could not put this one down. The entire book had so many twists and turns. While I didn't have any trouble keeping track, I was left guessing until the very end. Very well written suspense with just a hint of romance. There was also a solid faith thread that was not in the least preachy, but did come through loud and clear.Evelyn McTavish (known as Tavish) has...
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    I have adored Carrie Stuart Parks's writing since I picked up her first novel. I'm really glad to have another Christian suspense author to enjoy. So many Christian play it safe by writing romantic suspense, but those lean toward the romance side as more of a plot tactic. But Parks is definitely not like that. She writes suspense that grips me in the first chapter and doesn't let go. In Fragments of Fear, the plot had me guessing a couple time of...
  • MJSH
    “My hand is a positive shape. The negative space is the shape between my fingers. If I focus on the negative space, I will always draw the positive shape correctly.”Carrie Stuart Parks, once again, deftly and masterfully weaves an intense tale brimming with suspense and authenticity that begs to be read in one sitting. The author is well-known for her intricately and tightly woven plot that feels like a 5000-piece puzzle systematically snappi...
  • Kristina
    Fragments of Fear is a fast-paced Christian suspense novel. Evelyn “Tavish” McTavish is an artist with a variety of problems (nail biting, anxiety, panic attacks, self-confidence issues). Tavish lives in the guest house on her mother’s estate and is an heiress thanks to her grandmother. Just before her first gallery showing, Tavish finds herself drawn into a dangerous mystery. Sawyer Price is an FBI Agent who finds himself attracted to Tavi...
  • Donna (More Than a Review)
    Fragments of Fear by Carrie Stuart Parks was a truly enjoyable read. I enjoyed this story and the mystery around it to the point I read it in less than 24 hours.Tavish was a mess and I like my heroines to have their life together. However you could not help but like her. The scenes with her and the dog were hilarious.Tavish has lost her grandmother and her fiancé. She deals with anxiety and uses all kinds of methods to try and calm herself. From...
  • Caitlyn Santi
    I read this author's second novel (The Bones Will Speak) back when it released, and loved it, but hadn't yet gotten around to reading any of her other books. As soon as I saw this cover I knew I wanted to read this book (I mean come on, the lettering is gorgeous and the whole cover just screams awesome, suspenseful thrill ride!) and then when I read the description I was totally sold, and so I jumped at the chance to request a review copy! Oh, wo...
  • Julia
    Fragments Of Fear by Carrie Stuart Parks is the most marvellous contemporary Christian murder suspense. I read it with heart racing as the action hotted up.Carrie Stuart Parks drew me in from the start as I questioned, along with the main character, exactly where the truth lay. The novel is about truth and lies, reality and fantasy, authenticity and fakes – not everything is as it seems. The main character questioned events, trying to piece tog...
  • Best In Suspense - Kelly Underwood
    Fragments of Fear is a mystery style novel, but deviates from your typical run-of-the-mill heroine. Evelyn McTavish, who goes by Tavish, is a complex character with flaws and traits that most authors by-pass. She has obsessive compulsive tendencies, issues dealing with her overbearing mother, and suffers from low self esteem. But when confronted with a series of murders, it’s clear someone wants her dead. Tavish has to break out of her self-imp...
  • Madison
    Fragments of Fear is a thrilling and intricately woven suspense novel. With endless twists and loads of action, it is a novel that continued to keep me guessing and marvelling at the unexpected strength of the main character. Fragments of Fear is the first novel I have read by Carrie Stuart Parks and I was impressed with her storytelling and mastery of the suspense details.Evelyn McTavish, Tavish to her friends, is rocked when her fiancé dies by...
  • Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
    This was such an interesting mystery to follow. With twists and turns all over the place, readers are kept on their toes while they follow Tavish, Sawyer, and the clues. Carrie Stuart Parks never ceases to amaze me with her attention to detail. From the archaeological site, to the crystals Tavish wore around her neck, there were so many aspects that she needed to pay attention to and research. Plus, her background as a forensic artist is evident ...
  • Dan Curnutt
    Evelyn McTavish is having a bad day, maybe a bad week, definitely a bad month. Her fiancée has committed suicide and she is left devastated. Her anxiety disorder is running rampant and she is unable to deal with all that is happening. Then she gets a call. The animal shelter says her dog is there and she needs to come get it. But she doesn’t have a dog. But the chip in the animal definitely comes back to her as the owner.The dog belongs to Joh...
