• A Cry from the Dust

  • A Gwen Marcey Novel
  • By: Carrie Stuart Parks
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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A Cry from the Dust

By: Carrie Stuart Parks
Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
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Carrie Stuart Parks utilizes her own background as a celebrated, FBI-trained forensic artist to blend fact and fiction into a stunning mystery.

A 19th-century conspiracy is about to be shattered by a 21st-century forensic artist.

In 1857, a wagon train in Utah was assaulted by a group of militant Mormons calling themselves the Avenging Angels. One hundred and forty people were murdered, including unarmed men, women, and children. The Mountain Meadows Massacre remains controversial to this day - but the truth may be written on the skulls of the victims.

When renowned forensic artist Gwen Marcey is recruited to reconstruct the faces of recently unearthed victims at Mountain Meadows, she isn’t expecting more than an interesting gig...and a break from her own hectic life.

But when Gwen stumbles on the ritualized murder of a young college student, her work on the massacre takes on a terrifying new aspect, and research quickly becomes a race against modern-day fundamentalist terror.

As evidence of a cover-up mounts - a cover-up spanning the entire history of the Mormon church - Gwen finds herself in the crosshairs of a secret society bent on fulfilling prophecy and revenging old wrongs.

Can a forensic artist reconstruct two centuries of suppressed history...before it repeats itself?

“Parks’s real-life career as a forensic artist lends remarkable authenticity to her enthralling novel, A Cry from the Dust. Her work is a fresh new voice in suspense, and I became an instant fan. Highly recommended!” (Colleen Coble, USA TODAY best-selling author)

“A unique novel on forensics and fanaticism. A good story on timely subjects well told. For me, these are the ingredients of a successful novel today and Carrie Stuart Parks has done just that.” [Carter Cornick, FBI Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research (Ret.)]

©2014 Carrie Stuart Parks (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

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Overwrought, unbelievable, with an unsustainable story line. The narration was painfully histrionic. I can’t believe I ate the whole thing. Not to mention the most religious ending outside the Gutenberg. Don’t do it!

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