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.Pretty Broken Dolls by Jennifer Chase
Also by this author: Little Girls Sleeping , Her Last Whisper, Flowers on Her Grave, Last Girls Alive
Series: Detective Katie Scott #6
Also in this series: Little Girls Sleeping , Her Last Whisper, Flowers on Her Grave, Last Girls Alive
Published by Bookouture on 5th August 2021
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
n the thin light of the moon, the woman’s limp body hangs from the iron fence amongst the redwoods. Looped over the railings is the little gold locket her mother gave her when she turned sixteen. The picture of the girl inside smiles out at a future she’ll never see…
As day breaks over the fairground, Detective Katie Scott forces herself to take in another disturbing scene in front of her. A woman, the same age as her, found slumped in the carriage of the Ferris wheel, red lipstick dragged across her lips, her throat cut.
Katie doesn’t want to believe that the serial killer picking off women across the state has found their way to the small town of Pine Valley, California, but when her team finds a gold engagement ring hanging nearby, it’s a terrifying, but undeniable fact.
With a twisted killer on her doorstep, Katie knows if she doesn’t act fast, she’ll find more women left out in the cold like broken dolls. Her team hit dead end after dead end, but only she can see the vital link between the victims: a connection with Katie herself.
Katie has spent years pushing traumatic memories of her years in the military far out of reach, but she must confront them now or more innocent women will die. But as the killer circles closer and closer to Katie, what if the only answer is to give him what he wants? There must be another way…
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via NetGalley and for letting me take part in this tour. This is the 6th book in the Katie Scott series but all books can be read as standalones.
I love Detective Katie Scott. She is portrayed so realistically. She is ex-army, suffering from PTSD and still manages to have one of the best cold case solve rates. She is extremely impressive. She doesn’t let her PTSD stop her from doing her job.
I love Katie’s partner McGaven too. He always has her back and is a damn good cop. He makes an excellent partner.
The case is very disturbing and twisty. The murders were brutal and the killer was quite clearly suffering from some mental health issues. I was shocked when I finally worked out who the killer was. I didn’t see it coming until it was almost happening.
As always Jennifer did an excellent job of keeping me hooked. The pace and tension were spot on. This book is full of action and will keep you up way past your bedtime.
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