  • Kriste
    Loved Tavis! Missed Gwen :(
  • Diane Higgins
    I loved this book! It captured my attention from the first page to the very end. I have read all of Carrie Stuart Park's books, so far, and this is definitely one of my favorites. It had some twists and turns and kept me guessing until the very end.This book follows Evelyn McTavish, who goes by Tavish. It starts out that Tavish is attending her finances funeral. Everyone says he committed suicide, but she doesn't believe it. Then she gets a call ...
  • Tracey Jackson
    I absolutely loved this book. It kept me reading and not wanting to put it down. Suspenseful till the very end. Kept me guessing. I recommend this book . A must read
  • Erin
    My Thoughts on Fragments of Fear:This book is very unique. It centers on art but then again it doesn’t.Some big takeaways from the book. Acceptance is important no matter what we look like. The negative space is real and we need to be looking for it and at it and the people who live there. Lies are all around us and hurt can come from even the closest relatives and the nicest people.What would you do to save someone you loved? If someone wasn...
  • Anita Ojeda
    Tavish (her mother insists on calling her by her given name, Evelyn Yvonne McTavish), grieves Andrew James, her fiancé’s, death alone. Her wealthy mother has more pressing business—dealing with recovered paintings rates higher than supporting her heartbroken daughter. Tavish and her mother, Helen Richmond seem to mutually disappoint each other at every turn. Helen builds business empires and Tavish just wants to explore her art. As an heires...
  • Sarah
    Despite having gravitated away from them for a while now due to other reading commitments, thrillers remain among my favorite genres. Finding ones that are clean (and Christian), however, can be a challenging task, so when given the opportunity to read and review “Fragments of Fear”, I jumped at the chance. The cover certainly seemed perfect for summer, with a desert landscape in smoldering shades of orange and yellow and a woman in the foreg...
  • Faye
    Artist Evelyn McTavish has been working to rebuild her life after the suicide of her fiance. One day she gets a call from the dog pound saying that they are going to put down her dog, the problem is that she doesn't even have a dog. She recognizes the dog as the belonging to a previous clients, so she decides to return the dog to its owner, but when she goes looking for him, she finds that the dog's owner has been murdered. Tavish finds herself a...
  • Suzie Waltner
    Fragments of FearFragments of Fear begins with a funeral and a bombshell of a revelation that sets the pace for the entire book. Carrie Stuart Parks gives readers another read bursting at the seams with action, unexpected twists, and plenty of questions to be answered about what, exactly, is happening.Multiple suspects, stolen art, dead bodies, and a dog are pieces of the puzzle that just do not seem to fit together—at least not until the end w...
  • Jane
    I have lived in New Mexico my entire adult life and have an interest in Native Americans and archeology. Fragments of Fear contains all of those, which is what drew me to the book. Carrie Stuart Parks has written a suspenseful story that is hard to put down. I read it in just one day.Tavish is a very believable character, in spite of the fact that her mother and police do not seem to take her seriously. Tavish and the other main characters in the...
  • Donna C
    What I think you should know: Fragments of Fear is a contemporary suspense novel. Evelyn McTavish who prefers to be called Tavish is an heiress who has just lost her fiance and feels alone in the world. When she witnesses a horrible crime no one believes her, so she the investigation into her own hands. What you might want to know: The book does contain violence and murder, however the author, Carrie Stuart Parks did not include details that were...
  • Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
    MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK I really enjoyed this fast paced thriller from author Carrie Parks. Tavish seemed to get herself in trouble everywhere she went. When she finds her boyfriend dead, the street is so bad she finds herself chewying on her fingernail, a very bad habit. And her boyfriends death leads to a string of deaths, and she can’t seem to find the connection. Then she meets FBI Special Agent Sawyer Price, who not only is a bit attract...
  • Cynde
    The title totally fits the main character, she is afraid of everything, thinks she is fat and unattractive and chews her nails to the bone and she's rich. Her fiance has just died -apparent suicide- she believes he was murdered but the police don't agree and think she is crazy. She receives a call from an animal shelter that her dog is about to be put down but she doesn't have a dog. When she goes to check it out she finds the dog belongs to an a...