Today we sit down for a chat with Detective Katie Scott from author Jennifer Chase’s Detective Katie Scott Thriller Series.
What was your life like before your author started pulling your strings?
I had a simple and quiet life where not much of anything ever happened. I liked my life, but my author sure knows how to turn up the thrills.
What’s the one trait you like most about yourself?
Even though I suffer from PTSD, I have the courage and perseverance to push ahead out of my comfort zone to catch killers.
What do you like least about yourself?
I carry a lot of baggage. I keep to myself about many things and I would like to be able to talk to my closest friends more.
What is the strangest thing your author has had you do or had happen to you?
Well, there have been a few things. But the one that stands out was when the bad guy locked me and my partner in a cargo container. I don't have to tell you how scary that was.
Do you argue with your author? If so, what do you argue about?
No, we rarely argue. Sometimes I question whether or not I should do something, but other than that we're fine.
What is your greatest fear?
No being able to save a victim and not being able to work another cold case.
What makes you happy?
It's having my good friends and my uncle to be there for me if I need it. And my military K9 Cisco always makes me happy, especially after a bad day.
If you could rewrite a part of your story, what would it be? Why?
Hmm. That's a tough one. I would have to say that my parents weren't killed in a car accident when I was a teenager. I would love to have more time with my parents especially after being in the Army and joining the police department.
Of the other characters in your book, which one bugs you the most? Why?
Most of the co-characters are pretty cool. It's the bad guys and serial killers that really bug me—to the point of anger. I get tunnel vision and I will eventually catch them.
Of the other characters in your book, which one would you love to trade places with? Why?
It would be fun to trade places with Denise, my friend and co-worker; she's such a kind and wonderful person. She works as the supervisor in the records division at the sheriff's department. I love spending time with her because her temperament is opposite of mine.
Tell us a little something about your author. Where can readers find her website/blog?
I respect my author. She always plans such exciting cases for me, but I remind her frequently that she needs to take some time off to relax. You can find her at her website.
What's next for you?
I'm not sure, but there are more cases for me to solve. My author keeps things quiet until I have to jump into action. There is another book in the series coming up soon.
The Fragile Ones
A Detective Katie Scott Thriller, Book 5
When the bodies of eleven and twelve-year-old sisters, Tessa and Megan, are found at the bottom of a ravine—dressed in matching pastel summer outfits, their small bodies broken from the fall—Detective Katie Scott is called to one of the most shocking and heartbreaking crime scenes of her career.
Carefully picking through the fragile remains, Katie makes the first of many disturbing discoveries: the girls were not biological sisters. The youngest, Megan, is a DNA match to a kidnapping case years before. The tiny number burnt into her skin the mark of a terrifying killer intent on keeping count of his collection.
Her PTSD from the army triggered, Katie is left reeling as she maps other missing children in the local area.Has this twisted soul found a way to stay nearby his victims? Could he be watching now as Katie hits one dead end after another?
A wild storm building, matching a fiber found during the autopsy to a nearby boatyard is the break Katie needs. But when another girl goes missing, just as lightning strikes and the power goes out, Katie only has her instincts, her team and her service dog to rely on. As time runs out for Katie to finds the stolen child alive, who will become the next number on this monster’s deadly list?
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