A woman on the run.
Darcy Graham thinks she's on a much-needed vacation in remote Idaho to relax and study under a well-known watercolorist. But an earthquake before she even arrives at the ranch is her first clue that something is amiss. Then a cabin on the edge of town goes up in flames.
A serial arsonist.
The area has a serial arsonist who sends taunting letters to the press after each fire. As a forensic linguist, this is Darby’s area of expertise . . . but also the reason she’s trying to escape from her life.
A question of shadows.
As Darby continues her art lessons, the pieces of the town around her come into sharper focus. There’s a darkness that’s growing. Now if she can just convince her heart to trust the one man who sees her clearly.
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.