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.
(Courtesy of the Literary Nook http://theliterarynook.blogspot.com)
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…
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