Review: Fallout by Carrie Parks


Samantha Williams’s carefully crafted life is about to be demolished as thoroughly as her art classroom when a careening SUV smashes into the school.

In the dusty farming community of LaCrosse, Washington, art teacher Samantha Williams manages to save her students when an SUV crashes into the school. Her car isn’t so lucky. Oddly, her purse—containing her driver’s license, credit cards, and other identification—is missing from the wreckage, forcing her to rely on the kindness of strangers. Never one to trust easily, Samantha is thrust into a world far different from her simple life of jigsaw puzzles, children’s books, and lectures at the library.

One of the strangers who befriends her is a reporter from Spokane who is in town investigating two sets of skeletal remains that were recently discovered. When authorities discover that the driver in the school accident was shot before the crash, Samantha quickly becomes enmeshed in strange events, which turn ominous with the discovery of blackmail, murder, an abandoned town, and a secret government project.

Samantha has long tried to forget the tragedy of her past, but the links here can’t be ignored. Yet these are secrets that others are determined to keep buried, and they’ll use any means necessary to stop Samantha’s search for truth.

Rating: 5-stars


Fallout by Carrie Parks is similar to two of my other favorite writers, Brenda Novak and Sandra Brown. This thriller suspense novel had that edgy dark vibe. It was intense as the plot continued to build over the pages. There were plenty of twists that I did not see coming. I love how Carrie Parks went into the forensics part of this crime thriller. That part of the book is what I love. It gives the book more authentcity. The story felt more realistic. Because all crime fiction readers know that one needs evidence to prove of the crime committed. Forensics helped with that. Also, those wanting to know more about forensics can learn a lot from the details in this book. It is also evident of that the writer did her homework when creating this realistic journey. Danger, risks, suspense, and mystery all perfectly woven into an epic adventure. Fallout was well-fleshed out in characters and scenes. Plenty of action and danger to keep my heart racing. Once more, I was hooked by Carrie Parks’ talent in delivering the best suspense thrillers to read. Overall, I recommend taking a dive into this latest novel. It was definitely worth my time.

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