Detective Katie Scott: Book 7
Publication Date: April 19, 2022
The water ripples as the girl’s body escapes the reeds and floats silently upwards. Her beautiful face—blue eyes frozen open, skin as white as snow—breaks the surface. But it’s too late, this innocent soul has taken her final breath…
When camp counselor Carolyn Sable’s body is found floating in a lake beside Eagle Ridge Summer Camp, Detective Katie Scott must dig deep to stay focused. As a child, Katie spent many happy weeks at that camp toasting marshmallows on the fire with her best friend Jenny… until the day Jenny disappeared. The loss will always haunt Katie, but Carolyn’s inconsolable family need answers.
Searching the area, the devastating discovery of two more bodies sends the case into a tailspin. Suddenly on the hunt for a serial killer, Katie’s blood turns to ice when she finds newspaper clippings about her own past cases planted near one of the bodies. Was this twisted killer banking on Katie taking the lead? And why?
Carolyn was adored by children and staff at the camp, so Katie thinks her sudden resignation is key to cracking the case. Uncovering a tragic accident involving a group of children in the weeks before Carolyn left, Katie knows she’s getting close.
But when the carefully laid trap Katie sets to catch Carolyn’s killer backfires, Katie finds herself in unthinkable danger and unable to even trust her own team. Can she stay alive long enough to crack the toughest case of her career, and how many more innocent lives will be lost before she does?
A trip to show clients a potential investment property turns into a real estate agent’s worst nightmare when a dead body is discovered in the lake. With that serving as the opening scene, author Jennifer Case delivers a spine-tingling thriller with Silent Little Angels.
As the seventh installment in the Detective Katie Scott series, this book can easily be read as a stand-alone. What is so intriguing about the story is that Scott has childhood memories of the lake when it was part of Eagle Ridge Summer Camp. As she investigates the woman’s death, more bodies are found.
While this was my first book in the series, I found the detective to be a strong, capable woman who takes on challenging cases. Going up against a serial killer in this installment requires Scott to act quickly, but it lands her in the killer’s crosshairs. As the story develops, it seems that the killer is purposely baiting her by leaving newspaper clippings of her past cases near one of the bodies. This definitely ramped up the suspense factor.
Filled with twists and turns, the storyline kept me guessing until the end. The drama is balanced by interactions with Scott’s faithful German shepherd, Cisco, and her fellow detective, Sean McGaven.
Silent Little Angels provides a solid mix of suspense that captures your attention from start to finish.
Jennifer Chase is a multi-award-winning and USA Today Best Selling crime 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.