I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Her Dying Kiss by Jennifer Chase
Also by this author: Little Girls Sleeping , Her Last Whisper, Flowers on Her Grave, Last Girls Alive
Series: Detective Katie Scott #10
Also in this series: Little Girls Sleeping , Her Last Whisper, Flowers on Her Grave, Last Girls Alive
Published by Bookouture on 17th July 2023
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
She wakes to the dawn light streaming through the window and rolls over to whisper good morning to her fiancé. But panic floods her veins. His side of the bed is empty and cold. Blood trails towards the open door. All trace of him is gone…
It’s been one month since Detective Katie Scott ’s fiancé, Chad , went missing without a trace. Devastated Katie is still working tirelessly day and night to track down the love of her life, barely sleeping and chasing every new lead. But now the case has gone cold.
When the body of beautiful Gina Hartfield is discovered among the pine needles in a clearing on Lookout Ridge, Katie swallows her own pain and knows she must focus on finding Gina’s killer. The young woman was found with a pink velvet blindfold shading the hollows where her eyes had been removed. Katie is certain she is chasing a sadistic individual who will soon take another life…
But the autopsy reveals Gina’s body was washed before being abandoned, leaving no trace of evidence behind. And with no witnesses to Gina’s disappearance, the women of Pine Valley are terrified to go out alone.
Desperately combing the crime scene, when Katie sees a newspaper article about her previous cases pinned to a nearby tree, she is certain Gina’s murder is personal. Then tire tracks found in the forest are matched to a truck seen following Chad in the days leading up to his disappearance. Katie’s blood runs cold .
Is there a link between Chad’s disappearance and Gina’s brutal murder, or is the killer playing a twisted game with Katie? Can she find out the truth before they take another life?
A totally gripping serial killer thriller for fans of Lisa Regan, Rachel Caine and Melinda Leigh. Prepare to stay up all night with this nail-biting rollercoaster ride from USA Today and Amazon bestseller Jennifer Chase!
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book and for letting me take part in this tour. This is the tenth book in the Detective Katie Scott series.
I really felt for Katie in this one. She wakes up one day to find her fiancé has disappeared without a trace. There are no leads and no real reason why he would have been kidnapped. I think for me the worst thing would be the not knowing. The complete unknown of if he is dead or alive. If he is injured or being tortured. It just seems to difficult. I don’t know how Katie managed to get up in the mornings let alone go back to work. I honestly don’t think I could cope.
The case was a twisted one. The killer really enjoyed playing game with Katie and the team just because he could. I found the whole thing very tense and I just kept hoping everyone was going to be okay.
Cisco was as usual a great addition to the story. I love how we learnt more about Katie’s K9 training in this book. I am a big dog lover so to see how hard they work and what goes into being a trained K9 was really interesting to me.
The book is left on a cliff hanger which did irritate me as I really wanted that storyline resolved. I am eagerly awaiting the next book where I really hope it is resolved!
If you love an edge of your seat thriller that will keep you reading way past your bedtime then this is the one for you!