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, Fiction, Thriller, Contemporary, 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Naomi Shores
    I love it! This story starts with an abandoned dog that leads to an archaeological dig and stolen art. Admittedly there isn't as much of the forensic in this book as in most of Carrie's books but the characters pull you into the story and you can't wait to see where it goes and if the heroine is crazy like everyone thinks she is or if what is happening to her is reality. The action was fast paced and the villain is totally unexpected. Carrie Stua...
  • Kara
    I was surprised how this book begins with a character, Tavish, who isn't a Christian, attending a funeral with mentions of chanting, horoscope, reincarnation and wearing a crystal all in the first few chapters. How she depends on that crystal was kind of annoying for much of the book, her nail biting habit also had me cringing. I really didn't like Tavish until she meets Sawyer Price on the dig and I kept thinking, "Tavish needs to have a serious...
  • Jodie Wolfe
    My ReviewCarrie Stuart Parks has a gift for writing fast-paced, action filled, on-the-edge-of-your-seat books that has the reader longing for more. As usual, I read her latest book in a short amount of time. She has a way of crawling into her heroine/hero and making them come to life on the page. I eagerly look forward to reading her next book. Well done, Carrie.~While this book was provided for free, I was under no obligation to supply a favorab...
  • Dianna (SavingsInSeconds blog)
    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Thomas Nelson publishers. Opinions shared are mine. When I was approved for the egalley Fragments of Fear, I dropped everything and started reading it. Carrie Stuart Parks is one of my favorite authors and I just couldn't wait to dive into her world of behind-the-scenes crime investigation. This book is very different from her others, both in terms of the characters and the plot. I wanted to like ...
  • MaryAnn Bell
    From award-winning author Carrie Stuart Parks comes a new novel with danger that reaches from a New Mexico Anasazi archaeological dig to micro- and nano-chip technology.Evelyn Yvonne McTavish-Tavish to her friends-had her almost perfect world in Albuquerque, New Mexico, come to a crashing end with the suicide of her fiancé. As she struggles to put her life back together and make a living from her art, she’s given the news that her dog is about...
  • Randi Sampson
    When I pick up a mystery or suspense book, I look forward to the mystery... of wondering who did it and how it all went down. From the very start, this book certainly had that going for it! The action started right from the first chapter and didn't stop until the very end. In the beginning though, it really had me as the reader questioning what was really going on. We 'see' what our main character Tavish sees, of course... but as the evidence dis...
  • Prairie Sky Book Reviews
    “Stolen art. A New Mexico archaeological dig. An abandoned dog. And a secret that’s worth killing for.” This summer, get ready for a story that will keep you reading until the wee hours of the morning, frantically flipping pages as the danger escalates and a tangled web of deception begins to unravel. “Fragments of Fear” is the newest Thomas Nelson release by Carrie Stuart Parks, and is definitely a thrill ride from start to finish. As ...
  • DMaddox
    There were so many things I enjoyed about this book. Tavish's life was out of control and she was a mess at the beginning. Missing her recently decreased grandmother, reeling from her finance’s supposed suicide, feeling unloved by her mother, and afraid her art was never going to sell, Tavish had plenty to deal with. Then she gets a call to pickup her dog from the pound - but Tavish doesn’t have a dog! She argues with the pound but finally re...
  • Jessica Patch
    I thoroughly enjoyed Fragments of Fear. Here's my breakdown:Characters: Well-crafted. Real. I related to the main character Tavish (love that nickname). She’s a bit cynical, but not in a “whiny I don’t like you” way. She’s had some hard hands dealt her in life. I also love her wit/humor. She’s a fighter, a survivor, and a searcher. I will say she finds everything she’s searching for which brings us to…Faith Thread: Carrie always h...
  • Betti
    Well you definitely won’t put this one down until you are finished! The fast paced action will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout wondering if the mystery will ever be solved. Evelyn or Tavish as she liked to be called is an artist with an incredible memory, which proves to be providential in the circumstances she finds herself in. Between murder, kidnapping, flash floods, gunfire and explosions, you begin to wonder who can actually b...
  • Ellen White
    FRAGMENTS..OF..FEAR.....Carrie..Stuart .ParksEvelyn found her fiancé, a meeting place he had suggested and he was in a rental car. The body unviewable, saying it was suicide, he left her no note, and he would have, saying why. Tonight was to be a celebration asking her Mother for Evelyn’s hand in marriage. Gravesite, with the fake grass, and his death seemed unreal. A mourner comes, saying she had so much she wanted to say to him., they were t...
  • Katie
    I feel like our author hit so many marks of excellent writing in such unexpected yet well thought out ways. We delve into the world of microchipping which I think has always had an element of fear as to what the government could eventually do with it with us as humans- as all things, it could be used for good or bad intentions. I felt like the topic covered was really a difficult and out of the box one when we think of suspense/thriller, so I fel...
  • Joan
    It took me a while to get to the point of liking this novel. Parks goes in a new direction, away from the series featuring the forensic artist I thoroughly enjoyed. The heroine in this novel is also an artist but that is where the similarity ends. Tavish is insecure and has anxiety attacks. She is so different from Parks' previous heroine it took me quite a while to get caught up in the plot. The plot is complex but everything comes together in t...
  • Doreen
    This book shows again why Carrie Stuart Parks is on my “must-read author” list. The story starts out with a crazy twist that has Evelyn McTavish questioning what she thought to be true. And it keeps building as crazy things pile up one after another. Even her own mother questions her sanity. But as the danger builds, Evelyn begins to wonder if her mother has her own reasons for wanting her discredited.Evelyn holds up surprisingly well even th...
  • Laura Langley
    The culture of New Mexico, fine art theft, archaegological digs, microchips, a Puli dog, and an innocent bystander accused of murder--or is she innocent? You'll find it all in Fragments of Fear, a new novel by suspense author Carrie Stuart Parks. She keeps readers engaged with an interesting story line, a likeable and believeable main character, truly bad bad guys, and edge of the seat suspense. If you're looking for a good read, this suspense no...
  • Leslie M.
    3.5 starsI’ve read a few of this author’s past books, and I’ve always enjoyed them, so I was thrilled to read her latest. If you enjoy a good mystery, you’ll want to check this one out.The fast pace kept me engaged throughout, and I enjoyed the various twists and turns along the way. I enjoyed Marley, who livened up some of the scenes. I liked the details about the artwork, as it made this story different from many mysteries I’ve read i...