by Carrie Stuart Parks

On Sale: 2022-09-13

Book Summary

Bestselling and award-winning author Carrie Stuart Parks utilizes her expertise as a forensic artist in this gripping story that shows how the end doesn’t always justify the means.

About the Book

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 school art teacher in the dusty farming community of LaCrosse, Washington.

But when an SUV crashes into the building where she teaches, her entire world is upended. Samantha manages to keep the children safe, but her car isn’t so lucky. Oddly, her purse—with her driver’s license, credit cards, and other identification—is missing from the wreckage.

After authorities discover that the driver in the accident was shot seconds before the crash, Samantha quickly becomes entangled in increasingly strange events that have her constantly looking over her shoulder.

Samantha has long tried to forget the tragedy of her past, but the twisting connections 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.

  • Full-length, stand-alone suspense novel
  • Award-winning, bestselling author
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs


Stunning! Carrie Stuart Parks has penned a masterful tale of intrigue with impossibly unpredictable twists and turns. Plagued by a mysterious past, Samantha Williams is a remarkable and quirky character that captivated me from the first page. I couldn't read Fallout fast enough.

Carrie Stuart Parks has penned a highly intriguing mystery full of secrets, lies, and murder. Fans of Parks will not want to miss this tale that manages to be both suspenseful and quirky at the same time.

This propulsive thriller from Parks (Woman in Shadow) follows a small-town art instructor who must face her past to stop a murderer . . . Intricate plot threads combine with fast-paced action to exciting effect, and Sam's social awkwardness adds some comic moments of levity. This addictive, twisty mystery will keep readers guessing.

Product Details

  • Imprint: Thomas Nelson
  • On Sale: 2022-09-13
  • Pages: 336
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2022-09-13
  • Trim Size: 139.000mm x 215.000mm x 22.000mm
  • Weight: 226.000gr
  • Category 1 : FICTION / Christian / Suspense
  • Category 2 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  • Category 3 : FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • Category 4 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth