Monday, December 16, 2019

Character Interview with Detective Katie Scott from Jennifer Chase's Her Last Whisper

We’re thrilled to have Detective Katie Scott from Jennifer Chase's Her Last Whisper.  It is a pleasure to have her with us at The Literary Nook!
What is your name?

My name is Detective Katie Scott and I’m the main character in Her Last Whisper by Jennifer Chase.

What do you look like?

I’m five foot six inches tall, long dark hair, with a fit body because I have to be able to hold my own against bad guys if necessary.

Where are you today and what are you doing?

It’s my day off, so I’m on a hike in the mountains with my military K9 Cisco.

You come face to face with your worst enemy. How do you react?

This is nothing unusual for me. I’ve been in the army leading a team with my K9 through dangerous situations.  If I met my worst enemy, I’d stand strong and get ready to fight with everything I have.

You keep a photo album of memories from your lifetime. If you could only keep one photo, which one would that be?

It would be a photo of me when I was about thirteen years old with my parents. We were at the county fair. I lost them a few years later to a drunk driver.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Morning person. I love to get up just before sunrise and go on a run. It’s my quiet time before I go to work as a cold case detective.

What is your favorite piece of clothing?

A well-worn pair of jeans and cowboy boots.

Do you have any phobias? What are they and how intense are they? How have they impacted your life?

No phobias, but I came back from Afghanistan with a case of PTSD. It has tried to take over my life, but I don’t let it. It’s a work in progress.

How do you feel about mortality?

Mortality is something that every soldier and police officer thinks about—but I don’t let it run my life. I want to live my life—my life will end when it’s time.

What scares you?

Not being able to find the killer before he/she kills again.

What’s the last thing you do before you go to bed at night?

I write in my journal. It has helped me deal with my PTSD and give to thanks for all that I do have.

Who is your best friend?

My military dog Cisco who just happens to be an eighty pound black German shepherd.

Who is your worst enemy?

Anyone who wants to hurt someone else or abuse an animal.

Are you faith-oriented?

Absolutely. You cannot go through what I’ve experienced without having faith in God. It’s by that faith and understanding I am who I am today.

Are you married or in a relationship?

I’m in a relationship with my childhood best friend Chad.

You just woke up to find that war has been declared. What’s the first thing you would do?

Plan. Get ready. And fight for what’s right.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A dog trainer.

About the Author
Jennifer Chase is a multi award-winning and 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.

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About the Book:
Author: Jennifer Chase
Publisher: Bookouture
Pages: 320
Genre: Crime Thriller

Katie focuses her mind, trying to keep another anxiety attack at bay. The victim’s long brown hair is slick and wet, her body rigid in the grass. She looks more like a mannequin than the woman Katie had spoken with only yesterday, the woman she had promised to protect…
When a cold, naked body is discovered by a couple on a jog through the lush woodlands of Pine Valley, California, new recruit Detective Katie Scott is stunned to discover the victim is Amanda Payton – a much-loved local nurse and the woman at the heart of an unsolved case she’s been investigating whilst getting a grip on her crippling PTSD.
Weeks earlier, Amanda had run, battered and bruised, out into the headlights of a passing patrol car. She claimed to have just escaped a kidnapping, but with no strong evidence, the case went cold. The Pine Valley police made a fatal mistake…
Katie is certain the marks on Amanda’s wrists complete a pattern of women being taken, held captive and then showing up dead in remote locations around Pine Valley – and she won’t let someone die on her watch again.
But then a beautiful office worker with a link to the hospital where Amanda worked goes missing. With only days before the next body is due to show up, can Katie make amends for her past by saving this innocent life?
Totally gripping crime fiction for fans of Lisa Regan, Rachel Caine and Melinda Leigh. Nothing will prepare you for this nail-biting roller-coaster ride…

Readers adore Jennifer Chase!
THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS PUTTING THIS BOOK DOWN!!!!!… I was literally holding my breathI HAD TO KNOW!!!!! As for the explosive ending WOW definitely not what or who I was expecting.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
I was really wowed by itI couldn’t put the book down and was trying to read as fast as I could so I could find out who the killer was. The ending took me by surpriseI was literally gasping for air… I would definitely recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
Wow what an absolutely amazing fantastic read. I was hooked almost as soon as I started this book. I am still trying to pick my chin off the floor. I loved it from page one and couldn’t read the pages quick enough. I did not see the end coming…Awesome.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
If you read one police thriller this year make sure that it is this one… it will grip you from the start and will drag you into the story trying desperately to work out who the killer is but I promise you that you will not be able to figure it out.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A great way to start a new series! It’s a wonderfully written roller-coaster ride. A must read!Book Obsessed Introverts, 5 stars
Wow!The hairs on my head stood up with this one!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


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