FLOWERS ON HER GRAVE
By Jennifer Chase
On the floor, amongst the piles of freshly pressed laundry,
lay the woman’s lifeless body, her pale yellow nightdress soaked in
“I didn’t do it…” came a whisper from the corner of the room.
Detective Katie Scott has never seen two people more
in love than her aunt and uncle as they danced on the decking the night
of their wedding anniversary party. But the next morning, when Katie
finds her aunt’s body sprawled across the floor, that perfect image is
All fingers point to Katie’s uncle, Pine Valley’s beloved sheriff and
protector – after all, his prints are all over the antique knife found
at the scene. Grieving, but certain of her uncle’s innocence, Katie is
consigned to the cold case division after she’s discovered searching the
house for clues. Does someone want to keep her as far away from this investigation as possible?
Ignoring warnings from her team, Katie digs into her uncle’s old case
files and discovers photographs of the body of a young girl found tied
to a tree after a hike in search of a rare flower. Her body is covered
with the same unusual lacerations her aunt suffered. Katie knows it
can’t be a coincidence, but every lead she follows takes her to a dead
Moments before the sheriff is arrested, Katie realizes that a single
piece of thread she found at the crime scene could be the missing link
that will stitch old crimes to new. But how can she prove her
uncle’s innocence without throwing herself directly into the line of
fire? She doesn’t have a choice, he’s the only family she has left…
PRAISE FOR FLOWERS ON HER GRAVE:
Her Last Whisper is a work of crime and detective fiction penned
by author Jennifer Chase. Written as the second book in the Detective
Katie Scott series, this action-packed thriller sees the return of our
anxiety-ridden heroine as she battles both her PTSD and a whole new
mystery. When local nurse Amanda Payton is found dead, Katie uncovers a
trail leading back to a case that was overlooked some weeks ago. And
when a new young woman also fails to arrive at work and is linked to
Amanda, Katie soon realizes that she’s uncovering a whole pattern of
victims she must endeavor to save.
Gripping, emotive and highly realistic, this is a fantastic and
in-depth crime mystery for fans to devour. Katie is a capable heroine,
ex-military with lots of sharp mental connections made and a strong
stomach, but she also has real-life struggles that many ex-military
personnel have and it makes her really endearing as a central figure to
investigate the mystery. Author Jennifer Chase doesn’t spoon-feed
information either but lets it weave naturally into the descriptions and
dialogue, allowing us as readers to piece the clues together with Katie
in what is definitely a well thought out plot. The conclusions are
exciting but also satisfying when all loose ends are tied up, though it
makes for a harrowing journey along the way. Overall, Her Last Whisper
is a fantastic and thrilling crime read which is sure to please fans of
the genre for its depth and development.
— K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite
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Author Guest Post
10 Things You Might Not Know About FLOWERS ON HER GRAVE
- It’s the third book in the thriller series, but it still can be read as a stand-alone.
- I wrote the first draft in three weeks—not recommended.
- The dog training depicted in the book with Katie and Cisco I have personally done.
- The dog Cisco is loosely based on my own German shepherd.
- One of the action scenes involving a wild car chase I had a dream about before I wrote it.
- The murder weapon used in the book, which is an ancient knife, I have seen in person.
- I know what it’s like to have panic attacks and my personal experiences are incorporated into the main character’s struggle with PTSD.
- I have a bachelor degree in police science and police forensics, which helps to create the forensic area of the story.
- I create a brief outline to give me a roadmap of the story—but sometimes I take the off roads.
- There are several suspects in FLOWERS ON HER GRAVE and I love to keep my readers guessing as to who the killer is…
About the Author
fiction author, as well as a consulting criminologist. Jennifer holds a
bachelor degree in police forensics and a master’s degree in criminology
& criminal justice. These academic pursuits developed out of her
curiosity about the criminal mind as well as from her own experience
with a violent psychopath, providing Jennifer with deep personal
investment in every story she tells. In addition, she holds
certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling. She is an
affiliate member of the International Association of Forensic
Criminologists, and member of the International Thriller Writers.